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Burnie City


In the Burnie City, Health Care and Social Assistance had the largest output by industry, generating $351 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Burnie City. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Burnie City’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Burnie City2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing142.56.39.680.23.57.4+62.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services38.91.74.542.31.95.4-3.3
Wholesale Trade67.53.02.857.92.63.1+9.6
Retail Trade113.35.04.5117.45.24.7-4.1
Accommodation and Food Services63.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing242.810.75.2236.810.55.4+6.0
Information Media and Telecommunications76.
Financial and Insurance Services96.34.25.489.13.95.4+7.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services58.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services42.01.93.537.61.73.1+4.4
Administrative and Support Services94.64.21.981.73.61.9+12.9
Public Administration and Safety122.05.45.4144.46.46.3-22.4
Education and Training126.05.65.2113.25.04.9+12.8
Health Care and Social Assistance350.615.510.9273.012.19.0+77.6
Arts and Recreation Services5.
Other Services62.
Total industries2,268.8100.0100.02,262.7100.0100.0+6.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the Burnie City in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($351 million or 15.5%)
  • Manufacturing ($305 million or 13.5%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($243 million or 10.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $899 million in total or 39.6% of the total output by total industry in the the Burnie City.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 10.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 12.2% in Manufacturing and 5.2% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between output by industries of the Burnie City and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (6.6% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.7% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (15.5% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.3% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Burnie City increased by $6 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Burnie City were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$78 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$62 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$20 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$16 million)

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