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Coastal Urban Economic Region


In the Coastal Urban Economic Region, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $1,274 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Coastal Urban Economic Region. 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 Coastal Urban Economic Region’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
Coastal Urban Economic Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing921.811.29.6637.58.07.4+284.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services182.62.24.5204.92.65.4-22.3
Wholesale Trade283.33.42.8298.63.83.1-15.3
Retail Trade386.14.74.5375.54.74.7+10.6
Accommodation and Food Services218.92.73.1197.32.53.1+21.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing757.19.25.2762.19.65.4-4.9
Information Media and Telecommunications174.72.14.1120.01.53.7+54.7
Financial and Insurance Services236.32.95.4233.02.95.4+3.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services182.12.22.2124.41.61.8+57.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services174.52.13.5147.31.93.1+27.2
Administrative and Support Services194.82.41.9179.82.31.9+15.1
Public Administration and Safety287.23.55.4320.34.06.3-33.1
Education and Training362.44.45.2324.74.14.9+37.7
Health Care and Social Assistance908.711.010.9692.18.79.0+216.6
Arts and Recreation Services36.50.41.630.00.41.5+6.5
Other Services198.42.42.2155.42.01.9+43.0
Total industries8,238.6100.0100.07,951.7100.0100.0+286.9

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 Coastal Urban Economic Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,274 million or 15.5%)
  • Construction ($985 million or 12.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($922 million or 11.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,181 million in total or 38.6% of the total output by total industry in the the Coastal Urban Economic Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 12.2% in Manufacturing; 12.9% in Construction and 9.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

The major differences between output by industries of the Coastal Urban Economic Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.2% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (15.5% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (5.8% compared to 3.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (2.9% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Coastal Urban Economic Region increased by $287 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Coastal Urban Economic Region were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$284 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$217 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$58 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$55 million)

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