City of Launceston


In the City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance had the largest total exports by industry, generating $1,016 million in 2022/23.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the City of Launceston boundaries. Exports (domestic) include all exports from the area to other parts of Australia. Exports (international) includes all exports from the Region to countries outside Australia.

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

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

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total exports by industry sector
City of Launceston2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing188.65.814.1158.35.214.3+30.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services67.92.14.550.21.74.0+17.7
Wholesale Trade72.
Retail Trade247.77.63.4214.67.13.1+33.1
Accommodation and Food Services40.91.31.930.81.01.9+10.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing399.512.210.5137.04.56.9+262.6
Information Media and Telecommunications70.02.13.6131.84.43.6-61.9
Financial and Insurance Services341.010.44.4286.99.53.7+54.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services13.60.40.311.00.40.3+2.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services33.81.01.333.21.10.9+0.6
Administrative and Support Services16.80.50.412.40.40.5+4.5
Public Administration and Safety71.92.27.486.02.86.5-14.1
Education and Training240.87.45.1322.510.76.2-81.7
Health Care and Social Assistance1,015.931.114.9654.621.711.9+361.3
Arts and Recreation Services8.40.31.825.70.92.1-17.3
Other Services74.
Total industries3,267.4100.0100.03,019.3100.0100.0+248.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 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 total exports by industry sectors in the City of Launceston in 2021/22 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,016 million or 31.1%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (400 million or 12.2%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (341 million or 10.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 1,756 million in total or 53.8% of the total exports by industry in the the City of Launceston.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 14.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 10.5% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 4.4% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Health Care and Social Assistance (31.1% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.8% compared to 14.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (10.2% compared to 17.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total exports by Financial and Insurance Services (10.4% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the City of Launceston $increased by 248 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$361 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$263 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$54 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$33 million)

City of Launceston

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