City of Launceston


In the City of Launceston, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,189 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the City of Launceston Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import 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 imports
City of Launceston2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing114.24.13.8123.55.13.5-9.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services55.72.03.339.41.63.8+16.3
Wholesale Trade114.
Retail Trade29.51.12.323.61.02.3+5.9
Accommodation and Food Services72.42.63.875.13.14.3-2.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing149.15.45.4147.56.16.8+1.6
Information Media and Telecommunications83.
Financial and Insurance Services113.84.18.584.53.58.1+29.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services29.81.10.628.41.20.8+1.4
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services285.110.37.4213.18.86.3+72.0
Administrative and Support Services116.04.22.4116.24.82.8-0.2
Public Administration and Safety113.24.16.1125.95.26.1-12.7
Education and Training37.71.42.633.81.42.7+4.0
Health Care and Social Assistance81.02.98.363.02.67.0+18.0
Arts and Recreation Services18.80.70.718.50.80.9+0.2
Other Services22.40.81.820.30.82.2+2.1
Total industries2,780.5100.0100.02,410.2100.0100.0+370.2

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). 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 total imports by industry sectors in the City of Launceston in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,189 million or 42.7%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($285 million or 10.3%)
  • Mining ($155 million or 5.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,629 million in total or 58.6% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Launceston.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 31.7% in Manufacturing; 7.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services and 3.8% in Mining.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (42.7% compared to 31.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.9% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (4.1% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (10.3% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Launceston increased by $370 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$278 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$72 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$58 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$29 million)

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