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In the City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance had the largest total imports by industry, generating $738 million in 2018/19.

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 Launceston2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing99.33.415.472.82.510.7+26.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services51.11.74.4100.93.55.5-49.8
Wholesale Trade100.93.42.0100.73.52.2+0.3
Retail Trade184.06.34.0222.37.74.1-38.3
Accommodation and Food Services145.25.03.0107.03.72.7+38.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing97.63.35.698.53.45.3-0.9
Information Media and Telecommunications155.65.34.8124.54.34.2+31.1
Financial and Insurance Services245.28.44.7330.511.54.5-85.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services10.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services25.
Administrative and Support Services11.
Public Administration and Safety36.01.25.6103.13.66.8-67.1
Education and Training332.311.36.1302.610.55.7+29.7
Health Care and Social Assistance737.825.213.4613.021.311.5+124.8
Arts and Recreation Services8.
Other Services96.83.31.558.52.01.1+38.3
Total industries2,929.3100.0100.02,871.4100.0100.0+57.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (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 total imports by industry sectors in the City of Launceston in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($738 million or 25.2%)
  • Manufacturing ($543 million or 18.5%)
  • Education and Training ($332 million or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,613 million in total or 55.1% of the total imports by industry in the the City of Launceston.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 13.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 19.3% in Manufacturing and 6.1% in Education and Training.

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

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3.4% compared to 15.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (25.2% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Education and Training (11.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (1.2% compared to 5.6%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the City of Launceston increased by $58 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$125 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$52 million)
  • Other Services (+$38 million)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (+$38 million)

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