Northern Tasmania Region

economic profile

northern-tasmania logo

Dorset Council area


In the Dorset Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total exports by industry, generating $227 million in 2018/19.

Exports by industry are sales of goods and services to non-resident households, businesses and other organisations, outside the Dorset Council area 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

Current area:
Current benchmark:
Comparison year:
Export type:
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a data row in the table you will be able to see sub categories.
  • Excel
  • Excel full
  • Word
  • Word full
Total exports by industry sector
Dorset Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing227.474.815.4165.272.010.7+62.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0.
Wholesale Trade3.
Retail Trade3.
Accommodation and Food Services4.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing13.04.35.611.75.15.3+1.3
Information Media and Telecommunications0.
Financial and Insurance Services0.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0.
Administrative and Support Services0.
Public Administration and Safety7.
Education and Training3.
Health Care and Social Assistance1.30.413.41.10.511.5+0.3
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services1.
Total industries303.9100.0100.0229.6100.0100.0+74.3

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

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
Did you know? By clicking/tapping on a category in the chart below you will be able to drilldown to the sub categories.
loading animation
loading animation

Dominant groups

An analysis of the total exports by industry sectors in the Dorset Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (227 million or 74.8%)
  • Manufacturing (36 million or 11.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (13 million or 4.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 276 million in total or 90.9% of the total exports by industry in the the Dorset Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 15.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 19.3% in Manufacturing and 5.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

The major differences between the total exports by industries of the Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of total exports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (74.8% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.4% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Manufacturing (11.9% compared to 19.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total exports by Mining (0.0% compared to 5.9%)

Emerging groups

The total total exports by industry in the Dorset Council area $increased by 74 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total exports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Dorset Council area were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$62 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$11 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$5 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$1 million)

To continue building your economic story go to...

Northern Tasmania Region

economic profile