Northern Tasmania Region


In the Northern Tasmania Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,804 million in 2020/21.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Northern Tasmania Region 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
Northern Tasmania Region2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing247.52.93.8189.72.73.5+57.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services258.33.03.3223.03.23.8+35.3
Wholesale Trade365.94.34.2259.43.74.1+106.4
Retail Trade224.42.62.3190.22.72.3+34.2
Accommodation and Food Services308.93.63.8310.44.44.3-1.5
Transport, Postal and Warehousing426.15.05.4381.35.46.8+44.9
Information Media and Telecommunications260.83.03.2196.72.82.8+64.1
Financial and Insurance Services701.38.28.5535.57.68.1+165.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services55.30.60.653.00.80.8+2.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services638.47.47.4453.76.46.3+184.7
Administrative and Support Services212.32.52.4205.82.92.8+6.5
Public Administration and Safety522.56.16.1457.56.56.1+65.0
Education and Training232.62.72.6201.12.92.7+31.5
Health Care and Social Assistance615.97.28.3461.76.67.0+154.2
Arts and Recreation Services62.70.70.769.41.00.9-6.7
Other Services157.21.81.8164.12.32.2-6.9
Total industries8,576.4100.0100.07,048.1100.0100.0+1,528.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2019/20 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 Northern Tasmania Region in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,804 million or 32.7%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($701 million or 8.2%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($638 million or 7.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $4,144 million in total or 48.3% of the total imports by industry in the the Northern Tasmania Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 31.7% in Manufacturing; 8.5% in Financial and Insurance Services and 7.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (5.6% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (7.2% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (32.7% compared to 31.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.9% compared to 3.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Northern Tasmania Region increased by $1,528 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$670 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$185 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$166 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$154 million)

Northern Tasmania Region

economic profile