Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region


In the Northern Tasmania Region, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $2,283 million in 2018/19.

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 Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing136.01.72.2176.22.63.8-40.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services206.22.73.2178.52.73.2+27.7
Wholesale Trade328.34.24.4223.93.33.6+104.4
Retail Trade236.43.02.6205.53.12.7+30.9
Accommodation and Food Services400.55.24.7332.75.04.2+67.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing432.65.66.4409.66.17.4+23.0
Information Media and Telecommunications277.13.63.6193.32.92.9+83.8
Financial and Insurance Services591.17.68.4493.17.38.0+98.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services74.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services536.46.96.9437.26.56.5+99.3
Administrative and Support Services195.52.52.5181.12.72.9+14.4
Public Administration and Safety447.95.86.0418.56.26.4+29.4
Education and Training224.92.92.3171.82.62.3+53.1
Health Care and Social Assistance606.47.88.2406.46.16.2+200.0
Arts and Recreation Services87.
Other Services148.01.92.0131.02.01.9+17.1
Total industries7,772.9100.0100.06,715.2100.0100.0+1,057.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 Northern Tasmania Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,283 million or 29.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($606 million or 7.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($591 million or 7.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,481 million in total or 44.8% of the total imports by industry in the the Northern Tasmania Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 29.4% in Manufacturing; 8.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 8.4% in Financial and Insurance 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 (7.2% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (7.6% compared to 8.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (5.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Education and Training (2.9% compared to 2.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Northern Tasmania Region increased by $1,058 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$344 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$200 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$104 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$99 million)

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