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Northern Midlands Council area


In the Northern Midlands Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $653 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Northern Midlands Council area 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 Midlands Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing653.444.015.4373.833.010.7+279.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1.
Wholesale Trade138.19.32.0117.010.32.2+21.1
Retail Trade11.
Accommodation and Food Services10.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing122.18.25.6120.310.65.3+1.8
Information Media and Telecommunications14.
Financial and Insurance Services1.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services10.20.70.313.21.20.2-3.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1.
Administrative and Support Services2.
Public Administration and Safety2.
Education and Training2.
Health Care and Social Assistance5.60.413.45.00.411.5+0.6
Arts and Recreation Services0.
Other Services11.
Total industries1,486.5100.0100.01,132.9100.0100.0+353.6

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 Northern Midlands Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($653 million or 44.0%)
  • Manufacturing ($478 million or 32.2%)
  • Wholesale Trade ($138 million or 9.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,270 million in total or 85.4% of the total imports by industry in the the Northern Midlands Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 15.4% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 19.3% in Manufacturing and 2.0% in Wholesale Trade.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the Northern Midlands Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (44.0% compared to 15.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (0.4% compared to 13.4%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (32.2% compared to 19.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Wholesale Trade (9.3% compared to 2.0%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Northern Midlands Council area increased by $354 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 Midlands Council area were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$280 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$26 million)
  • Wholesale Trade (+$21 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$13 million)

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