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Northern Midlands Council area

Imports

In the Northern Midlands Council area, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $280 million in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing20.41.93.619.62.34.4+0.8
Mining26.12.53.238.34.66.0-12.2
Manufacturing280.426.529.7238.328.330.3+42.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services40.83.93.324.42.92.7+16.4
Construction000000--
Wholesale Trade41.33.94.230.93.74.0+10.5
Retail Trade38.93.72.231.23.72.2+7.7
Accommodation and Food Services46.14.33.939.54.74.2+6.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing30.62.96.826.23.17.0+4.5
Information Media and Telecommunications41.63.93.627.13.22.8+14.6
Financial and Insurance Services111.010.58.485.610.28.0+25.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services2.20.20.91.70.20.8+0.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services83.37.97.157.86.96.3+25.5
Administrative and Support Services27.52.62.724.93.03.0+2.6
Public Administration and Safety70.36.66.251.66.16.3+18.7
Education and Training50.84.82.739.34.72.5+11.5
Health Care and Social Assistance117.011.08.773.58.76.5+43.4
Arts and Recreation Services10.00.91.09.01.11.0+1.0
Other Services21.62.01.721.92.62.0-0.4
Total industries1,059.9100.0100.0840.8100.0100.0+219.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Midlands Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($280 million or 26.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($117 million or 11.0%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($111 million or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $508 million in total or 48.0% of the total imports by industry in the the Northern Midlands Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 29.7% in Manufacturing; 8.7% 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 Midlands Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (2.9% compared to 6.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (26.5% compared to 29.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (11.0% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Education and Training (4.8% compared to 2.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Northern Midlands Council area increased by $219 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Northern Midlands Council area were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$43 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$42 million)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+$25 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$25 million)

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