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George Town Council area

Industry composition

In 2019, the Goods related sector accounted for 61.5% of employment in the Northern Tasmania Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (69.5% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of the Northern Tasmania Region provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the Northern Tasmania Region's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Public administration and safety, 2019: 3.3% Mining, 2019: 4.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2019: 6.8% Business services, 2019: 7.1% Household services, 2019: 17.0% Goods related, 2019: 61.5% Public administration and safety, 2014: 3.3% Mining, 2014: 3.4% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2014: 4.5% Business services, 2014: 5.1% Household services, 2014: 17.3% Goods related, 2014: 66.4% Public administration and safety, 2009: 3.1% Mining, 2009: 1.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2009: 4.8% Business services, 2009: 4.8% Household services, 2009: 16.0% Goods related, 2009: 69.5%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
George Town Council area201920142009
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Goods related1,77161.51,98466.42,37869.5
Household services48917.051717.354616.0
Business services2047.11525.11654.8
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1956.81354.51634.8
Mining1264.41033.4621.8
Public administration and safety963.3983.31053.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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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