Northern Tasmania Region

economic profile

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West Tamar Council area

Industry composition

In 2019, the Household services sector accounted for 47.8% of employment in West Tamar Council area. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (36.8% in 2009)

Understanding the economic role of 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 West Tamar Council area'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.

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Employment composition
West Tamar Council area201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing2755.93136.83467.4
Mining1142.42385.21833.9
Goods related1,48831.81,58534.41,82139.2
Household services2,23547.81,82339.61,71236.8
Business services4028.648710.64409.4
Public administration and safety1633.51573.41503.2
Total Industries4,678100.04,603100.04,652100.0

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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Northern Tasmania Region

economic profile