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George Town Council area

Industry sector analysis - All industries

In 2016/17, George Town Council area contributed 2.2% of Regional TAS’s employment and 2.4% of its value added.

Industry sector profiles reveal the way in which each industry contributes to the economy in George Town Council area using ten economic measures generated by NIEIR economic modelling. This helps in understanding the role each industry sector plays in the economy.

For example, some industry sectors generate substantial output (turnover), but are not big employers and targeting those industry sectors may not meet the economic development objective of maximising employment.

In the first chart, you can also see how the output of an industry is divided between local sales, domestic exports and international exports. This information can reveal how an industry is structured, and whether it is focused on exporting or on serving the local population.

The table and second chart also show how George Town Council area contributes to the wider economy. For example, George Town Council area contributes 2.2% of Regional TAS’s employment.

Industry sector analysis data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total), Employment by industry (FTE), Value added, Imports and Exports to see how each specific industry fits into the wider picture of all industries within George Town Council area. To see how concentrated each industry sector is, visit the Employment locations section.

The third chart refers to how employment in George Town Council area has changed overtime and how it compares to expected changes based on benchmark and industry trends. This type of analysis is explored further within the Shift-share analysis economic tool.”

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Industry sector analysis
George Town Council area - All industries - Constant prices2016/172011/12Change
Economic measureGeorge Town Council areaRegional TASGeorge Town Council area as a % of Regional TASGeorge Town Council areaRegional TASGeorge Town Council area as a % of Regional TAS2011/12 to 2016/17
Employment (total)2,841126,6172.2%3,262127,0632.6%-421
Employment (FTE)2,595101,6862.6%2,688103,7312.6%-93
FTE to total employment ratio0.910.80--0.820.82--+0.09
Output/Total Sales ($m)892.5425,512.383.5%895.4825,494.693.5%-2.94
Value add ($m)317.0713,268.802.4%269.4912,766.812.1%+47.58
Exports ($m)674.899,765.456.9%635.6010,210.046.2%+39.29
Exports (domestic) ($m)180.687,606.982.4%165.638,055.922.1%+15.05
Exports (international) ($m)494.212,158.4722.9%469.972,154.1221.8%+24.24
Imports($m)731.5414,186.605.2%716.8313,917.655.2%+14.72
Imports (domestic) ($m)573.8810,358.215.5%573.7910,145.895.7%+0.09
Imports (international) ($m)157.673,828.394.1%143.043,771.763.8%+14.63
Local Sales ($m)309.5915,955.901.9%322.2615,412.592.1%-12.67
Worker productivity ($ per worker)111,605104,795--82,626100,476--+28,979

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2015-16 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

Economic output by destination
Economic output by destination Regional TAS, Local Sales: 62.0% Regional TAS, Exports (international): 8.4% Regional TAS, Exports (domestic): 29.6% George Town Council area, Local Sales: 31.4% George Town Council area, Exports (international): 50.2% George Town Council area, Exports (domestic): 18.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Industry contribution to Regional TAS 2016/17
Industry contribution to Regional TAS 2016/17 Employment (total), George Town Council area - All industries: 2.2% Employment (FTE), George Town Council area - All industries: 2.6% Output/Total Sales ($m), George Town Council area - All industries: 3.5% Value add ($m), George Town Council area - All industries: 2.4% Exports ($m), George Town Council area - All industries: 6.9% Exports (domestic) ($m), George Town Council area - All industries: 2.4% Exports (international) ($m), George Town Council area - All industries: 22.9% Imports($m), George Town Council area - All industries: 5.2% Imports (domestic) ($m), George Town Council area - All industries: 5.5% Imports (international) ($m), George Town Council area - All industries: 4.1% Local Sales ($m), George Town Council area - All industries: 1.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Shift-share analysis for Employment (Total) 2011/12 to 2016/17
Shift-share analysis for Employment (Total) 2011/12 to 2016/17 Net change in Benchmark Growth (BG) effect, George Town Council area relative to Regional TAS: -11.4 Net change in Industry Mix (IM) effect, George Town Council area relative to Regional TAS: 0.0 Net change in Expected change (BG + IM), George Town Council area relative to Regional TAS: -11.4 Net change in Actual change, George Town Council area relative to Regional TAS: -420.6 Net change in Regional Competitive (RC) effect, George Town Council area relative to Regional TAS: -409.2
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
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