Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region

Local sales

In the Northern Tasmania Region, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $1,801 million in 2019/20.

Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales 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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Local sales by industry sector
Northern Tasmania Region - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing501.75.44.2510.56.65.4-8.8
Mining267.82.91.2108.11.41.2+159.7
Manufacturing691.87.56.4632.98.27.5+58.9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services361.23.94.0291.43.84.1+69.7
Construction1,801.019.423.81,554.020.222.6+247.1
Wholesale Trade346.33.73.3318.54.13.7+27.8
Retail Trade465.45.05.0390.55.15.2+74.9
Accommodation and Food Services270.22.92.8258.73.43.3+11.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing505.25.45.0449.35.85.1+55.9
Information Media and Telecommunications305.23.33.4202.52.62.9+102.6
Financial and Insurance Services586.96.36.0523.86.86.3+63.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services264.72.93.2210.02.73.0+54.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services366.84.05.4301.03.94.9+65.8
Administrative and Support Services224.82.42.7201.42.62.8+23.3
Public Administration and Safety515.25.65.8438.25.75.8+77.0
Education and Training415.94.54.5356.84.64.6+59.2
Health Care and Social Assistance1,033.211.19.3667.88.77.9+365.4
Arts and Recreation Services95.21.01.178.01.01.1+17.2
Other Services258.32.82.8198.62.62.6+59.6
Total industries9,276.6100.0100.07,692.1100.0100.0+1,584.5

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions) NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .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 local sales by industry sectors in the Northern Tasmania Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($1,801million or 19.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,033million or 11.1%)
  • Manufacturing ($692million or 7.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,526 million in total or 38.0% of the total local sales by total industry in the the Northern Tasmania Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 23.8% in Construction; 9.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.4% in Manufacturing.

The major differences between local sales by industries of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Construction (19.4% compared to 23.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (11.1% compared to 9.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Mining (2.9% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.0% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the Northern Tasmania Region $increased by 1,585 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$365 million)
  • Construction (+$247 million)
  • Mining (+$160 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$103 million)

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