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City of Launceston

Local sales

In the City of Launceston, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $661 million in 2018/19.

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
City of Launceston - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing113.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services221.04.74.5217.65.15.2+3.4
Wholesale Trade225.24.83.4217.55.13.9+7.7
Retail Trade265.15.64.8235.75.55.1+29.4
Accommodation and Food Services127.62.73.2137.83.23.4-10.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing236.35.04.8246.25.75.4-9.9
Information Media and Telecommunications213.04.53.5185.74.33.4+27.2
Financial and Insurance Services474.810.16.0420.49.86.2+54.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services211.44.53.9151.43.53.2+60.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services252.65.45.3218.55.14.8+34.1
Administrative and Support Services141.93.03.0149.33.53.1-7.4
Public Administration and Safety298.06.35.1288.26.75.8+9.8
Education and Training204.44.34.5176.44.14.3+28.0
Health Care and Social Assistance514.810.98.8327.97.67.0+186.9
Arts and Recreation Services59.
Other Services128.52.72.7114.02.72.5+14.4
Total industries4,706.1100.0100.04,298.3100.0100.0+407.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 City of Launceston in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($661million or 14.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($515million or 10.9%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($475million or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,651 million in total or 35.1% of the total local sales by total industry in the the City of Launceston.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 23.0% in Construction; 8.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.0% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between local sales by industries of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Construction (14.0% compared to 23.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Financial and Insurance Services (10.1% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.4% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (10.9% compared to 8.8%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the City of Launceston $increased by 408 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$187 million)
  • Manufacturing (-$81 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$60 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$54 million)

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