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City of Launceston

Local sales

In the City of Launceston, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $828 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
City of Launceston - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing90.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services234.54.34.0191.94.24.1+42.6
Wholesale Trade232.44.33.3209.04.63.7+23.4
Retail Trade281.95.25.0230.95.15.2+51.0
Accommodation and Food Services183.83.42.8167.23.73.3+16.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing276.95.15.0257.35.75.1+19.5
Information Media and Telecommunications262.74.83.4173.33.82.9+89.4
Financial and Insurance Services529.79.76.0463.010.36.3+66.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services195.13.63.2155.83.53.0+39.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services292.55.45.4239.55.34.9+53.0
Administrative and Support Services144.72.72.7134.53.02.8+10.3
Public Administration and Safety363.06.75.8295.46.55.8+67.6
Education and Training263.24.84.5216.44.84.6+46.9
Health Care and Social Assistance606.711.29.3401.78.97.9+205.0
Arts and Recreation Services66.
Other Services162.03.02.8132.02.92.6+30.1
Total industries5,440.9100.0100.04,516.5100.0100.0+924.4

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. 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 ($828million or 15.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($607million or 11.2%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($530million or 9.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,964 million in total or 36.1% of the total local sales by total industry in the the City of Launceston.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 23.8% in Construction; 9.3% 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 (15.2% compared to 23.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Financial and Insurance Services (9.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.7% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (11.2% compared to 9.3%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the City of Launceston $increased by 924 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$205 million)
  • Construction (+$111 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$89 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$68 million)

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