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Dorset Council area

Local sales

In the Dorset Council area, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $82 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
Dorset Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing50.516.45.043.413.84.8+7.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services8.
Wholesale Trade13.74.43.410.33.33.9+3.3
Retail Trade16.75.44.817.95.75.1-1.3
Accommodation and Food Services12.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing16.65.44.813.64.35.4+3.0
Information Media and Telecommunications3.
Financial and Insurance Services6.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5.
Administrative and Support Services5.
Public Administration and Safety17.
Education and Training12.13.94.512.03.84.3+0.2
Health Care and Social Assistance23.67.78.818.96.07.0+4.7
Arts and Recreation Services2.
Other Services6.
Total industries307.9100.0100.0313.8100.0100.0-6.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. .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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Dominant groups

An analysis of the local sales by industry sectors in the Dorset Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($82million or 26.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($51million or 16.4%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($24million or 7.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $156 million in total or 50.8% of the total local sales by total industry in the the Dorset Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 23.0% in Construction; 5.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 8.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between local sales by industries of the Dorset Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.4% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Financial and Insurance Services (2.2% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (26.8% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (1.8% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the Dorset Council area $decreased by -6 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the local sales by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Dorset Council area were for:

  • Construction (-$23 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$7 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$5 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-$3 million)

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