George Town Council area
In George Town Council area, Mining had the highest local sales, generating $45 million in 2017/18.
Local sales by industry measures the output of local industries that is sold locally. This includes sales to local consumers, businesses and other organisations.
To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, local sales data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Local sales by industry sector|
|George Town Council area - Constant prices||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||$m||%||Regional TAS%||$m||%||Regional TAS%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||19.7||6.6||7.1||16.1||5.3||6.2||+3.6||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||20.2||6.7||3.3||40.9||13.4||5.4||-20.7||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||6.3||2.1||3.7||6.5||2.1||3.2||-0.2||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||38.7||12.9||5.7||40.4||13.2||6.6||-1.7||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||13.8||4.6||2.8||3.1||1.0||2.3||+10.7||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||12.4||4.1||5.9||6.0||2.0||5.5||+6.4||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||4.5||1.5||3.3||4.8||1.6||2.7||-0.3||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||4.7||1.6||3.7||2.5||0.8||3.2||+2.2||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||8.2||2.7||2.4||7.7||2.5||2.4||+0.5||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||12.2||4.1||5.5||15.7||5.1||5.5||-3.5||24400||P|
|Education and Training||12.6||4.2||4.4||13.2||4.3||4.5||-0.6||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||20.4||6.8||8.9||18.5||6.1||7.2||+1.9||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||0.8||0.3||1.1||2.3||0.7||0.8||-1.5||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), 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
An analysis of the local sales by industry sectors in George Town Council area in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Mining (45 people or 15.0%)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (39 people or 12.9%)
- Manufacturing (29 people or 9.7%)
In combination these three industries accounted for $113 million in total or 37.6% of the total local sales by total industry in George Town Council area.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Regional TAS accounted for 1.6% in Mining; 5.7% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 8.4% in Manufacturing.
The major differences between local sales by industries in George Town Council area and Regional TAS were:
- A larger percentage of local sales by Mining (15.0% compared to 1.6%)
- A larger percentage of local sales by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.9% compared to 5.7%)
- A larger percentage of local sales by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (6.7% compared to 3.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local sales by Construction (8.6% compared to 19.2%)
The total local sales by industry in George Town Council area decreased by $5.7 million between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
There were no major changes in local sales by industries between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in George Town Council area.