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Northern Midlands Council area

Local sales

In the Northern Midlands Council area, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $260 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 Midlands Council area - Constant prices2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing146.516.74.2147.920.05.4-1.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services13.
Wholesale Trade39.84.53.334.64.73.7+5.2
Retail Trade34.
Accommodation and Food Services17.52.02.817.72.43.3-0.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing87.710.
Information Media and Telecommunications2.
Financial and Insurance Services9.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services17.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8.
Administrative and Support Services15.71.82.712.61.72.8+3.1
Public Administration and Safety25.93.05.828.13.85.8-2.2
Education and Training16.51.94.516.22.24.6+0.4
Health Care and Social Assistance53.16.19.341.15.67.9+12.0
Arts and Recreation Services5.
Other Services25.62.92.817.22.32.6+8.5
Total industries877.0100.0100.0738.1100.0100.0+139.0

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 Northern Midlands Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($260million or 29.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($147million or 16.7%)
  • Manufacturing ($96million or 10.9%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $502 million in total or 57.3% of the total local sales by total industry in the the Northern Midlands Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 23.8% in Construction; 4.2% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 6.4% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (16.7% compared to 4.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (29.6% compared to 23.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.0% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the Northern Midlands Council area $increased by 139 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 Midlands Council area were for:

  • Construction (+$64 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$23 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$22 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$12 million)

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