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Northern Midlands Council area

Local sales

In the Northern Midlands Council area, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $214 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Local sales by industry sector
Northern Midlands Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing133.917.45.0119.017.74.8+14.9
Mining4.60.60.88.21.21.2-3.6
Manufacturing80.510.56.780.311.98.7+0.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services11.51.54.519.22.95.2-7.7
Construction214.227.823.0139.620.821.0+74.6
Wholesale Trade32.44.23.433.95.03.9-1.5
Retail Trade30.64.04.827.54.15.1+3.1
Accommodation and Food Services19.12.53.218.72.83.4+0.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing75.19.84.870.410.55.4+4.7
Information Media and Telecommunications6.90.93.55.40.83.4+1.4
Financial and Insurance Services8.91.26.011.11.66.2-2.2
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services16.12.13.912.51.93.2+3.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services7.51.05.38.11.24.8-0.6
Administrative and Support Services16.32.13.011.21.73.1+5.1
Public Administration and Safety21.92.85.131.24.65.8-9.3
Education and Training18.62.44.516.72.54.3+1.9
Health Care and Social Assistance50.56.68.841.06.17.0+9.5
Arts and Recreation Services3.50.51.13.50.51.0+0.0
Other Services18.02.32.714.22.12.5+3.8
Total industries770.0100.0100.0671.8100.0100.0+98.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 Northern Midlands Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($214million or 27.8%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($134million or 17.4%)
  • Manufacturing ($80million or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $429 million in total or 55.6% 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 23.0% in Construction; 5.0% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 6.7% 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 (17.4% compared to 5.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (9.8% compared to 4.8%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (27.8% compared to 23.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 6.0%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the Northern Midlands Council area $increased by 98 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Construction (+$75 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$15 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$10 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-$9 million)

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