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West Tamar Council area

Local sales

In the West Tamar Council area, Construction had the highest local sales, generating $171 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
West Tamar Council area - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing39.26.15.040.46.24.8-1.3
Mining2.80.40.816.42.51.2-13.6
Manufacturing32.35.06.746.87.28.7-14.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services31.34.94.532.35.05.2-1.0
Construction170.726.623.0165.425.421.0+5.2
Wholesale Trade13.22.13.417.82.73.9-4.6
Retail Trade35.65.54.839.86.15.1-4.2
Accommodation and Food Services21.03.33.223.83.63.4-2.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing28.94.54.839.06.05.4-10.1
Information Media and Telecommunications14.72.33.510.91.73.4+3.7
Financial and Insurance Services11.01.76.020.13.16.2-9.1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services16.82.63.916.52.53.2+0.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services17.52.75.318.42.84.8-0.9
Administrative and Support Services15.12.43.018.72.93.1-3.6
Public Administration and Safety19.03.05.119.83.05.8-0.8
Education and Training49.87.84.549.67.64.3+0.2
Health Care and Social Assistance96.015.08.854.08.37.0+42.0
Arts and Recreation Services7.31.11.15.70.91.0+1.6
Other Services19.83.12.716.72.62.5+3.1
Total industries641.7100.0100.0652.2100.0100.0-10.5

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 West Tamar Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($171million or 26.6%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($96million or 15.0%)
  • Education and Training ($50million or 7.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $316 million in total or 49.3% of the total local sales by total industry in the the West Tamar Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 23.0% in Construction; 8.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 4.5% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local sales by Health Care and Social Assistance (15.0% compared to 8.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local sales by Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Construction (26.6% compared to 23.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local sales by Education and Training (7.8% compared to 4.5%)

Emerging groups

The total local sales by industry in the West Tamar Council area $decreased by -10 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$42 million)
  • Manufacturing (-$15 million)
  • Mining (-$14 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (-$10 million)

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