Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region


In the Northern Tasmania Region, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $2,589 million in 2019/20.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Northern Tasmania Region. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Northern Tasmania Region’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Northern Tasmania Region2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,790.111.48.71,430.510.58.6+359.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services470.53.04.5397.82.94.6+72.7
Wholesale Trade564.93.62.9543.04.03.2+21.9
Retail Trade705.64.54.4639.44.74.5+66.2
Accommodation and Food Services397.92.52.7380.32.83.1+17.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing772.24.95.6688.65.05.4+83.6
Information Media and Telecommunications457.22.93.8334.52.43.3+122.7
Financial and Insurance Services820.25.25.2833.66.15.4-13.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services287.11.81.9219.31.61.7+67.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services401.12.63.5332.92.43.2+68.2
Administrative and Support Services244.91.61.8215.41.61.7+29.5
Public Administration and Safety589.93.86.1550.44.06.3+39.5
Education and Training706.64.54.8638.14.74.8+68.6
Health Care and Social Assistance1,838.311.710.81,
Arts and Recreation Services200.61.31.5191.11.41.6+9.5
Other Services364.02.32.3252.31.81.9+111.6
Total industries15,676.5100.0100.013,666.2100.0100.0+2,010.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2018-19 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 output by industry sectors in the Northern Tasmania Region in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,589 million or 16.5%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,838 million or 11.7%)
  • Construction ($1,801 million or 11.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $6,228 million in total or 39.7% of the total output by total industry in the the Northern Tasmania Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 12.7% in Manufacturing; 10.8% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 13.7% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of the Northern Tasmania Region and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (16.5% compared to 12.7%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (11.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Public Administration and Safety (3.8% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (11.5% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Northern Tasmania Region increased by $2,010 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$553 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$360 million)
  • Construction (+$247 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$180 million)

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