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City of Launceston


In the City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance had the largest output by industry, generating $1,253 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the City of Launceston. 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 City of Launceston’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
City of Launceston2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing212.82.89.6153.02.17.4+59.8
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services272.13.64.5318.54.45.4-46.4
Wholesale Trade326.14.32.8318.24.43.1+7.9
Retail Trade449.15.94.5458.06.44.7-8.9
Accommodation and Food Services272.83.63.1244.93.43.1+28.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing334.04.45.2344.74.85.4-10.7
Information Media and Telecommunications368.54.84.1310.24.33.7+58.3
Financial and Insurance Services720.09.45.4750.910.55.4-30.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services212.62.82.2153.02.11.8+59.6
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services278.23.73.5241.43.43.1+36.8
Administrative and Support Services153.02.01.9159.02.21.9-6.1
Public Administration and Safety334.04.45.4391.35.56.3-57.3
Education and Training536.77.05.2479.06.74.9+57.8
Health Care and Social Assistance1,252.616.410.9940.913.19.0+311.7
Arts and Recreation Services67.80.91.655.30.81.5+12.5
Other Services225.33.02.2172.52.41.9+52.8
Total industries7,623.3100.0100.07,161.2100.0100.0+462.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .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 output by industry sectors in the City of Launceston in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,253 million or 16.4%)
  • Manufacturing ($862 million or 11.3%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($720 million or 9.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,835 million in total or 37.2% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Launceston.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 10.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 12.2% in Manufacturing and 5.4% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between output by industries of the City of Launceston and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.8% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (16.4% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (8.7% compared to 12.9%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (9.4% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Launceston increased by $462 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$312 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$60 million)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (+$60 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$58 million)

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