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Northern Midlands Council area


In the Northern Midlands Council area, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing had the largest output by industry, generating $461 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Northern Midlands Council area. 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 Midlands Council area’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 Midlands Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing460.630.59.6305.924.77.4+154.7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12.10.84.520.31.65.4-8.2
Wholesale Trade101.46.72.892.47.53.1+9.0
Retail Trade36.22.44.533.92.74.7+2.3
Accommodation and Food Services24.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing136.19.05.2130.510.55.4+5.6
Information Media and Telecommunications14.
Financial and Insurance Services9.60.65.411.91.05.4-2.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services20.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8.
Administrative and Support Services17.61.21.912.01.01.9+5.6
Public Administration and Safety23.11.55.432.92.76.3-9.8
Education and Training19.
Health Care and Social Assistance53.43.510.943.53.59.0+9.9
Arts and Recreation Services3.
Other Services23.
Total industries1,511.9100.0100.01,237.5100.0100.0+274.5

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($461 million or 30.5%)
  • Manufacturing ($320 million or 21.1%)
  • Construction ($214 million or 14.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $994 million in total or 65.8% of the total output by total industry in the the Northern Midlands Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 9.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.2% in Manufacturing and 12.9% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (30.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (21.1% compared to 12.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (3.5% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (0.6% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Northern Midlands Council area increased by $274 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$155 million)
  • Construction (+$75 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$13 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$10 million)

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