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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 $427 million in 2019/20.

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 area2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing426.625.68.7334.024.98.6+92.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services13.90.84.515.31.14.6-1.4
Wholesale Trade125.97.62.9111.28.33.2+14.7
Retail Trade38.52.34.435.02.64.5+3.5
Accommodation and Food Services22.51.42.722.21.73.1+0.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing165.49.95.6140.410.55.4+25.0
Information Media and Telecommunications3.
Financial and Insurance Services10.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services36.72.21.918.61.41.7+18.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services8.
Administrative and Support Services17.01.01.813.41.01.7+3.6
Public Administration and Safety27.
Education and Training17.61.14.817.21.34.8+0.4
Health Care and Social Assistance57.33.410.846.83.59.3+10.6
Arts and Recreation Services6.
Other Services27.11.62.318.21.41.9+9.0
Total industries1,664.1100.0100.01,343.1100.0100.0+321.0

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 Midlands Council area in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($427 million or 25.6%)
  • Manufacturing ($396 million or 23.8%)
  • Construction ($260 million or 15.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,083 million in total or 65.1% of the total output by total industry in the the Northern Midlands Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 8.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; 12.7% in Manufacturing and 13.7% 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 (25.6% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (23.8% compared to 12.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (3.4% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Wholesale Trade (7.6% compared to 2.9%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Northern Midlands Council area increased by $321 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the Northern Midlands Council area were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$93 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$92 million)
  • Construction (+$64 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$25 million)

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