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City of Launceston


In the City of Launceston, Health Care and Social Assistance had the largest output by industry, generating $1,329 million in 2019/20.

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 Launceston2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing198.02.48.7175.82.48.6+22.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services317.93.94.5282.13.94.6+35.8
Wholesale Trade339.74.22.9330.14.53.2+9.6
Retail Trade496.76.14.4458.06.34.5+38.8
Accommodation and Food Services252.63.12.7241.43.33.1+11.2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing418.25.15.6370.55.15.4+47.6
Information Media and Telecommunications408.45.03.8301.14.13.3+107.3
Financial and Insurance Services758.49.35.2768.010.55.4-9.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services197.52.41.9157.42.21.7+40.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services319.93.93.5264.93.63.2+55.0
Administrative and Support Services157.21.91.8143.72.01.7+13.5
Public Administration and Safety416.65.16.1394.25.46.3+22.4
Education and Training537.56.64.8481.06.64.8+56.5
Health Care and Social Assistance1,329.216.210.8990.113.59.3+339.0
Arts and Recreation Services82.31.01.569.30.91.6+12.9
Other Services261.93.22.3181.62.51.9+80.3
Total industries8,180.9100.0100.07,311.5100.0100.0+869.3

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 City of Launceston in 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,329 million or 16.2%)
  • Manufacturing ($833 million or 10.2%)
  • Construction ($828 million or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,990 million in total or 36.5% of the total output by total industry in the the City of Launceston.

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

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 (2.4% compared to 8.7%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (16.2% compared to 10.8%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (9.3% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (10.1% compared to 13.7%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the City of Launceston increased by $869 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in the City of Launceston were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$339 million)
  • Construction (+$111 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$107 million)
  • Other Services (+$80 million)

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