Northern Tasmania Region

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Northern Tasmania Region


In the Northern Tasmania Region, Manufacturing had the largest output by industry, generating $2,220 million in 2018/19.

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 Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,669.212.29.61,
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services382.62.84.5451.43.55.4-68.8
Wholesale Trade520.93.82.8504.93.93.1+16.0
Retail Trade634.74.64.5642.05.04.7-7.3
Accommodation and Food Services415.43.03.1382.83.03.1+32.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing652.64.85.2665.55.25.4-12.9
Information Media and Telecommunications442.43.24.1348.62.73.7+93.8
Financial and Insurance Services781.55.75.4822.96.45.4-41.4
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services280.62.12.2217.81.71.8+62.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services346.72.53.5303.82.43.1+42.9
Administrative and Support Services232.61.71.9231.91.81.9+0.7
Public Administration and Safety465.93.45.4544.64.26.3-78.7
Education and Training697.55.15.2641.35.04.9+56.2
Health Care and Social Assistance1,683.212.310.91,
Arts and Recreation Services186.31.41.6167.91.31.5+18.4
Other Services312.52.32.2239.11.91.9+73.4
Total industries13,682.3100.0100.012,878.5100.0100.0+803.8

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 Tasmania Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($2,220 million or 16.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($1,683 million or 12.3%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($1,669 million or 12.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $5,572 million in total or 40.7% of the total output by total industry in the the Northern Tasmania Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 12.2% in Manufacturing; 10.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 9.6% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of output by Manufacturing (16.2% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (12.2% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (10.9% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Public Administration and Safety (3.4% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Northern Tasmania Region increased by $804 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Northern Tasmania Region were for:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$530 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$478 million)
  • Construction (+$96 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$94 million)

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