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West Tamar Council area


In the West Tamar Council area, Construction had the largest output by industry, generating $171 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the West Tamar 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 West Tamar 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
West Tamar Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing104.712.19.679.58.27.4+25.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services33.63.94.534.23.55.4-0.6
Wholesale Trade16.11.92.821.62.23.1-5.5
Retail Trade39.64.64.544.54.64.7-4.9
Accommodation and Food Services30.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing38.
Information Media and Telecommunications19.
Financial and Insurance Services11.91.45.421.62.25.4-9.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services16.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services19.22.23.520.32.13.1-1.1
Administrative and Support Services16.92.01.919.92.11.9-3.0
Public Administration and Safety20.12.35.420.92.26.3-0.8
Education and Training55.
Health Care and Social Assistance137.015.910.964.46.79.0+72.6
Arts and Recreation Services8.
Other Services21.
Total industries863.0100.0100.0964.7100.0100.0-101.7

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 West Tamar Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction ($171 million or 19.8%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($137 million or 15.9%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($105 million or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $412 million in total or 47.8% of the total output by total industry in the the West Tamar Council area.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 12.9% in Construction; 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 West Tamar Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Construction (19.8% compared to 12.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (5.9% compared to 12.2%)
  • A larger percentage of output by Health Care and Social Assistance (15.9% compared to 10.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the West Tamar Council area decreased by $-102 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$73 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$25 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$7 million)
  • Construction (+$5 million)

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