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Northern Tasmania Region

Value added

In the Northern Tasmania Region, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $1,144 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Northern Tasmania Region. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
Northern Tasmania Region2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,076.215.512.1805.812.610.6+270.4
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services161.32.33.5192.83.04.3-31.5
Wholesale Trade329.64.73.5304.04.83.8+25.6
Retail Trade386.85.65.4374.55.95.4+12.3
Accommodation and Food Services200.02.93.0187.42.93.0+12.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing303.04.44.6289.94.54.5+13.1
Information Media and Telecommunications234.23.44.2175.02.73.6+59.2
Financial and Insurance Services520.17.56.5536.08.46.7-15.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services128.71.92.0106.41.71.8+22.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services171.32.53.4160.22.53.3+11.1
Administrative and Support Services123.21.82.0125.52.02.0-2.2
Public Administration and Safety292.04.26.6316.75.07.3-24.7
Education and Training479.66.97.0476.27.57.3+3.4
Health Care and Social Assistance1,144.416.514.6897.014.113.5+247.4
Arts and Recreation Services71.
Other Services134.81.91.9126.72.02.0+8.0
Total industries6,954.6100.0100.06,383.6100.0100.0+571.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in the Northern Tasmania Region in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1,144 million or 16.5%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1,076 million or 15.5%)
  • Manufacturing (573 million or 8.2%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 2,793 million in total or 40.2% of the total value added by industry in the the Northern Tasmania Region.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 14.6% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 12.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 6.9% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (15.5% compared to 12.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (4.2% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (16.5% compared to 14.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (8.2% compared to 6.9%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Northern Tasmania Region $increased by 571 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$270 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$247 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$59 million)
  • Construction (+$54 million)

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