In the George Town Council area, Mining most productive industry, generating $64 million in 2018/19.
Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the George Town Council area. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.
By comparing the value added of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the George Town Council area’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.
To see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.
Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Value added by industry sector|
|George Town Council area||2018/19||2013/14||Change|
|Industry||$m||%||Tasmania||$m||%||Tasmania||2013/14 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||48.9||15.9||12.1||26.2||9.6||10.6||+22.7|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||9.4||3.1||3.5||12.4||4.5||4.3||-2.9|
|Accommodation and Food Services||4.5||1.5||3.0||4.2||1.5||3.0||+0.3|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||22.0||7.2||4.6||26.2||9.6||4.5||-4.2|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||10.5||3.4||4.2||3.0||1.1||3.6||+7.6|
|Financial and Insurance Services||8.5||2.8||6.5||5.6||2.1||6.7||+2.9|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||2.1||0.7||2.0||2.0||0.7||1.8||+0.1|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||2.6||0.8||3.4||1.6||0.6||3.3||+0.9|
|Administrative and Support Services||6.1||2.0||2.0||5.2||1.9||2.0||+0.9|
|Public Administration and Safety||7.7||2.5||6.6||9.1||3.3||7.3||-1.4|
|Education and Training||12.4||4.0||7.0||12.0||4.4||7.3||+0.4|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||17.0||5.5||14.6||15.4||5.7||13.5||+1.5|
|Arts and Recreation Services||0.2||0.1||1.2||0.7||0.3||1.2||-0.5|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in the George Town Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Mining (64 million or 20.8%)
- Manufacturing (59 million or 19.4%)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (49 million or 15.9%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 172 million in total or 56.1% of the total value added by industry in the the George Town Council area.
In comparison, the same 3 industries in Tasmania accounted for 3.7% in Mining; 6.9% in Manufacturing and 12.1% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.
The major differences between the value added by industries of the George Town Council area and Tasmania were:
- A larger percentage of value added by Mining (20.8% compared to 3.7%)
- A larger percentage of value added by Manufacturing (19.4% compared to 6.9%)
- A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (5.5% compared to 14.6%)
- A smaller percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (2.5% compared to 6.6%)
The total value added by industry in the George Town Council area $increased by 35 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the value added by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the George Town Council area were for:
- Mining (+$37 million)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$23 million)
- Information Media and Telecommunications (+$8 million)
- Wholesale Trade (+$4 million)