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West Tamar Council area

Value added

In the West Tamar Council area, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $100 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the West Tamar 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 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 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.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
West Tamar Council area2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing66.214.512.155.610.910.6+10.5
Mining34.17.53.7125.824.64.9-91.8
Manufacturing16.33.66.926.45.28.1-10.1
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services13.02.93.512.82.54.3+0.3
Construction50.411.17.846.49.16.7+4.0
Wholesale Trade10.62.33.513.32.63.8-2.7
Retail Trade23.95.25.425.75.05.4-1.8
Accommodation and Food Services14.43.23.014.72.93.0-0.3
Transport, Postal and Warehousing17.23.84.621.24.14.5-4.0
Information Media and Telecommunications10.02.24.26.21.23.6+3.8
Financial and Insurance Services7.81.76.512.72.56.7-5.0
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7.91.72.08.51.71.8-0.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services9.52.13.410.82.13.3-1.3
Administrative and Support Services8.81.92.010.62.12.0-1.8
Public Administration and Safety12.62.86.612.12.47.3+0.5
Education and Training39.58.77.044.28.67.3-4.7
Health Care and Social Assistance100.522.114.650.59.913.5+49.9
Arts and Recreation Services3.40.81.24.00.81.2-0.6
Other Services9.42.11.99.81.92.0-0.3
Total industries455.4100.0100.0511.4100.0100.0-56.0

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 more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the valued added by industry sectors in the West Tamar Council area in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (100 million or 22.1%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (66 million or 14.5%)
  • Construction (50 million or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 217 million in total or 47.7% of the total value added by industry in the the West Tamar Council area.

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 7.8% in Construction.

The major differences between the value added by industries of the West Tamar Council area and Tasmania were:

  • A larger percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (22.1% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Financial and Insurance Services (1.7% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Public Administration and Safety (2.8% compared to 6.6%)
  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (7.5% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the West Tamar Council area $decreased by -56 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$50 million)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$11 million)
  • Construction (+$4 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$4 million)

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