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In the Tasmania, Health Care and Social Assistance most productive industry, generating $3,889 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Tasmania. 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 Tasmania’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
Industry$m%. Tasmania$m%. Tasmania2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3,243.912.112.12,523.210.610.6+720.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services937.63.53.51,
Wholesale Trade932.53.53.5899.03.83.8+33.5
Retail Trade1,437.05.45.41,
Accommodation and Food Services797.33.03.0720.23.03.0+77.1
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,,
Information Media and Telecommunications1,
Financial and Insurance Services1,740.46.56.51,587.66.76.7+152.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services545.02.02.0424.21.81.8+120.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services909.33.43.4782.93.33.3+126.5
Administrative and Support Services535.02.02.0482.92.02.0+52.1
Public Administration and Safety1,775.66.66.61,744.57.37.3+31.1
Education and Training1,881.57.07.01,744.67.37.3+137.0
Health Care and Social Assistance3,889.214.614.63,205.613.513.5+683.7
Arts and Recreation Services329.81.21.2289.91.21.2+39.9
Other Services504.61.91.9480.22.02.0+24.4
Total industries26,718.8100.0100.023,823.9100.0100.0+2,894.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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 Tasmania in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (3,889 million or 14.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (3,244 million or 12.1%)
  • Construction (2,081 million or 7.8%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 9,215 million in total or 34.5% of the total value added by industry in the the Tasmania.

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 Tasmania and Tasmania were:

  • A smaller percentage of value added by Other Services (1.9% compared to 1.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Arts and Recreation Services (1.2% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (14.6% compared to 14.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Education and Training (7.0% compared to 7.0%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Tasmania $increased by 2,895 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+$721 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$684 million)
  • Construction (+$484 million)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$257 million)

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