1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Dec 2008
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In 2006-07 the gross value of agricultural commodities produced in Tasmania was $963 million. This was a decrease on the 2005-06 figure ($987 million) of 2%. The value of crops decreased by 9%, from $444 million to $404 million, while the value of livestock products (which mainly consists of wool, milk and eggs) increased by 11%, from $290 million to $322 million.
In 2006-07 total mineral commodities produced were worth $1,173 million. In the previous twelve months, mineral production increased by 17% up from $1,002 million. The most substantial increase was in metallic mineral production, which grew from $920 million in 2005-06 to $1,081 in 2006-07, an increase of 18%.
TOTAL MINERAL PRODUCTION, Tasmania
In 2008-09, the value of retail turnover in Tasmania was $4,709 million. This represented an increase of 5% from the previous year, and an increase of 24% over the last 5 years. Food retailing contributed $1,877 million of the total value of retail turnover (40%), followed by household retailing $922 (20%) and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services $454 million (10%).
There were 1.4 million guest arrivals in Tasmania during 2007-08. This is an increase of 10% from the previous year and an increase of 15% over the past 5 years.
Takings from tourist accommodation establishments increased over the last 5 years by 33% from $139 million to $185 million, with the average takings per room per night rising from $108 in 2003-04 to $128 in 2007-08.
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
In 2007-08 the total number of new houses approved for construction remained steady at 2,530. The private sector accounted for over 90% of the value of all building work done in 2007-08. Just under half of this was from the building of new houses. Less than two percent of the total value of public sector building was invested in new homes.
The total value of engineering construction work done in Tasmania in 2007-08 was $837 million, a decrease of 6% from 2006-07. In 2007-08, 54% of all engineering construction work was carried out by the private sector ($448 million). Electricity generation, transmission and pipeline represented 30% of the total value of engineering construction work (24% of the private sector and 38% of the public sector) followed by roads, highways and subdivisions 22% (8% of the private sector and 37% of the public sector) and telecommunications 19% (34% of the private sector and 1% of the public sector).
RATEABLE LAND USE
As at November 2008, the total rateable land area in Tasmania was 4.2 million hectares. Primary production accounted for 88% of this land (3.7 million ha), 5% was residential (0.2 million ha) and 3% sporting facilities/recreation (0.1 million ha). (Source: Information and Land Services, DPIW).
IN 2006-07 there were 37,131 businesses operating at the start of the financial year, and 37,787 at the end of the financial year. The entry rate for business was 15% and the exit rate was 13%.
NUMBER OF BUSINESSES by number of employees,
Tasmania, June 2007
Agriculture (ABS data available on request)
Building Activity, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8752.0)
Building Approvals, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8731.0)
Counts of Australian Businesses, including entries and exits June 2003 - June 2006 (ABS cat. no. 8165.0)
Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8762.0)
Manufacturing Industry, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8221.0)
Mining Operations, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8415.0)
Retail Trade, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8501.0)
Tourist Accommodation, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8635.0)
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