1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Mar 2010
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INCOME GENERATED BY TASMANIAN INDUSTRY
Tasmanian industry generated $20.1 billion in incomes for employees and owners of capital during the year 2008-09. Tasmanian manufacturers contributed approximately 13% of these incomes. Tasmanian industry (apart from the Financial and Insurance Services industry) paid $6.2 billion in wages and salaries to 193,000 people during the year 2007-08.
In 2007-08 the gross value of agricultural commodities produced in Tasmania was $1,146 million. This was an increase on the 2006-07 figure
($963 million) of 19%. The value of crops increased by 24%, from $404 million to $503 million, while the value of livestock products (which mainly consists of wool, milk and eggs) increased by 28%, from $323 million to $413 million.
In 2007-08, total mineral commodities produced in Tasmania were worth $1,163 million. This was a decrease of one percent from the previous twelve months production of $1,173 million. The value of metallic mineral production decreased from $1,081 million to $1,050 million, a decrease of 2.9%. In the same period, production of industrial minerals increased from $41 million to $54 million, and construction materials from $51 million to $59 million.
In 2008-09, the value of retail turnover in Tasmania was $5,153 million. This represented an increase of 7.6% from the previous year, and an increase of 28% over a five year period. In 2008-09 food retailing contributed $2,047 million of the total value of retail turnover (40%), followed by household retailing $1,150 (22%) and cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services $484 million (9.4%). Over the last five years retail turnover for cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services has increased by 45%, followed by household good retailing (32%), and food retailing (32%).
There were 1.4 million guest arrivals in Tasmania during 2008-09. This was a slight decrease of 2.1% from the previous year and an increase of 6.1% since 2004-05.
Takings from tourist accommodation establishments increased over a five year period to 2008-09 by 28%, from $150 million to $192 million, with the average takings per room per night rising from $114 in 2004-05 to $132 in 2008-09.
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
In 2008-09, the total number of new houses approved for construction in Tasmania increased slightly (1.3%) to 2,564. From 2007-08 to 2008-09, there was a significant increase (53%) in new other residential building approved such as units and flats and also in residential alterations and additions (62%). The private sector accounted for nearly 90% of the value of all building work done in 2008-09. Nearly half of this was from the building of new houses. Less than six 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 2008-09 was 1 billion dollars, an increase of 19% from 2007-08. Almost 45% of this engineering construction work was carried out by the private sector ($441 million). Electricity generation, transmission and pipelines represented nearly 40% of the total value of engineering construction work (32% of the private sector and 44% of the public sector), followed by roads, highways and subdivisions (20%) and water storage and supply, sewerage and drainage (13%).
RATEABLE LAND USE
As at November 2009, the total rateable land area in Tasmania was 4.2 million hectares. Primary production accounted for 88% of this land
(3.7 million ha), 5.3% was residential (0.2 million ha) and 3.3% was for community use (0.1 million ha). (Source: VISTAS database, DPIPWE).
In 2006-07 there were 37,131 businesses operating in Tasmania 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%.
Agriculture (ABS data available on request)
Australian Industry (ABS cat. no. 8155.0)
Retail Trade, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8501.0)
Tourist Accommodation, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8635.0)
Building Activity, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8752.0)
Building Approvals, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8731.0)
Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (ABS cat. no. 8762.0)
Counts of Australian Businesses, including entries and exits June 2003 - June 2006 (ABS cat. no. 8165.0)
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