1307.6 - Tasmanian State and Regional Indicators, Dec 2007
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/01/2008 First Issue
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In 2005-06 the preliminary estimate of the gross value of agricultural commodities in Tasmania was $934.4 million. The largest contributors were whole milk ($209.1 million), slaughtering and other disposals of cattle and calves ($178.8 million) and vegetables ($166.0 million).
Mineral production in Tasmania increased in value by 75.2% over the five year period 2001-02 to 2005-06. In 2005-06 total mineral commodities were worth $1011.0 million compared with $577.0 million in 2001-02. In the previous twelve months, mineral production increased by 43.2%, up from $706.0 million. The most substantial increase was in metallic mineral production, which reported a 47.0% increase from the previous year, increasing from $634.0 million in 2004-05 to $932.0 million in 2005-06.
In 2006-07, the value of retail turnover in Tasmania was $4,828.3 million. This represented an increase of 3.6% from the previous year, and an increase of 32.4% over the last 5 years. Food retailing industry contributed $1,945.9 million of the total value of retail turnover (40.3%), followed by household good retailing $840.2 million (17.4%) and hospitality and service industries $510.4 million (10.6%).
Guest arrivals peaked in 2004 with 1.3 million persons, and have remained relatively stable ever since. Takings from accommodation establishments have increased 45.9% over the 5 year period 2002 to 2006. In 2006, takings were $170.8 million, compared with $117.1 million in 2002, with the average taking per room per night $124.80 in 2006 compared with $100.37 in 2002.
BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
In 2006-07, the number of dwelling units approved for construction recorded an increase for the first time in three years. Total approvals numbered 2,848, an increase of 8.2% from the 2005-06 total of 2,633. This increase was mostly in new house approvals which were up by 10.1% (2,507) from the 2005-06 figure of 2,276.
The private sector accounted for over 90.0% of the value of all building work done in 2006-07. Over half of this was from residential building of new houses. Less than 2.0% of the value of public sector residential building was invested in new houses.
The total value of engineering construction work done in Tasmania in 2006-07 was $885.8 million, an increase of 3.7% from the previous year. In 2006-07, 48.7% of all engineering construction work was carried out by the private sector ($431.4 million). Electricity generation, transmission and pipelines represented 40.1% of the total value of engineering construction work (38.1% of the private sector and 41.9% of the public sector) followed by roads, highways and subdivisions 20.9% (10.0% of the private sector and 31.1% of the public sector) and telecommunications 14.9% (24.4% of the private sector and 5.8% of the public sector). Heavy industry accounted for only 7% of the total value of engineering construction work done in Tasmania in 2006-07.
RATEABLE LAND USE
As at November 2007, the total rateable land use area in Tasmania was 4,164,353 hectares (ha). Primary production accounted for 3,678,107 ha or 88.3% of this land, 193,957 ha was residential (4.7%), 123,082 ha was used for sporting facilities and recreation (3.0%) and 100,989 ha was vacant land (2.4%). Industrial land accounted for only 0.2% of the total rateable land use area. (Source: Information and Land Services, DPIW)
At June 2006 there were 15,012 (41.0%) employing and 21,582 (59.0%) non-employing businesses operating in Tasmania. The majority of employing businesses, 8,088 (53.9%) employed less than four employees, with 5,058 (33.7%) businesses employing 5 to 19 employees. Some 1,266 businesses (8.4%) employed 20 to 49 employess while only 600 businesses (4.0%) had 50 or more employees.
ABS SOURCE PUBLICATIONS
Building Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8752.0)
Building Approvals, Australia (cat. no. 8731.0)
Counts of Australian Businesses, including entries and exits June 2003 - June 2006 (cat. no. 8165.0)
Engineering Construction Activity, Australia (cat. no. 8762.0)
Manufacturing Industry, Australia (cat. no. 8221.0)
Mining Operations, Australia (cat. no. 8412.0)
Retail Trade, Australia (cat. no. 8501.0)
Tourist Accommodation, Australia (cat. no. 8635.0)
Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced (cat. no. 7503.0)
Value of Selected Agricultural Commodities Produced (cat. no. 7502.0)
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