Checklist: Market research and intelligence sources
This is a listing of information, data and statistics sources that may be useful for business who are interested in investing in Tasmania or Tasmanian business looking to sell their products or services interstate or overseas.
This listing is divided into the following sections:
- Statistics and services for business
- Economic data and information on Tasmania
- Small Business profile and benchmarking
- Exporting and international markets
Statistics and services for business
Provides statistics and services on a wide range of economic, social and environmental matters in Australia.
Presents a standard set of data on economy, population/people, industry and environment/energy by state/territory. Tasmanian data is further segmented into four statistical divisions: Greater Hobart, Southern, Northern and Mersey-Lyell.
If you have trouble finding what data you are looking for, try this ABS service.
This section provides information and links to relevant ABS data, training and consultancy services for small business.
Provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public datasets from the Australian Government and state and territory governments.
Brings together the services of the State Library of Tasmania, the Tasmanian Archive and Heritage Office, Adult Education and online access centres. Provides access to business e-resources including local newspapers, magazines and international journals for research purposes.
Offers regional data such as the economy, education and skills, employment, housing, income, population, family, community and social cohesion.
A service that helps your business in developing a national or Tasmanian client database and marketing through direct mailing campaigns.
Economic data, database and information on Tasmania
Economic Data Releases for Tasmania, Department of Treasury and Finance
Provides up to date analysis of the Tasmanian economy and its performance in relation to the Australian economy. These data releases cover a broad range of economic indicators, such as consumer price index, building approvals, employment trends, retail trade, international merchandise exports and many more.
Detailed strategies have been developed for the key trade and investment sectors.
- Advanced manufacturing
- Antarctic and Southern Ocean
- Building and construction
- Cultural and Tourism Industry
- Food and agribusiness
- Forestry and related products
- Information communication and technology
- International education
- Mining and mineral processing
- Renewable energy
- Science research
Regional information and data via councils
Some councils provide a range of information including land development, business advice and referral, industry development and key data on their area. Contact the councils responsible for the areas you are considering to find out more.
This website provides research data such as visitor statistics, consumer behaviour, market reports, etc. to inform your business decisions.
Small Business profile and benchmarking
To find out how your small business performs financially against similar businesses in an industry, check out the ATO's Small Business Benchmarks.
Released by the Department of Treasury, the Small Business Data Card contains some key information on Australia's small businesses including demographics, employment, counts by industry sector and contribution to the economy.
Includes an overview of small business statistics for Australia and Tasmania.
Exporting and international markets
Tasmania's international exports
Statistics on Tasmania's international exports by product and by country
Provides comprehensive information for exporters from market research sources to trade statistics of our key trading partners.
Country, economy and regional information, The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Provides facts about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, and foreign relations of almost 240 countries and economies.