Tasmanians' poor health is putting a "handbrake" on the state's otherwise bright economy, a new report says.
The Tasmania Report for the state's Chamber of Commerce and Industry, prepared by Deloitte Access Economics partner Chris Richardson, confirmed Tasmania has the fastest growing economy in the country.
But for the good times to continue, more needs to be done on the state's infrastructure, health and education.
"Tasmanians are the unhealthiest, oldest, worst educated, most under-employed and most dependent on government benefits in Australia," TCCI chair Susan Parr wrote in the report.
"This is not sustainable and if it continues, will condemn a large number of Tasmanians to unproductive lives with compromised opportunities for employment, personal fulfilment and community engagement.
"As Tasmania enjoys the best economic situation for fifteen years, we must also commit to a clear, strategic plan designed to achieve measurable outcomes in education and training, health and infrastructure."
The report found Tasmania's gross state product grew 3.6 per cent last financial year, almost double the national average.
Australian Associated Press