Tasmania saw some parts of its exporting economy hollowed out by the high dollar through the mining boom - notably including forestry - but parts of the local economy should now be enjoying the lower dollar, reflected to some extent in the increased number of passengers on the Hobart-Sydney route.
Activity on this route peaked in December 2012, but the 12mMA number of passengers has continued to slide since that time.
According to SQM Research asking rents for houses have also fallen by 24 per cent over the past three years.
Townsville's economy may be "downtrodden" in the words of its own local bulletin, but unlike many smaller towns it's a diverse city of around 200,000 population, so brighter times may eventually lie ahead.
Passenger numbers on some other regional routes reflect a similar pattern, such as Brisbane to Mackay, for example.
Indeed, when analysing the Australian economy it's amazing how many metrics and charts follow such a similar shape through the mining boom - up very strongly and then all the way back down again - from the terms of trade and foreign exchange rate, to resources construction, to population growth, and so on.