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Location quotient by industry

In 2015/16, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing was a major specialisation in Wagga Wagga City in terms of Employment (Total).

The location quotient is a simple way of seeing which are the main industries in an area, relative to the wider region. LQ shows the percentage of the local economy characteristic (eg. employment, value add) in a particular industry divided by the percentage of the wider area (region, state, nation) that this industry makes up.

  • Where LQ=1, that industry is exactly as prevalent as in the wider region.
  • A LQ greater than 1.2 indicates a significant specialisation of the industry in the local area – possibly a key economic strength. Higher numbers mean greater specialisations. Anything over 2 is a major specialisation.
  • A LQ between 0.8 and 1.2 means the industry is broadly similar in importance in the local area compared to the comparison region and could be seen as representative.
  • An LQ under 0.8 indicates an industry which is more important in the region than the local area, and may represent an economic weakness or opportunity for growth.

LQs should be analysed in combination with the proportional economic share that industry represents. For example, an industry with an LQ of 2 reveals a specialisation but if that industry only represents 3% of the local economy, it may not be significant. Compare with the figures on the Employment by industry (Total), Employment by industry (FTE), Value added pages for this context.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Location quotient
Wagga Wagga City - Employment (Total)2015/162010/11Change
Industry
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%New South Wales %Location Quotient (New South Wales)%New South Wales %Location Quotient (New South Wales)2010/11 to 2015/16
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing------3.02.31.27--
Mining------0.10.90.12--
Manufacturing------7.58.50.89--
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services------1.21.21.04--
Construction------9.28.31.12--
Wholesale Trade------3.44.60.73--
Retail Trade------10.610.21.03--
Accommodation and Food Services------10.46.81.53--
Transport, Postal and Warehousing------5.35.21.03--
Information Media and Telecommunications------1.82.50.74--
Financial and Insurance Services------1.85.30.35--
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services------1.11.80.64--
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services------3.88.30.45--
Administrative and Support Services------3.23.40.95--
Public Administration and Safety------10.16.11.66--
Education and Training------9.98.01.24--
Health Care and Social Assistance------12.811.21.14--
Arts and Recreation Services------0.51.50.36--
Other Services------4.23.91.07--

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2015-16 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.
Location quotient is the percentage of total in the area relative to the same percentage in the selected benchmark area.

Location quotient by industry sector 2015/16
Location quotient by industry sector 2015/16
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in LQ by industry sector, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Change in LQ by industry sector, 2010/11 to 2015/16
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

A location quotient of greater than 1.2 is generally considered a level of industry specialisation, while a LQ of 0.8 or less indicates an industry which doesn’t have a major presence in the area.

An analysis of employment (Total) in Wagga Wagga City in 2014/15 shows the three industries with the highest location quotient relative to New South Wales were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ()
  • Mining ()
  • Manufacturing ()

The three industries with the lowest location quotient relative to New South Wales were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ()
  • Mining ()
  • Manufacturing ()

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