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Location quotient by industry

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In 2016/17, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services was a major specialisation in Bathurst Regional Council area 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.

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Location quotient
Bathurst Regional Council area - Employment (Total)2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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%New South Wales %Location Quotient (New South Wales)%New South Wales %Location Quotient (New South Wales)2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3.92.31.714.12.41.68+0.01
Mining0.51.10.450.41.10.38+0.17
Manufacturing7.47.01.059.58.61.10-0.05
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2.01.11.762.61.32.09-0.16
Construction8.18.01.028.07.81.02-0.01
Wholesale Trade1.83.50.522.84.40.63-0.16
Retail Trade10.99.91.1011.210.11.12-0.01
Accommodation and Food Services7.47.21.027.76.91.12-0.09
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3.65.20.704.05.40.74-0.06
Information Media and Telecommunications1.72.50.692.32.70.87-0.21
Financial and Insurance Services1.85.10.351.45.10.27+0.30
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.31.90.701.31.80.75-0.06
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services4.38.70.493.78.10.46+0.07
Administrative and Support Services3.03.60.832.93.40.85-0.02
Public Administration and Safety7.95.91.348.16.01.350
Education and Training12.78.61.4712.27.91.54-0.05
Health Care and Social Assistance14.812.71.1611.211.20.99+0.17
Arts and Recreation Services2.81.81.551.81.71.06+0.45
Other Services4.13.81.074.74.01.18-0.09

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

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more
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 2016/17
Location quotient by industry sector 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.71 Mining for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.45 Manufacturing for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.05 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.76 Construction for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.02 Wholesale Trade for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.52 Retail Trade for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.10 Accommodation and Food Services for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.02 Transport, Postal and Warehousing for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.70 Information Media and Telecommunications for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.69 Financial and Insurance Services for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.35 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.70 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.49 Administrative and Support Services for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.83 Public Administration and Safety for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.34 Education and Training for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.47 Health Care and Social Assistance for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.16 Arts and Recreation Services for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.55 Other Services for Bathurst Regional Council area relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.07
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, 2011/12 to 2016/17
Change in LQ by industry sector, 2011/12 to 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Change: 0.01 Mining, Change: 0.17 Manufacturing, Change: -0.05 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Change: -0.16 Construction, Change: -0.01 Wholesale Trade, Change: -0.16 Retail Trade, Change: -0.01 Accommodation and Food Services, Change: -0.09 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Change: -0.06 Information Media and Telecommunications, Change: -0.21 Financial and Insurance Services, Change: 0.30 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Change: -0.06 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Change: 0.07 Administrative and Support Services, Change: -0.02 Public Administration and Safety, Change: 0 Education and Training, Change: -0.05 Health Care and Social Assistance, Change: 0.17 Arts and Recreation Services, Change: 0.45 Other Services, Change: -0.09
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 Bathurst Regional Council area in 2016/17 shows the three industries with the highest location quotient relative to New South Wales were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (1.8)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.7)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (1.5)

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

  • Financial and Insurance Services (0.4)
  • Mining (0.4)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.5)

Emerging groups

Changes in location quotients over time reveal emerging or declining industry specialisations.

The largest changes in the employment (Total) LQ between 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Bathurst Regional Council area were for these industries:

  • Arts and Recreation Services (+0.5)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+0.3)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (-0.2)
  • Mining (+0.2)

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