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Location quotient by industry

In 2018/19, Mining was a major specialisation in Burnie 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.

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Location quotient
Burnie City - Employment (Total)2018/192013/14Change
Industry
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%Greater Hobart %Location Quotient (Greater Hobart)%Greater Hobart %Location Quotient (Greater Hobart)2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing3.21.52.212.51.51.64+0.35
Mining1.90.44.992.10.54.28+0.16
Manufacturing9.15.61.6311.16.21.78-0.09
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0.62.00.310.82.30.35-0.09
Construction6.19.50.647.27.60.94-0.32
Wholesale Trade2.81.81.502.22.60.87+0.71
Retail Trade11.911.31.0611.810.91.08-0.02
Accommodation and Food Services5.97.10.835.87.30.80+0.05
Transport, Postal and Warehousing6.63.71.776.53.81.73+0.03
Information Media and Telecommunications1.62.20.711.82.60.68+0.04
Financial and Insurance Services1.92.60.732.02.70.730
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.31.30.971.31.50.91+0.07
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.16.80.462.96.30.46+0.01
Administrative and Support Services4.92.61.914.52.81.63+0.17
Public Administration and Safety7.911.10.718.111.40.710
Education and Training9.610.20.949.110.00.92+0.02
Health Care and Social Assistance16.513.51.2215.413.81.12+0.09
Arts and Recreation Services0.73.20.210.42.30.18+0.15
Other Services4.63.61.254.43.91.11+0.12

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. 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 2018/19
Location quotient by industry sector 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 2.21 Mining for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 4.99 Manufacturing for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 1.63 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 0.31 Construction for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 0.64 Wholesale Trade for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 1.50 Retail Trade for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 1.06 Accommodation and Food Services for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 0.83 Transport, Postal and Warehousing for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 1.77 Information Media and Telecommunications for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 0.71 Financial and Insurance Services for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 0.73 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 0.97 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 0.46 Administrative and Support Services for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 1.91 Public Administration and Safety for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 0.71 Education and Training for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 0.94 Health Care and Social Assistance for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 1.22 Arts and Recreation Services for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 0.21 Other Services for Burnie City relative to Greater Hobart location quotient: 1.25
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in LQ by industry sector, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in LQ by industry sector, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Change: 0.35 Mining, Change: 0.16 Manufacturing, Change: -0.09 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Change: -0.09 Construction, Change: -0.32 Wholesale Trade, Change: 0.71 Retail Trade, Change: -0.02 Accommodation and Food Services, Change: 0.05 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Change: 0.03 Information Media and Telecommunications, Change: 0.04 Financial and Insurance Services, Change: 0 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Change: 0.07 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Change: 0.01 Administrative and Support Services, Change: 0.17 Public Administration and Safety, Change: 0 Education and Training, Change: 0.02 Health Care and Social Assistance, Change: 0.09 Arts and Recreation Services, Change: 0.15 Other Services, Change: 0.12
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 Burnie City in 2018/19 shows the three industries with the highest location quotient relative to Greater Hobart were:

  • Mining (5.0)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2.2)
  • Administrative and Support Services (1.9)

The three industries with the lowest location quotient relative to Greater Hobart were:

  • Arts and Recreation Services (0.2)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.3)
  • 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 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Burnie City were for these industries:

  • Wholesale Trade (+0.7)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+0.3)
  • Construction (-0.3)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+0.2)

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