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Location quotient by industry

In 2017/18, Mining was a major specialisation in Developing East Arnhem Limited 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
Developing East Arnhem Limited area - Employment (Total)2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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%RDA Northern Territory %Location Quotient (RDA Northern Territory)%RDA Northern Territory %Location Quotient (RDA Northern Territory)2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1.32.10.611.12.60.43+0.40
Mining20.84.74.4017.04.53.75+0.18
Manufacturing7.83.52.2116.94.33.97-0.44
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1.12.20.490.61.70.33+0.50
Construction8.99.70.914.510.00.45+1.04
Wholesale Trade0.71.80.360.52.30.22+0.61
Retail Trade6.47.30.885.77.10.80+0.10
Accommodation and Food Services3.76.60.564.96.30.78-0.27
Transport, Postal and Warehousing3.64.50.803.34.90.68+0.18
Information Media and Telecommunications0.71.20.580.71.40.52+0.11
Financial and Insurance Services0.71.10.610.61.20.47+0.29
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.51.50.350.51.50.35+0.01
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services0.95.90.161.45.40.26-0.39
Administrative and Support Services3.23.01.042.83.00.93+0.11
Public Administration and Safety6.416.50.399.518.10.53-0.26
Education and Training12.79.41.3410.78.81.22+0.10
Health Care and Social Assistance13.411.71.1410.410.11.03+0.11
Arts and Recreation Services2.32.31.001.92.50.78+0.29
Other Services5.24.81.087.14.51.59-0.32

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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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 2017/18
Location quotient by industry sector 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.61 Mining for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 4.40 Manufacturing for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 2.21 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.49 Construction for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.91 Wholesale Trade for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.36 Retail Trade for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.88 Accommodation and Food Services for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.56 Transport, Postal and Warehousing for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.80 Information Media and Telecommunications for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.58 Financial and Insurance Services for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.61 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.35 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.16 Administrative and Support Services for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 1.04 Public Administration and Safety for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 0.39 Education and Training for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 1.34 Health Care and Social Assistance for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 1.14 Arts and Recreation Services for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 1.00 Other Services for Developing East Arnhem Limited area relative to RDA Northern Territory location quotient: 1.08
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in LQ by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in LQ by industry sector, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Change: 0.40 Mining, Change: 0.18 Manufacturing, Change: -0.44 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Change: 0.50 Construction, Change: 1.04 Wholesale Trade, Change: 0.61 Retail Trade, Change: 0.10 Accommodation and Food Services, Change: -0.27 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Change: 0.18 Information Media and Telecommunications, Change: 0.11 Financial and Insurance Services, Change: 0.29 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Change: 0.01 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Change: -0.39 Administrative and Support Services, Change: 0.11 Public Administration and Safety, Change: -0.26 Education and Training, Change: 0.10 Health Care and Social Assistance, Change: 0.11 Arts and Recreation Services, Change: 0.29 Other Services, Change: -0.32
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
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 Developing East Arnhem Limited area in 2017/18 shows the three industries with the highest location quotient relative to RDA Northern Territory were:

  • Mining (4.4)
  • Manufacturing (2.2)
  • Education and Training (1.3)

The three industries with the lowest location quotient relative to RDA Northern Territory were:

  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.2)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (0.3)
  • Wholesale Trade (0.4)

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the employment (Total) LQ between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Developing East Arnhem Limited area were for these industries:

  • Construction (+1.0)
  • Wholesale Trade (+0.6)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+0.5)
  • Manufacturing (-0.4)

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