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Shift-share analysis

In Gladstone Regional Council area, the strongest regional competitive effect between 2007/08 and 2018/19 was experienced in Primary Metal and Metal Product Manufacturing.

Shift Share Analysis provides a useful mechanism for better interpreting changes in economic variables between different time periods. It is a way of breaking the growth or decline in an industry into three components to help understand what is driving the change. These three change components are commonly known as:

National/State growth effect - the amount of growth or decline in an industry that could be attributed to the overall growth of a larger area that encompasses the region's economy, usually state or national.

Industry mix effect - the amount of growth or decline in an industry that could be attributed to the performance of the specific industry at the national/state level.

Regional competitive effect - the amount of growth or decline in a specific industry that could be attributed to a local advantage or disadvantage. This is generally the most interesting component as it clearly quantifies the level of advantage or disadvantage an industry has in the local area.

The regional competitive effect for an industry generally indicates how the local industry performed against benchmark trends. An industry with a positive regional competitive effect suggests local characteristics supported above trend growth in that period. For example, if Retail Trade in a region grew by 3% but at a state/national level it only grew by 2%, some regional specific factors (e.g. new shopping centre, population growth) must have contributed to this above trend growth. A negative effect suggests the opposite.

An industry with a positive regional competitive effect may still have experienced decline, but by less than the state/national trends.

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Shift-share analysis to Queensland
Gladstone Regional Council area - Employment (Total)2018/192007/082007/08 to 2018/19
IndustryNumbernumberchangeBenchmark growth effectIndustry mix effectRegional competitive effect
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing565601-36+104.9-129.3-11.6
Mining963454+509+79.3+105.5+324.1
Manufacturing4,5125,303-791+924.9-1,576.4-139.3
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services858712+146+124.2+77.4-55.4
Construction3,2504,119-868+718.3-573.1-1,013.7
Wholesale Trade644668-24+116.5-169.6+29.0
Retail Trade2,8212,853-32+497.6-270.7-258.9
Accommodation and Food Services2,0151,792+222+312.6+210.6-300.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,5092,163+347+377.2-124.5+94.0
Information Media and Telecommunications150191-41+33.3-50.4-23.7
Financial and Insurance Services301329-28+57.5-29.8-55.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services593541+52+94.4-132.4+90.2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,0941,604+489+279.9+95.5+114.0
Administrative and Support Services801702+98+122.6+53.8-78.3
Public Administration and Safety1,3021,102+200+192.2+110.9-102.7
Education and Training2,2861,931+355+336.8+477.9-459.9
Health Care and Social Assistance2,1651,700+465+296.5+614.2-445.4
Arts and Recreation Services173169+4+29.5+3.9-29.0
Other Services1,061866+196+151.0+58.6-14.1
Total Industries29,07127,808+1,264+4,849.2---3,585.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An industry with a positive regional competitive effect suggests local characteristics supported above trend growth in that period. A negative effect suggests local characteristics inhibited growth in that period.

An analysis of employment (Total) change between 2007/08 and 2018/19 in Gladstone Regional Council area in 2018/19 shows the three industries with the highest regional competitive effect in Gladstone Regional Council area relative to Queensland were:

  • Mining (+324 )
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+114 )
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+94 )

The three industries with the lowest regional competitive effect were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (-445 )
  • Education and Training (-460 )
  • Construction (-1,014 )

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