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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Location quotient by industry

In 2016/17, Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing was a major specialisation in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - Employment (Total)2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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%Greater Perth %Location Quotient (Greater Perth)%Greater Perth %Location Quotient (Greater Perth)2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing12.70.914.5713.40.817.49-0.17
Mining1.83.70.501.04.10.24+1.08
Manufacturing4.96.40.767.88.20.95-0.20
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0.41.30.321.11.50.74-0.57
Construction18.610.41.7812.99.91.30+0.37
Wholesale Trade1.73.00.564.63.81.21-0.54
Retail Trade6.09.90.606.910.50.65-0.08
Accommodation and Food Services5.96.90.856.06.01.00-0.15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing5.05.01.006.05.01.20-0.17
Information Media and Telecommunications0.71.30.550.51.50.31+0.76
Financial and Insurance Services0.32.70.110.62.90.20-0.44
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.21.80.671.01.90.53+0.26
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.07.70.403.48.80.38+0.04
Administrative and Support Services3.03.40.893.53.50.99-0.11
Public Administration and Safety5.86.30.927.96.61.19-0.23
Education and Training15.810.01.589.88.01.23+0.29
Health Care and Social Assistance5.712.80.455.810.80.54-0.16
Arts and Recreation Services4.22.02.093.91.82.14-0.02
Other Services3.24.40.734.04.30.92-0.20

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. 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 2016/17
Location quotient by industry sector 2016/17 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 14.57 Mining for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.50 Manufacturing for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.76 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.32 Construction for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 1.78 Wholesale Trade for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.56 Retail Trade for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.60 Accommodation and Food Services for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.85 Transport, Postal and Warehousing for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 1.00 Information Media and Telecommunications for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.55 Financial and Insurance Services for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.11 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.67 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.40 Administrative and Support Services for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.89 Public Administration and Safety for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.92 Education and Training for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 1.58 Health Care and Social Assistance for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.45 Arts and Recreation Services for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 2.09 Other Services for Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale relative to Greater Perth location quotient: 0.73
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: -0.17 Mining, Change: 1.08 Manufacturing, Change: -0.20 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Change: -0.57 Construction, Change: 0.37 Wholesale Trade, Change: -0.54 Retail Trade, Change: -0.08 Accommodation and Food Services, Change: -0.15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Change: -0.17 Information Media and Telecommunications, Change: 0.76 Financial and Insurance Services, Change: -0.44 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Change: 0.26 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Change: 0.04 Administrative and Support Services, Change: -0.11 Public Administration and Safety, Change: -0.23 Education and Training, Change: 0.29 Health Care and Social Assistance, Change: -0.16 Arts and Recreation Services, Change: -0.02 Other Services, Change: -0.20
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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale in 2016/17 shows the three industries with the highest location quotient relative to Greater Perth were:

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (14.6)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (2.1)
  • Construction (1.8)

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

  • Financial and Insurance Services (0.1)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.3)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (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 2011/12 and 2016/17 in Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale were for these industries:

  • Mining (+1.1)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+0.8)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-0.6)
  • Wholesale Trade (-0.5)

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