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Location quotient by industry

In 2017/18, Retail Trade was a major specialisation in Gunnedah Shire in terms of Domestic (Interregional) Import.

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.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Location quotient
Gunnedah Shire - Domestic (Interregional) Import2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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%New South Wales %Location Quotient (New South Wales)%New South Wales %Location Quotient (New South Wales)2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1.44.20.331.34.40.30+0.09
Mining3.14.60.685.04.51.12-0.39
Manufacturing11.813.10.9013.914.70.94-0.04
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3.15.20.595.15.60.91-0.35
Construction0.00.0--0.00.0----
Wholesale Trade7.96.11.307.65.31.42-0.08
Retail Trade7.53.91.956.83.22.11-0.08
Accommodation and Food Services5.43.01.824.02.81.42+0.28
Transport, Postal and Warehousing7.19.50.757.511.40.66+0.14
Information Media and Telecommunications6.35.21.214.44.21.05+0.15
Financial and Insurance Services16.815.01.1214.813.61.09+0.03
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services0.70.70.960.90.71.29-0.26
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services5.07.40.686.36.90.91-0.25
Administrative and Support Services0.52.30.231.62.10.73-0.68
Public Administration and Safety5.26.90.765.67.80.71+0.06
Education and Training3.13.30.932.24.00.57+0.65
Health Care and Social Assistance8.65.51.567.54.61.61-0.03
Arts and Recreation Services3.52.41.463.02.41.24+0.18
Other Services2.81.81.572.61.81.45+0.08

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. 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 by industry sector 2017/18
Location quotient by industry sector 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.33 Mining for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.68 Manufacturing for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.90 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.59 Wholesale Trade for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.30 Retail Trade for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.95 Accommodation and Food Services for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.82 Transport, Postal and Warehousing for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.75 Information Media and Telecommunications for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.21 Financial and Insurance Services for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.12 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.96 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.68 Administrative and Support Services for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.23 Public Administration and Safety for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.76 Education and Training for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 0.93 Health Care and Social Assistance for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.56 Arts and Recreation Services for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.46 Other Services for Gunnedah Shire relative to New South Wales location quotient: 1.57
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: 0.09 Mining, Change: -0.39 Manufacturing, Change: -0.04 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Change: -0.35 Wholesale Trade, Change: -0.08 Retail Trade, Change: -0.08 Accommodation and Food Services, Change: 0.28 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Change: 0.14 Information Media and Telecommunications, Change: 0.15 Financial and Insurance Services, Change: 0.03 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Change: -0.26 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Change: -0.25 Administrative and Support Services, Change: -0.68 Public Administration and Safety, Change: 0.06 Education and Training, Change: 0.65 Health Care and Social Assistance, Change: -0.03 Arts and Recreation Services, Change: 0.18 Other Services, Change: 0.08
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 domestic (Interregional) import in Gunnedah Shire in 2017/18 shows the three industries with the highest location quotient relative to New South Wales were:

  • Retail Trade (2.0)
  • Accommodation and Food Services (1.8)
  • Other Services (1.6)

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

  • Construction ()
  • Administrative and Support Services (0.2)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.3)

Emerging groups

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

The largest changes in the domestic (Interregional) import LQ between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Gunnedah Shire were for these industries:

  • Administrative and Support Services (-0.7)
  • Education and Training (+0.6)
  • Mining (-0.4)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (-0.3)

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