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Berri Barmera Council area

Location quotient by industry

In 2016/17, Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services was a major specialisation in Berri Barmera Council 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
Berri Barmera Council area - Employment (Total)2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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%Regional SA %Location Quotient (Regional SA)%Regional SA %Location Quotient (Regional SA)2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing8.915.70.579.715.20.64-0.12
Mining0.04.30.000.04.50.000
Manufacturing12.611.11.1310.311.30.91+0.24
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3.01.32.323.91.52.52-0.08
Construction5.06.90.724.76.60.70+0.02
Wholesale Trade2.12.80.752.63.40.77-0.02
Retail Trade11.410.11.1310.810.31.05+0.08
Accommodation and Food Services5.76.50.876.56.80.96-0.10
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2.74.20.652.24.40.50+0.29
Information Media and Telecommunications1.31.11.221.10.91.230
Financial and Insurance Services2.01.31.552.31.51.52+0.02
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1.01.20.901.11.10.94-0.05
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3.12.31.372.82.31.20+0.14
Administrative and Support Services3.33.11.043.53.11.10-0.05
Public Administration and Safety6.94.61.497.54.31.77-0.16
Education and Training8.27.41.107.56.91.09+0.01
Health Care and Social Assistance18.111.51.5816.810.91.54+0.02
Arts and Recreation Services0.61.10.541.81.31.40-0.61
Other Services4.43.61.235.03.61.38-0.11

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 Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 0.57 Mining for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 0.00 Manufacturing for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 1.13 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 2.32 Construction for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 0.72 Wholesale Trade for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 0.75 Retail Trade for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 1.13 Accommodation and Food Services for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 0.87 Transport, Postal and Warehousing for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 0.65 Information Media and Telecommunications for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 1.22 Financial and Insurance Services for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 1.55 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 0.90 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 1.37 Administrative and Support Services for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 1.04 Public Administration and Safety for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 1.49 Education and Training for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 1.10 Health Care and Social Assistance for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 1.58 Arts and Recreation Services for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 0.54 Other Services for Berri Barmera Council area relative to Regional SA location quotient: 1.23
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: -0.12 Mining, Change: 0 Manufacturing, Change: 0.24 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Change: -0.08 Construction, Change: 0.02 Wholesale Trade, Change: -0.02 Retail Trade, Change: 0.08 Accommodation and Food Services, Change: -0.10 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Change: 0.29 Information Media and Telecommunications, Change: 0 Financial and Insurance Services, Change: 0.02 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Change: -0.05 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Change: 0.14 Administrative and Support Services, Change: -0.05 Public Administration and Safety, Change: -0.16 Education and Training, Change: 0.01 Health Care and Social Assistance, Change: 0.02 Arts and Recreation Services, Change: -0.61 Other Services, Change: -0.11
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 Berri Barmera Council area in 2016/17 shows the three industries with the highest location quotient relative to Regional SA were:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (2.3)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (1.6)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (1.6)

The three industries with the lowest location quotient relative to Regional SA were:

  • Mining (0.0)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (0.5)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.6)

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 Berri Barmera Council area were for these industries:

  • Arts and Recreation Services (-0.6)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+0.3)
  • Manufacturing (+0.2)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-0.2)

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