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Location quotient by industry

In 2016/17, Arts and Recreation Services was a major specialisation in City of South Perth 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
City of South Perth - Employment (Total)2016/172011/12Change
Industry
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%Western Australia %Location Quotient (Western Australia)%Western Australia %Location Quotient (Western Australia)2011/12 to 2016/17
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1.02.70.380.92.80.32+0.20
Mining2.46.90.343.57.40.48-0.28
Manufacturing0.76.30.111.28.00.15-0.28
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services0.21.30.140.11.40.04+3.05
Construction6.010.20.597.210.50.68-0.14
Wholesale Trade0.42.80.140.83.50.24-0.40
Retail Trade6.79.60.707.09.90.71-0.01
Accommodation and Food Services10.86.81.599.85.91.67-0.05
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1.04.90.201.24.90.25-0.19
Information Media and Telecommunications0.61.20.550.61.30.44+0.24
Financial and Insurance Services4.32.31.824.12.51.63+0.12
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3.81.82.104.41.82.45-0.14
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services12.06.61.8113.57.41.83-0.01
Administrative and Support Services3.63.31.102.83.30.86+0.29
Public Administration and Safety7.46.21.2010.76.21.72-0.30
Education and Training12.69.31.3511.37.61.48-0.09
Health Care and Social Assistance16.211.81.3713.010.01.30+0.05
Arts and Recreation Services6.71.83.634.51.62.84+0.28
Other Services3.74.20.883.54.10.83+0.06

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. 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 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 City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 0.38 Mining for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 0.34 Manufacturing for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 0.11 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 0.14 Construction for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 0.59 Wholesale Trade for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 0.14 Retail Trade for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 0.70 Accommodation and Food Services for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 1.59 Transport, Postal and Warehousing for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 0.20 Information Media and Telecommunications for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 0.55 Financial and Insurance Services for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 1.82 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 2.10 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 1.81 Administrative and Support Services for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 1.10 Public Administration and Safety for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 1.20 Education and Training for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 1.35 Health Care and Social Assistance for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 1.37 Arts and Recreation Services for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 3.63 Other Services for City of South Perth relative to Western Australia location quotient: 0.88
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: 0.20 Mining, Change: -0.28 Manufacturing, Change: -0.28 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Change: 3.05 Construction, Change: -0.14 Wholesale Trade, Change: -0.40 Retail Trade, Change: -0.01 Accommodation and Food Services, Change: -0.05 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Change: -0.19 Information Media and Telecommunications, Change: 0.24 Financial and Insurance Services, Change: 0.12 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Change: -0.14 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Change: -0.01 Administrative and Support Services, Change: 0.29 Public Administration and Safety, Change: -0.30 Education and Training, Change: -0.09 Health Care and Social Assistance, Change: 0.05 Arts and Recreation Services, Change: 0.28 Other Services, Change: 0.06
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 City of South Perth in 2016/17 shows the three industries with the highest location quotient relative to Western Australia were:

  • Arts and Recreation Services (3.6)
  • Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services (2.1)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (1.8)

The three industries with the lowest location quotient relative to Western Australia were:

  • Manufacturing (0.1)
  • Wholesale Trade (0.1)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.1)

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 City of South Perth were for these industries:

  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+3.0)
  • Wholesale Trade (-0.4)
  • Public Administration and Safety (-0.3)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+0.3)

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