Location quotient (LQ) is a way of measuring how concentrated a particular industry, occupation, or demographic group is in an area, compared to the nation as a whole. It can show what makes a particular region unique in comparison to the national average.
This data analyses the local concentrations of people employed in the following sectors:
- information economy
- life sciences
- oil and gas
- professional and business services
These sectors are taken from the government’s Industrial Strategy.
The analysis was undertaken using Inter-Departmental Business Register (IDBR) data in July 2013 by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS).