Statistical data set

Concentration of employment in local units in various sectors: March 2011 and March 2013

Analyses the location quotient of people employed in local units by Industrial Strategy sectors.

BIS analysis of location quotient employment in local units in various sectors using IDBR, March 2011 and March 2013

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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:

  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • construction
  • 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).