This indicator represents the regional specialisation in induced manufacturing sectors, averaged in the period 2008-2016.
Induced manufacturing sectors are
Manufacture of food, beverages, tobacco products (C10-11-12)
Manufacture of textiles, wearing apparel, leather (C13-14-15)
Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products (C19)
Manufacture of chemical and chemical products (C20)
Manufacture of pharmaceutical products (C21)
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products (C22-23)
Manufacture of fabricated basic metal and fabricated metal products (C24-25)
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (A)
Mining and Quarrying (B)
Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning (D)
Water Supply; Sewerage, Waste Management and Remediation Activities (E)
of the NACE 2 Rev. 2.2.
Specialisation is computed as a Location quotient on employment data with respect to ESPON countries average as follows:
LQr,s = [(Empr, s / Empr)] / [(EmpEU, s/ EmpEU)]
where Emp stands for the number of employees, r the region, s the sector. When LQ is greater than 1, the region is specialised in a specific sector (i.e. its share of employment in the sector is greater than the respective share in the EU). When LQ is lower or equal than 1, the region is not specialised in a specific sector (i.e. its share of employment in the sector is lower than the respective share in the EU). It is worth remarking that regions can present multiple sectoral specialisations, i.e. they can be specialised in all sectors, in only one, or in none of them.
Theme(s): Economy, finance and trade - Economy, Finance and Trade