This indicator represents the regional specialisation in carrier services, averaged in the period 2008-2016.
Carrier services include Wholesale and retail trade, repair (G), Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities (M), Administrative and Support Service Activities (N) 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