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Diversifying cores but stagnant peripheries: mining and other industry employment contributions to development in local government areas of the Northern Territory

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Blackwell, BD and McFarlane, JA and Fischer, AM and Dollery, BE, Diversifying cores but stagnant peripheries: mining and other industry employment contributions to development in local government areas of the Northern Territory, Economic Society of Australia. Economic Papers, 36, (3) pp. 317-334. ISSN 0812-0439 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2017 The Economic Society of Australia

DOI: doi:10.1111/1759-3441.12182

Abstract

The economic structure of local government areas (LGAs) of the Northern Territory (NT) are mapped and analysed using economic base theory. Using a three-stage geospatial visualisation we find that: (i) Mining and agriculture are predominantly providing job concentration in a handful of remote LGAs. (ii) Employment growth is derived from public services, with private sector industries contributing almost equally in most LGAs. (iii) NT LGAs exhibit core-periphery characteristics including vulnerable peripheries, often alongside mature mining operations. (iv) However, mature mining is also found alongside diversified sub-cores, providing a model for more vulnerable LGAs.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:employment, growth, mining, Northern Territory, specialisation
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Environment and Resource Economics
Objective Division:Economic Framework
Objective Group:Other Economic Framework
Objective Field:Economic Framework not elsewhere classified
Author:Fischer, AM (Dr Andy Fischer)
ID Code:117448
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-06-14
Last Modified:2018-05-28
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