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Geospatial analyses of local economic structures in the rangeland areas of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia

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Blackwell, BD and Dollery, BE and Fischer, AM and Mcfarlane, JA, Geospatial analyses of local economic structures in the rangeland areas of the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia, Rangeland Journal, 40, (3) pp. 251-262. ISSN 1036-9872 (2018) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2018 Australian Rangeland Society

DOI: doi:10.1071/RJ17065

Abstract

We examine the economic structure of Australian local government areas in the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia using economic base theory and location quotients. Whereas the economic base approach is long established, in this paper we extend the three-staged geospatial visualisation method of Blackwell et al. (2017) to two additional state jurisdictions. Focusing on the economic structure of rangeland local government areas, we find that these vary significantly, implying that no single generic development policy is likely to be effective, but rather these need to be crafted individually. We demonstrate that geospatial visualisations of employment location quotients can identify local economic vulnerability as well as opportunity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:geospatial visualisation, regional development, remote Australia, rural Australia
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied Economics
Research Field:Environment and Resource Economics
Objective Division:Construction
Objective Group:Construction Planning
Objective Field:Regional Planning
UTAS Author:Fischer, AM (Dr Andy Fischer)
ID Code:126356
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2018-06-06
Last Modified:2018-11-15
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