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Title: Diversifying Cores but Stagnant Peripheries: Mining and Other Industry Employment Contributions to Development in Local Government Areas of the Northern Territory
Contributor(s): Blackwell, Boyd  (author)orcid ; McFarlane, Jim  (author); Fischer, Andrew (author); Dollery, Brian E  (author)
Publication Date: 2017
DOI: 10.1111/1759-3441.12182
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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.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Economic Papers, 36(3), p. 317-334
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Place of Publication: Australia
ISSN: 0812-0439
Field of Research (FOR): 140205 Environment and Resource Economics
140202 Economic Development and Growth
140218 Urban and Regional Economics
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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