1381.0.55.001 - Research Paper: A Review of Selected Regional Industrial Diversity Indexes, 2011  
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This paper presents two indexes which can be used to understand regional industrial composition, or the range of industries in which people work, by summarising the distribution of employment across industries. Firstly, it examines the theories linking regional industrial diversity with economic development. It presents the National Average and Entropy indexes and demonstrates their application to regions across Australia. Data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing are used and the regional definition chosen is the Statistical Area level 4, since labour markets were a consideration in the design of these regions (Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS), 2011 cat.no.1270.0.55.001). Finally, the paper identifies further options for analysis of regional industrial composition.