Government 90dn Mapping the Census

Lecture 8: Spatial Analysis; Economic Data in the Census

Sumeeta Srinivasan

Intro to Spatial Analysis MAUP Using Economic data from the Census

Spatial Analysis
Query Measurements Transformation Descriptive Summary Optimization Hypothesis Testing

Attribute Queries with Crashes

Attribute Queries with Crashes

Location Queries with Crashes

Location Queries with Crashes (and fatalities)

Queries with Crashes (and fatalities)

Crash Statistics
Near high speed roads
Total non-fatality incidents 60 (1 fatal) Average non-fatality incidents: 0.47

On all roads
Total non-fatality incidents 711 (4 fatal) Average non-fatality incidents: 0.27

On low speed roads
Total non-fatality incidents 651 (3 fatal) Average non-fatality incidents: 0.26

Distance and length Shape

1991 and 2001 Congressional District Boundaries (San Diego, CA)

Buffers Overlay

Buffers (Discrete vs Continuous)

C C C C C C C C # 1 2 3 4 R R R R C C C C C C C C C C C C II II C C R R R I


Item C R C I

Dissolve Example

Use Intersect when you want to overlay a layer with the polygons in another layer to get only the overlap

Flood zones that intersect parking

Intersect Result

Descriptive Summaries: Centroids

Hypotheses Testing

Moran Coefficient
(from Rick Glazier and Peter Gozdyra, University of Toronto )
Statistic\Value Moran Coefficient Geary Ratio -1.0 Strong negative autocorrelation 0.0 Random distribution of values Strong positive autocorrelation 1.0 Strong positive autocorrelation Random distribution of values Strong negative autocorrelation 2.0


Hypotheses testing with Crashes

Moran of Crashes in Cambridge
Moran's Index = -0.131211 Expected Index = -0.001319 Variance = 0.115055 Z Score = -0.382937

Local Moran of Crashes

MAUP (Modifiable Areal Unit Problem)
Ecological Fallacy, Robinson, 1950 1930 census county data, r=.773 1930 census individual data, r=.203 (correlation between being black and being illiterate) Iowa Study, Openshaw and Taylor, 1979 99 counties in Iowa, r=.35 Regroup into 48 regions many times, -.55 < r < .89 Regroup into 12 regions many times, -.94 < r < .99 (correlation between % 65+ and % registered Republican)

MAUP example

Economic Census
Conducted every five years, in years ending in ‘2’ and ‘7’ Data from the 2002 Economic Census are currently being released

Economic Census
Industry Series
Not useful to map

Subject series

Geography series
Place and ZIP code levels

The Base Multiplier
Base Multiplier can be expressed as a ratio: BM = Total Employment Basic Employment Using this approach, analysts can project impacts upon the total economy from expected changes to the basic sector Assumed that the ratio of total local employment activity to basic employment (the BM) does not vary over time.

Employment by Sector in Leon County, 1999 Source: Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security Sector Units Employees Percentage
Se rvice s Re ta il Tra de FIRE Co nstruction Tra ns, Comm And P ublic Util W hole sa le Tra de Ma nufa cturing Agriculture , Fore stry & Fishing Sta te Gove rnme nt Loca l Go ve rnme nt Fe de ra l Go ve rnme nt LEO N CO UNTY TO TAL 3,177 1,320 664 700 214 427 172 152 208 24 36 7,303 37,433 24,147 6,260 5,695 3,818 3,764 3,022 1,038 41,122 11,070 1,677 139,492 26.8% 17.3% 4.5% 4.1% 2.7% 2.7% 2.2% 0.7% 29.5% 7.9% 1.2% 100%

Leon County’s Base Multiplier

Basic Sec tor Employment Non- Basic Sec tor Employment T otal Employment Base Multiplier

46,859 92,633 139,492 2.98


Four steps in EB Analysis
1. Area to be Studied (Geography) 2. Unit of Analysis (Measure of the Economy) 3. Data to be Used (Source for Input Data) 4. Technique to be Used (Analytical Methods)

1. Choosing a Study Area
County: The most commonly used study area because of excellent data availability MSA: Best unit for urban analysis; Built on counties, so excellent data availability as well Economic Region: A shopping area or media area is useful, but poor data availability makes this a rarely used analysis area State: A study area that is too aggregated and likely to undercount basic sector activity

2. Selecting the Unit of Analysis
Employment: The number of jobs by industry Payroll: Annual payroll for firms by industry Sales: Dollar sales by industry Value Added: Like sales, but eliminates double-counting by subtracting a firm’s purchases from their sales

3. Selecting the Data Set
County Business Patterns: Pros: Available annually; includes employment, payroll, sales Cons: Derived from a combination of sources; Does not include Government employment Economic Census Pros: Contains employment, payroll, sales Cons: Collected only every five years but not available until several years later ES202 Data Pros: Available annually and by quarter; Includes employment and payroll Cons: Not always available for all areas

4. Economic Base Analysis Techniques
Direct Method: The simplest and most straightforward, this approach assumes that certain industries are Basic or Non-basic Location Quotients: Related to the concentration concept, this technique determines the local share of an industry

The Direct Approach
Assigns activities to the Basic and Non-basic sectors on the basis of assumed sales patterns for different types of industries. Sectors typically assigned to the Basic sector: Manufacturing, State/Federal Government, Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hotels/Lodging, Mining. Sectors typically assigned to the Non-Basic sector: Retail Trade, Local Government, Wholesale Trade, Services, Transportation, Commercial, Utility, Construction.

The Location Quotient Technique
Location quotients compare the local share of a given industry to the share of that industry for a larger area The formula: LQi = eit/eTt Eit/ETt where: eit = Local employment in sector i at time t eTt = Total local employment at time t Eit = National employment in sector i at time t Ett = Total national employment at time t Three values are possible: 1) Industries with LQ’s = 1 (Self-Sufficiency) 2) Industries with LQ’s < 1 (Net Importer) 3) Industries with LQ’s > 1 (Net Exporter)

Calculating a Location Quotient for Massachusetts Medical related employment
MA's employment in Medical related MA's total employment US employment in Medical related US total employment MA share of employment in Medical related US share of employment in Medical related MA concentration US concentration Location quotient 404,200 3,323,200 6,779,990 137,632,000 404,200 3,323,200 6,779,990 137,632,000 12% 5% 2.40 5% 12%

Calculating a Location Quotient for Massachusetts Manufacturing Industry
MA's employment in Manufacturing MA's total employment US employment in Manufacturing US total employment MA share of employment in Manufacturing US share of employment in Manufacturing MA concentration US concentration Location quotient 407900 3,323,200 17263000 137,632,000 407900 3,323,200 17,263,000 137,632,000 12% 13% 0.98 13% 12%

BLS Location Quotients

County Business Patterns

Query to get only County data for Massachusetts

Query to get only data for Massachusetts where state and county data are available

Query to get only Middlesex County (17) data for Massachusetts (25) for codes 621-623 Health care services

Group by counties

Group by counties

Group by States

Location Quotients
Middlesex and Suffolk county’s share in health NAIC 621-623 related employment versus state share in health related or state overall employment

Location Quotients by County in MA
(compared to employment in health only)