Data insight: productivity differences within Northern Ireland

Philip T. Fliers*, John Turner, David Jordan, Sweta Pramanick

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This Data Insight examines the differences in productivity across the 11 local government districts (LGDs) in Northern Ireland, using data from the Northern Ireland Annual Business Inquiry. We focus on how labour, capital, and government subsidies are associated with the gross value added (the value generated by any unit engaged in the production of goods and services) at the enterprise level.We find there are persistent differences in productivity across LGDs, with high productivity areas driven by the presence of ‘top performers’.Increasing labour inputs is found to have apositive effect on firms’ gross value added across all LGDs, but the effect of increasing capital investment or government subsidies varies byLGD.These findings suggest future policy interventions must be place-based and tailored to reflect the spatial variations present in firm performance across Northern Ireland.

Original languageEnglish
TypeADR NI data insight
Media of outputWebsite
PublisherADR Northern Ireland
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jun 2023


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