Find my business
In this project, the team has decided to answer the question: ‘What trends in business activity can help encourage self-employment through NEIS?’. With this in mind, a plan was made to make use of a set of data and in order to establish decisions based on for or against support for self-employment in that section.
The data parts used within the current context were mainly categorized as follows: number of employees, type of industry, available off street parking spaces, and location.
This was a brief and initial data set with the aim to extend more to it in order to allow for more accurate decision support; however this is enough data to give a context or base of implementation.
The reasoning behind number of employees stems from the fact that as a business grows through the course of time, if more employees join, then it is a potential indication that the business has thrived and is progressing.
The type of industry is considered because in certain situations, having a parking space nearby helps but in others it does not.
The available parking spaces (off street) is considered as people value having a parking space near their employment location. Having this is important as high talent employees would want to be happy in their work space and not have to worry about these matters.
Location was also considered because some businesses thrive in certain locations while others don’t.
The end result was a data gathering exercise highlighting where employees have been high. With the current data set, there is not enough to suggest that this is proof of business success but may indicate a potential.
As the product evolves, there will be more automation introduced and more accurate and predictive result sets may be produced.
Evidence of Work
Employment per industries
Description of Use: We are using this data to collate the total employment per industries in a given area
Off street parking
Description of Use: We are using this to collate the amount of car spaces that are in a given area.
Business Establishments and industries in an area
Description of Use: We are using this data to collate the total industries in a block area
Description of Use: We are using this to calculate the correlation between car spaces and employment in a suburb area
Public Transport a collection of PTV datasets
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