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Patterns of population location in Auckland

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  • David C. Maré

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    (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

  • Andrew Coleman

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    (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

  • Ruth Pinkerton

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    (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

Abstract

This paper uses spatial statistical techniques to examine the economic determinants of residential location patterns in Auckland in 2006. The primary empirical focus of this paper is descriptive. We seek to establish the extent to which there are identifiable population subgroups that cluster together within the Auckland Urban Area, and further, to ascertain where these groups mainly live. It confirms previous findings of strong ethnic clustering and identifies clustering by qualification, income, and country of birth. It examines the interaction between incomes, land prices, and population density, and the relationship of land price with access to selected locational amenities.

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Paper provided by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in its series Working Papers with number 11_06.

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Length: 76 pages
Date of creation: May 2011
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Handle: RePEc:mtu:wpaper:11_06

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Keywords: Residential location choice; local amenities; residential sorting;

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