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A spatial analysis of patterns of growth and concentration of population based on homogeneous population censuses: Spain (1877-2001)

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  • Franch Auladell, Xavier

    (Universitat de Lleida)

  • Marti-Henneberg, Jordi

    (Universitat de Lleida)

  • Puig-Farré, Josep

    (Universitat de Lleida)

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    This work constitutes a contribution to the analysis of long term patterns of population concentration applied to the case of Spain. The proposed methodology is based on the homogenisation of both data and administrative units which takes the municipal structure of the 2001 census as its base reference. This work seeks to show how applying spatial analysis techniques to this type of homogeneous data series allows us to make more detailed studies of population patterns within a given territory. The most important conclusions that we reached was that, in Spain, sustained population growth has followed a spatial pattern that has become increasingly consolidated over time. The tendencies observed have produced an uneven distribution of population within the national territory marked by the existence of a series of well-defined, and often very localised, areas that spread beyond the limits of the official administrative boundaries.

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    Article provided by Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional in its journal Investigaciones Regionales.

    Volume (Year): (2013)
    Issue (Month): 25 ()
    Pages: 43-65

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    Handle: RePEc:ris:invreg:0198
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      ," MPRA Paper 17583, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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