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articles: A typology of community opportunity and vulnerability in metropolitan Australia

  • Patrick Mullins


    (Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Archaelogy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4072)

  • Robert Stimson


    (School of Geography, Planning and Architecture, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4072)

  • Kevin O'Connor


    (Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia, 3168)

  • Scott Baum


    (School of Geography, Planning and Architecture, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 4072)

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    A multivariate model using hierarchical clustering and discriminant analysis is used to identify clusters of community opportunity and community vulnerability across Australia's mega metropolitan regions. Variables used in the model measure aspects of structural economic change, occupational change, human capital, income, unemployment, family/household disadvantage, and housing stress. A nine-cluster solution is used to categorise communities across metropolitan space. Significant between -city variations in the incidence of these clusters of opportunity and vulnerability are apparent, suggesting the emergence of marked differentiation between Australia's mega metropolitan regions in their adjustments to changing economic and social conditions.

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

    Volume (Year): 80 (2001)
    Issue (Month): 1 ()
    Pages: 45-66

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    Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:80:y:2001:i:1:p:45-66
    Note: Received: 15 October 1999
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