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Patterns of population location in Auckland

David Maré, Andrew Coleman () and Ruth Pinkerton ()
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Andrew Coleman: Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
Ruth Pinkerton: Motu Economic and Public Policy Research

No 11_06, Working Papers from 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.

Keywords: Residential location choice; local amenities; residential sorting (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R12 R23 R31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 76 pages
Date: 2011-05
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo and nep-ure
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