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Socio‐economic groups moving apart: An analysis of recent trends in residential segregation in Australia's main capital cities

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posted on 08.02.2021, 17:03 by Fran AzpitarteFran Azpitarte, Olga Alonso-Villar, Felipe Hugo Rojas
We study changes in the spatial distribution and segregation of socioeconomic groups in Australia using a new dataset with harmonised census data for 1991 and 2011. We find a general increase in residential segregation by education and occupation groups across the major capital cities in Australia. Importantly, these trends cannot be explained in general by changes in the demographic structure of groups and areas but rather by the rise in the over and underrepresentation of groups across areas. In particular, our analysis reveals clear diverging trends in the spatial configuration of high and low socioeconomic groups as measured by their occupation and education. While high-skilled groups became more concentrated in the inner parts of cities, the low-educated and those working in low-status occupations became increasingly overrepresented in outer areas. This pattern is observed in all five major capital cities but it is especially marked in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane

Funding

Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad. Grant Number: ECO2017‐82241‐R

Brotherhood of St Laurence

University of Melbourne

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Children and Families. Grant Number: CE140100027

Xunta de Galicia. Grant Number: ED431B2019/34

Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional. Grant Number: ECO2017‐82241‐R

Agencia Estatal de Investigación

History

School

  • Social Sciences and Humanities

Department

  • Communication and Media

Published in

Population, Space and Place

Volume

27

Issue

3

Publisher

Wiley

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© The Authors

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Wiley under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY 4.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

29/09/2020

Publication date

2021-01-14

Copyright date

2021

ISSN

1544-8444

eISSN

1544-8452

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Fran Azpitarte Deposit date: 18 November 2020

Article number

e2399