Disaggregate GIS modelling to track spatial change: exploring a decade of commuting in South East Queensland, Australia

Li, Tiebei, Corcoran, Jonathan and Burke, Matthew (2012) Disaggregate GIS modelling to track spatial change: exploring a decade of commuting in South East Queensland, Australia. Journal of Transport Geography, 24 306-314. doi:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.03.008

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Author Li, Tiebei
Corcoran, Jonathan
Burke, Matthew
Title Disaggregate GIS modelling to track spatial change: exploring a decade of commuting in South East Queensland, Australia
Journal name Journal of Transport Geography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0966-6923
1873-1236
Publication date 2012-09
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2012.03.008
Open Access Status
Volume 24
Start page 306
End page 314
Total pages 9
Editor David Banister
Tim Schwanen
Jillian Anable
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Abstract Changes in commuting dynamics are explored for a large geographical region using journey-to-work (JTW) data derived from two censuses (1996 and 2006). The main thrust is concerned with the identification of geographic patterning of commuting distance and flow (i.e. the number of people travelling from region i to region j) coupled with the changes in these patterns over the decade to 2006. GIS-based methods are employed to first calculate the average commuting distance and second to map the degree of self-containment (i.e. people living and working within the same area) at a fine spatial scale. Through a quantitative analysis of JTW patterns over the two census datasets, the results are linked to current planning debates regarding urban spatial policies that seek to reduce commuting distances. Specific attention is given to address: (1) spatial variation in changes in commuting distance across the study region between 1996 and 2006; and (2) whether jobs-housing balanced development reduced commuting distances over the decade. Results indicate that the spatial patterns of commuting have changed little over the 10 year period and the change in commuting distance presented strong relationships to the change in jobs-housing ratio (JHR) at local areas. Implications for urban policy include the need for improved industry-occupation matching and consideration of planned employment decentralisation.
Keyword Journey-to-work
Jobs-housing ratio
Geographical information systems
Exploratory spatial data analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Issue includes: Special Section on Theoretical Perspectives on Climate Change Mitigation in Transport

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