Who are the visitors? Characteristics of temporary movers in Australia

Bell, Martin and Brown, Dominic (2006) Who are the visitors? Characteristics of temporary movers in Australia. Population, Space and Place, 12 2: 77-92. doi:10.1002/psp.390

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Author Bell, Martin
Brown, Dominic
Title Who are the visitors? Characteristics of temporary movers in Australia
Journal name Population, Space and Place   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1544-8444
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/psp.390
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 12
Issue 2
Start page 77
End page 92
Total pages 16
Editor A. M. Findlay
P.J. Boyle
Place of publication New Jersey, USA
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Language eng
Subject 370500 Demography
370301 Biological (Physical) Anthropology
370403 Recreation and Leisure Studies
370499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
370302 Social and Cultural Anthropology
370502 Migration
370400 Human Geography
370399 Anthropology not elsewhere classified
370501 Population Trends and Policies
370402 Social and Cultural Geography
370300 Anthropology
370303 Linguistic Anthropology
370299 Social Work not elsewhere classified
370401 Urban and Regional Studies
370204 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
Abstract Comparison of place of enumeration at the Census with place of usual residence provides a unique window on the geography and characteristics of temporary population movements. This paper uses microdata from the 2001 Australian Census in a logistic regression framework to examine the characteristics of temporary movers classified according to distance of travel and purpose of move. We show that the age composition of temporary movers varies according to distance of move. For non-local work-related travel, the most significant predictors are being male, maritally unattached and working either in extractive industries or government and defence. Travel for consumption shows more balanced sex ratios but is selective of older age groups, and of those who are unemployed or outside the labour force. Both types of move are strongly associated with income.
Keyword Migration
Temporary movers
Logistic regression
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes Published in Martin Bell and Dominic Brown (2006) Who Are the Visitors? Characteristics of Temporary Movers in Australia, Population, Space and Place 12 (2): 77 - 92. doi: 10.1002/psp.390 Copyright 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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