Unpacking social exclusion in Western Sydney: exploring the role of place and tenure

Randolph, Bill, Ruming, Kristian and Murray, Dominique (2010) Unpacking social exclusion in Western Sydney: exploring the role of place and tenure. Geographical Research, 48 2: 197-214. doi:10.1111/j.1745-5871.2009.00619.x


Author Randolph, Bill
Ruming, Kristian
Murray, Dominique
Title Unpacking social exclusion in Western Sydney: exploring the role of place and tenure
Journal name Geographical Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1745-5871
1745-5863
Publication date 2010-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1745-5871.2009.00619.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 48
Issue 2
Start page 197
End page 214
Total pages 18
Place of publication Richmond, VIC Australia
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Asia
Language eng
Abstract Over the past decade social exclusion has increasingly been positioned at the forefront of political, academic and lay discourse as the cause of disadvantage. While the definition, measurement and solutions to social exclusion remain open to debate, housing has progressively been positioned as a central variable creating neighbourhoods of exclusion. Much of this debate has positioned areas of public housing as being the most disadvantaged and socially excluded neighbourhoods. However, the multidimensionality of social exclusion brings into question the simple identification of areas of public housing as being the most excluded. By exploring six dimensions of exclusion (neighbourhood, social and civic engagement, access, crime and security, community identity and economic disadvantage) we explore the differences between areas dominated by public housing and those characterised by private market housing in terms of their scores on each of these individual dimensions of exclusion. We find that it is the experience of households with multiple dimensions of exclusion, especially locational and economic disadvantage, that differentiate areas of public housing from private housing locations.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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