SOME EMPIRICAL FINDINGS ON THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RESIDENTIAL DENSITY AND ACCESSIBILITY TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES

The paper confirms, in the manner of investigations in other Australian cities, a strong statistical relationship between overall population density and accessibility to job locations. An empirical analysis of Brisbane data additionally shows that: (a) model does not explain the existence of satellite urban centres in the Brisbane region; (b) one can have very little confidence in the statistical power of the model's prediction, even if it is assumed that the model describes an underlying causal relationship; (c) the regression coefficients which are the parameters of the model may not be time stable; (d) no such similar relationship exists between net residential density and job accessibility; and (e) the observed statistical relationship may only describe a stage in the development of the city, rather than explain a causal relationship between job accessibility and overall density. /Author/TRRL/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 7-15
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 1

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  • Accession Number: 00164203
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM