(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The spatial distribution of economic activity in Melbourne, 1971–2000

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • Dept. of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure, Melbourne, AUSTRALIE


This paper reports an empirical analysis of the distribution of employment by industry in Melbourne and how this changes over time. Depending on the nature of the industry being considered, two main patterns of spatial behavior are found, population-related dispersion and centralization. A methodology for estimating the benefits of centralization is developed and applied. Centralization benefits are highest for business services and other high-level services, supporting the view that the benefits of concentrating in the central business district are related to knowledge creation and exchange. The implications of these findings are discussed


Article of periodic

published at : Urban geography / ISSN 0272-3638

Editor : Winston, Silver Spring, MD - ETATS-UNIS (1980)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 35, no7 [pp. 1041-1065]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 10 tabl., 1 carte



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