New ABS Geography part 5: Greater Capital Cities – are they greater?

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2 Responses

  1. Robin Spragg says:

    While basing metro area stats on the majority of work destinations seems sensible, one consequence will be that metro boundaries will change constantly, which is annoying for time sequences. How will ABS handle this?
    If fuel prices continue to rise, for instance, people will move closer to their work and metro areas will contract compared to the rural fringe living we see now.

    • Glenn Capuano says:

      That’s a really good point Robin. I think that, while derived from an analysis of work destinations, the GCCSAs are still meant to encapsulate the growth of a city for 20 years. So I would hope the ABS wouldn’t alter them significantly every Census. However maybe someone from ABS Geography who reads this blog can provide an answer?


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