Journal article

Developing a Web-Based e-Research Facility for Socio-Spatial Analysis to Investigate Relationships between Voting Patterns and Local Population Characteristics

E Liao, T-K Shyy, RJ Stimson

JOURNAL OF SPATIAL SCIENCE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

This paper describes the development of an e-research facility for socio-spatial analysis. It is illustrated with the example of a prototype Web-based GIS and statistical application for the analysis, modelling and visualisation of the relationships between patterns of voting at the 2007 Australian federal election and the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of local populations using 2006 census data. The facility incorporates a web-based GIS which can generate maps displaying patterns of voting for political parties across polling booths with overlay data showing the population characteristics living within the surrounding polling booth catchments. Various classification approac..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors thank Australian Electoral Commission for the provision of 2007 federal election results. The research on which this paper is based has been supported in part by ARC LIEF grant #LE0775716 and the Australian Research Council Research Network in Spatially Integrated Social Science (ARCRNSISS) and its Shared Research Resources program.