Journal article

Mapping quality of life in the South East Queensland region with a web-based application

T-K Shyy, R Stimson, P Chhetri, J Western

JOURNAL OF SPATIAL SCIENCE | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2007

Abstract

This paper describes the development of a prototype Web geographical information system for mapping aspects of quality of life derived from a survey of residents in the Brisbane-South East Queensland conducted in 2003. Using cluster analysis, “downshifters” — people who voluntarily make a long-term change in their lifestyle following the decision to “downshift”, other than planned retirement, which reduces their income - are categorised. Principal component analysis was used to examine the performance of statistical local areas against three perceived components of neighbourhood attractiveness -aesthetic, amenity and social interaction — that underlie the residential location decision choice..

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