Geodemographic classification in Scotland and the city of Edinburgh
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Geodemographic Classification (GC) is becoming more and more popular and essential in multi-dimensional population analysis around the world, especially in the United Kingdom (UK), but most of the GC analysis is in a national extent. For example, the 2011 area classification for output area (2011OAC) was a UK wide classification, while it may not account for local or regional socio-spatial patterns. In this thesis, I carried out series of geodemographic analysis in the areas of Scotland and the city of Edinburgh based on the same methodological concepts as the 2011 OAC, and then I compared the results respectively. I also analyzed similarities and dissimilarities, which are followed by the coefficient of Kappa. I concluded that it is most likely no need to create Scotland-focused GC. It is still hard to assess if it is necessary to create a local GC, although the GC for the city of Edinburgh shows more differentiations than Scotland-focused GC.