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New Zealand Association of Economists conference 2006
Human capital and commuting to and within the four cities of Auckland

Author

Dr Rosemary Goodyear

Abstract

In the last 20 years there has been a transformation in the New Zealand countryside with the development of lifestyle blocks around cities. This development has led to a significant shift in the characteristics of the rural population, as areas close to cities became increasingly linked to urban areas. Smaller towns close to cities have also expanded as people have chosen to move there for reasons of cost and lifestyle. The impact of these decisions has had major implications for transport systems. Although these developments have occurred throughout New Zealand, they have had the most visible effect in the Auckland region, which has experienced the largest numerical increase in population.

This paper explores the distribution of human capital within the Auckland region, with a particular focus on commuting patterns. It draws on an experimental classification developed by Statistics New Zealand in New Zealand: An Urban Rural Profile, which reclassified rural areas based on their relationship with urban areas. While focusing on information from the 2001 Census, this paper will also include an historical perspective, examining the change in the proportion of people commuting to the four cities of Auckland between 1991 and 2001. This paper explores the relationship between educational qualifications, employment and income patterns, and the commuting patterns of the population.

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