Volume 18 Issue 3, 2003

Demographic projection as a tool for analysing trends of community vulnerability

Dr Sonya M. Glavac, Dr Peter A. Hastings, Dr Iraphne R. W. Childs

Peer-reviewed Article

Archived Article


This paper discusses the potential for using demographic and socioeconomic data projections to study geographical and temporal trends of community vulnerability to hazards. Several techniques are outlined, and their practical application critically discussed in relation to variables considered to be indicators of hazard vulnerability. Demographic projections for Southeast Queensland Local Government Areas were generated, mapped and discussed as an illustration of possible information outputs.