Economic Centre – Is Concord the Centre of Gravity of Sydney?
Date: First published 5 June 2015
By Dr Jonathan Drane
PWC Geospatial Model 2015- http://www.pwc.com.au/analytics/gem.html
Think tanks and seminars continue to be held to try and understand the changing face of the city and its many forms in the Sydney Basin. This is especially topical in light of the voting power of the west and its dynamic future population projections relative to the east. One graphical model of Sydney based on a geospatial economic lens shows Concord as the ‘centre of gravity of Sydney’
The emergent ‘geo-spatial’ view of the city and other techniques, is grounded in the grinding national statistics of economy and demography.These after all are the foundation statistics of our nation at a macro level, the ABS, census, economic and industry data along with other industry data sets. The resultant analysis and charting of such data can however only ever be as good as the data itself. Whilst we still use the economic or demographic lens as our key visor for the viewing of the city, we will only see it in such terms.
The economic and demographic lens has allowed us to view the city from the stratosphere, through national statistics that were not originally designed to describe the phenomenological changes in the face of the city and its forces and drivers.
Dr Jonathan Drane
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