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Decomposing Multi-Level Ethnic Segregation In Auckland, New Zealand, 2001-2013: Segregation Intensity For Multiple Groups At Multiple Scales

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)319-338
Number of pages20
JournalTijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie
Issue number3
Early online date26 Mar 2018
DateAccepted/In press - 1 Sep 2017
DateE-pub ahead of print - 26 Mar 2018
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jul 2019


There has been a growing appreciation that the processes generating urban residential segregation operate at multiple scales, stimulating innovations into the measurement of their outcomes. This paper applies a multi‐level modelling approach to that issue to the situation in Auckland, where multiple migration streams from both Pacific Island and Asian origins have created a complex multi‐ethnic city. We identify two distinct trends. For the larger ethnic groups segregation remained static despite rapid growth over a recent twelve‐year period. For the smaller groups growth has been combined with considerable change; they initially clustered in a few localities and areas within them but then experienced considerable reduction in the intensity of that segregation. By spatially decomposing the segregation levels, this paper extends our appreciation of its underpinning processes when they apply to migration streams that differ in their nature from those on which traditional residential location‐decision theory has been based.

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Special Issue: Measuring Segregation: Challenges, Innovations and Future Directions

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  • Auckland, multi-group, multi-level modelling, scale, segregation

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