Social characteristics of the population in the flood risk areas of the Thames Gateway

Vickery, Glenn R. (2006) Social characteristics of the population in the flood risk areas of the Thames Gateway. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This independent study explores the social distribution of the population of the Thames Gateway with respect to flood risk areas. Data from the Environment Agency flood hazards maps and 2001 Census are combined using GIS software. A quantitative environmental justice method permitted comparisons between those in flood risk areas with those outside. In the hope to discover if any vulnerable groups are over exposed, to the potential hazardous effects of flood waters. Results found that two specific groups of the population, the least wealthy and those aged between �20 and 29�, are the most unfairly represented inside the Thames Gateway but this varies greatly between the three different regional development bodies. The variables manipulating the pattern couldn�t be established but are suspected to be strongly influenced by the UK housing market.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/235

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