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Predicting the economic and demographic impacts of long distance commuting in the resources sector: A Surat basin case study

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 authored by John RolfeJohn Rolfe
Predicting the economic and demographic impacts of resource development on regional areas is difficult to assess because of limited availability of analysis, difficulties of predicting where workforce are likely to be based, and different impacts on communities because of variations in size and economic structures. In this study modelling has been employed to identify future employment and demographic impacts of future resource developments on communities in the Surat Basin in southern Queensland, Australia. The analysis summarises potential employment increases over multiple projects and uses multipliers from Input–Output models to assess likely impacts by local government area when future workforce might commute to or live locally in the region. The results demonstrate that recent moves to commuting workforces limit the economic impacts on local and regional communities in complex ways.

Funding

Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

History

Volume

38

Issue

4

Start Page

723

End Page

732

Number of Pages

10

eISSN

1873-7641

ISSN

0301-4207

Location

Netherlands

Publisher

Elsevier

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

01/03/2013

External Author Affiliations

Institute for Resource Industries and Sustainability (IRIS); School of Business and Law (2013- );

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Resources Policy