Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2008, 56, 103-112
Published online 2014-10-17

A comparison of demographic behaviour between the CR regions using multivariate statistical methods

Marie Prášilová, Jan Grosz, Pavla Hošková

Katedra statistiky, Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6 – Suchdol, Česká republika

The inhabitants of separate CR regions show varying demographic behaviour that presents itself in the demographic measures´ values. The paper offers a comparison of the development of selected measures of size and movement of the population in the regions of CR in 1993 and 2006 years. Attention is paid to the changes in measures of economic and biological structure, life expectancy and some of the measures of human reproduction, patterns of growth and migration. Multivariate analysis methods have been employed for the solution. Selection of variables has been carried out in each year using factor analysis and similarity of the regions has been described by the hierarchic agglomerative clustering method. During the thirteen years, changes occurred in demographic behaviour of the regions. Currently the Capital Prague and the Středočeský Region differ significantly. All the regions remaining have been stabilized as concerns the demographic measures and they show homogeneity.


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