Acta Univ. Agric. Silvic. Mendelianae Brun. 2010, 58, 29-40
Published online 2014-09-27

Disparity between the districts of the Czech Republic according to the indicators of de­ve­lop­ment potential

Jaroslav Dufek, Bohumil Minařík

Ústav demografie a aplikované statistiky, Mendelova univerzita v Brně, Zemědělská 1, 613 00 Brno, Česká republika

The paper deals with the analysis of disparity between the regions of the Czech Republic according to 6 indicators determined for the evaluation of implementation of the project approved by the government ‘Strategy of Regional Development of the Czech Republic for the Years 2007–2013’. The source data relating to the year 2007 were obtained from the web pages of the Czech Statistical Office. Charts were drawn up describing the level of indicators according to the respective regions and according to the whole file of regions; after that, characteristics of the level and variability were established. Since the indicators have different units of measurement and level, the original data were converted to standardized variables; on the basis of this, interregional differences were evaluated using cluster analysis and the regions were divided into homogenous groups. The key result of the work is quantification of the level of the development potential of the individual regions of the Czech Republic through total indexes of regional development and determination of the order of the regions. Charts were also drawn to illustrate the order of the regions.


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