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Table 1 Zeeland social vulnerability index input variables

From: Assessing Social Vulnerability to Flood Hazards in the Dutch Province of Zeeland

Original variables included in factor analysis
Description Unit Mean SD Adjustment Referenced study
Demographics
 Female % 0.49 0.03 None 1, 2, 3a
 Foreign Population % 17.55 11.74 None 1, 2, 3a
 Population 65+ % 19.06 6.06 None 1, 2, 3
 Population Change 2003–2012 % 10.40 37.54 Absolute 1, 3
Social/economic
 Average income per capita 1000 €/person 21.38 2.34 Inverted 1, 2, 3
 Average house value 1000 € 208.24 47.17 Inverted 1, 2a, 3
 Employment % 74.44 5.99 Inverted 1, 2, 3
 Employment service industry % 41.68 6.31 None 1, 3
 Employed in health care % 14.11 3.17 Inverted 1a, 2a, 3
 Highly educated individuals % 18.58 3.94 Inverted 2, 3
 Low-income households % 37.61 7.92 None 1a, 3
 Old houses % 90.86 8.93 None 1a, 2a, 3
 Passenger cars per household #/HH 1.23 0.21 Inverted 3a
 Relative disability benefits # HH/1000 11.41 22.01 None 1a, 2, 3
 Rental housing % 24.97 11.81 None 1, 3
 Self-employed % 12.07 5.45 None 1a
 Single person households % 29.27 7.94 None 2a
Infrastructure/community
 Distance to medical services km 10.20 5.78 None 1a, 3
 Distance to train station km 25.62 16.88 None 1, 3a
 Length of major road km/1000 pop 6.67 9.52 Inverted 2, 3
 Number of nearby childcare(s) 3 km 2.97 3.63 Inverted 2
 Nearby hotels 3 km/1000 pop 1.09 2.85 Inverted n/a
 Population density #/km2 794.37 1372.84 None 3
 Stacked housing % 5.44 10.35 Inverted 2, 3a
 Total active businesses Jan. 2011 #/km2 44.69 90.71 None 1, 3
  1. HH Household; pop Population
  2. Referenced studies: 1 = Cutter et al. (2003); 2 = Fekete (2009); 3 = Holand and Lujala (2013)
  3. aAdapted (conceptual or geographic)