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Table 2 Factor analysis results

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

Rotated factor matrixa
  Factor
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
%Population 65+ 0.118 0.145 − 0.050 0.716 0.079 − 0.059 0.274
%Female 0.077 − 0.001 − 0.346 0.781 − 0.098 0.158 − 0.038
%Foreign population 0.274 0.210 0.231 0.034 0.639 0.094 0.025
%Population change 2003–2012 (ABS) − 0.004 − 0.142 0.816 − 0.294 0.071 0.071 0.022
%Rental housing 0.403 0.587 0.161 0.335 − 0.106 0.276 0.206
%old houses − 0.025 0.134 − 0.757 0.039 0.121 − 0.021 0.092
%Low-income households 0.259 0.730 − 0.053 0.267 0.359 − 0.042 0.226
%Single person households 0.464 0.485 − 0.200 0.451 0.089 0.089 0.309
%Employment (INV) 0.189 0.442 0.539 − 0.102 0.290 0.198 0.151
(km2) Population density 0.819 0.198 − 0.043 0.120 0.151 0.257 − 0.089
%Highly educated individuals (INV) − 0.111 0.234 − 0.005 − 0.125 0.554 0.072 − 0.220
(3 km) Number of nearby childcare(s) (INV) − 0.784 − 0.120 − 0.171 − 0.119 0.035 − 0.276 0.031
(km) Distance to medical services − 0.611 0.116 − 0.125 0.035 0.084 0.039 0.078
(1 k HH) Relative disability benefits 0.198 0.343 0.592 0.057 0.069 − 0.253 − 0.169
%Self-employed − 0.382 − 0.188 − 0.006 0.061 − 0.052 − 0.826 0.182
(1000 € PP) average income per capita (INV) − 0.106 0.656 − 0.091 − 0.013 0.004 0.227 − 0.123
%Employment service industry 0.269 0.117 − 0.032 0.078 − 0.114 0.173 0.752
%Employed in health care (INV) − 0.271 0.087 − 0.035 0.036 0.154 − 0.216 0.541
(1000 €) Average house value (INV) 0.323 0.595 − 0.096 − 0.034 0.427 0.219 − 0.235
(km) distance to train station − 0.188 − 0.165 − 0.114 0.092 0.886 − 0.187 0.131
# Passenger cars per household (INV) 0.387 0.559 0.274 0.414 0.017 0.212 0.144
(km PP) Length of major road (INV) 0.151 0.206 0.009 0.160 − 0.021 0.495 − 0.039
(km2) Total active businesses Jan. 2011 0.730 0.152 − 0.037 0.030 0.019 0.093 0.022
%Stacked housing (INV) − 0.707 − 0.252 − 0.080 − 0.408 0.011 − 0.167 − 0.084
(1000 PP 3 km) nearby hotels (INV) 0.118 0.123 0.045 − 0.130 0.057 0.155 − 0.444
  1. Extraction method: Principal axis factoring; Rotation method: Varimax with Kaiser normalization
  2. ABS Absolute, HH Per household, INV Inverted to align with vulnerability, PP Per person
  3. aRotation converged in 8 iterations