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Table 3 Variables for index construction

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

Factor Highest loading variable per factor Loading value Initial variance Rescaled variance
1 (km2) population density 0.82 13.76 21.01
2 %Low-income households 0.73 11.31 17.27
3 %Population change 2003–2012 (ABS) 0.82 10.82 16.52
4 %Female 0.78 10.19 15.56
5 (km) distance to train station 0.89 9.31 14.22
6 %Self-employed -0.83 5.73 8.75
7 %Employment service industry 0.75 4.36 6.66
  Total 65.49 100.00
  1. ABS = absolute