Interregional Migration

  • John R. Roy
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


The movement of human beings on the Earth has been a characteristic of the human race since the dawn of civilisation. In the early stages, most of the movement was nomadic,where people had no fixed place of abode. In some cases, there was one more or less fixed location for the winter period and another for the summer. With the growth of cities in the first ancient civilisations, we first entered the realm of internal interregional migration,the main focus of this chapter. In other words, we started to have people making permanent or semipermanent moves from the country to the city and occasionally vice-versa, as well as having people moving between cities, within the one culture. Whereas the reasons for these moves were often economic, they often related to other factors, such as escape from battle areas, availability of fresh water and preference for defensible locations.


Unemployment Rate Housing Price Base Period Migration Model Unemployment Region 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • John R. Roy
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  1. 1.Environmental, Transport and Urban Development Studies (ETUDES)MallacootaAustralia

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