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The Social Landscapes of Rural Victoria

  • Neil Barr
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)

Abstract

The restructuring of Victoria’s farm industries is conceptualised as an outcome of the competition for land between the farm sector and migrants seeking to purchase land for amenity purposes. Nine statistical indicators are used to build a spatial representation of the restructuring of the rural sector based upon two orthogonal factors. The first factor represents a continuum between localities where rural land is purchased for farm aggregation and localities where rural land is purchased for rural amenity. The second factor distinguishes between localities where agricultural enterprises are intensifying land use and those where agriculture is on a trajectory towards less intense land use. The two factors are used tocreate five ‘social landscapes’ each with a divergent trajectory of rural restructuring.

Keywords

Rural Land Food Supply Chain Orthogonal Factor Land Transaction Farm Business 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Barr
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  1. 1.Department of Primary IndustriesEpsom CentreVictoriaAustralia

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