Analysis on Spatial Pattern Changes of Aging Phenomenon and Relation between Aging Population and Regional Characteristics

고령화 현상의 공간적 패턴 변화와 지역특성과의 관계 분석

  • Lee, Jimin (Research Institute of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University)
  • 이지민 (서울대학교 농업생명과학연구원)
  • Received : 2016.10.14
  • Accepted : 2016.11.22
  • Published : 2016.11.30


Aging phenomenon is an important issue in Korea national policy. This aging phenomenon depends on the social and environmental characteristics of regions. Also aging phenomenon and regional characteristics have spatial dependency. The purpose of this study is to discover the spatial changes in aging population rate and to find local factors of regional aging phenomenon considering spatial autocorrelation. For spatial analysis of ageing phenomenon, local Moran's I and Geographically Weighted Regression (GWR) were applied. As the results, the most significant changes of aging phenomenon appeared between 2000 and 2005, and most of hot-spot regions (aged regions) were distributed in Jullanam-do and Jullabuk-do. The results of GWR (R-square: 0.681) shows that total fertility rate, the number of doctor per 1,000 people and forest area rate have positive relation with aging population rate, but the number of private academy per 1,000 people has negative relation.


Supported by : 한국연구재단


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