An Analysis on the Characteristics in Spatial Distribution of Consumer Organizations

소비자단체의 공간적 분포 특성

  • Ko, Daekyun (Research Institute of Human Ecology, Seoul National University) ;
  • Han, Jihyung (Research Institute of Human Ecology, Seoul National University)
  • 고대균 (서울대학교 생활과학연구소) ;
  • 한지형 (서울대학교 생활과학연구소)
  • Received : 2018.08.22
  • Accepted : 2018.11.20
  • Published : 2018.11.28


The purpose of this study was to provide the necessary data to explore the development plans of consumer organizations by looking at the spatial distribution of consumer organizations. This is because community-based consumer organizations can propose concrete measures to solve consumer problems more effectively. In this study, data of 11 consumer organizations and 815 branches were collected and analyzed using local indicators of spatial distribution and spatial lag model. First, it was difficult to find patterns according to the geographical characteristics of the spatial distribution of consumer organizations. Second, consumer organizations were more distributed in areas with large populations and businesses and large areas. Third, there is a discrepancy between the demand and supply of consumer organizations when compared with the number of consumer counseling. Based on this, it is necessary to constantly seek concrete development plans by supplementing the qualitative data on the activities of consumer organizations.


Consumer Organizations;Spatial Distribution;Local Indicators of Spatial Autocorrelation;Spatial Lag Model;Consumer Problem

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Fig. 1. The Distribution of the Numbers of Consumer Organizations

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Fig. 2. LISA(Local Indicators of Spatial Autocorrelation)Cluster Map of the Density Distribution of Consumer Organizations

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Fig. 3. The Frequency Distribution of Consumer Counseling

Table 1. Socio-Economic Variables across City/Country/District

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Table 2. Administrative Districts with a Large Number (over 7) of Consumer Organizations

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Table 3. Administrative Districts belonging to HH type and LL type

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Table 4. Summary of Spatial Lag Model

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Table 5. Ranking of Province/City with the averagenumber of consumer counseling and consumer organizations

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