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Urbanization: March 6 , 2013 For the Assignment: - Use census tracts. - Collect information for the descriptive part of the assignment. - How to collect data: http://dc1.chass.utoronto.ca.myaccess.library.utoronto.ca/census - You can use some of the 2011 census data, but they don’t have the complete amount of data. o The 2006 data is the last period of time where the census was mandatory to fill out, so it is full and this would be a good time period to use! o Some example things to look at: Housing type, ethnicity, culture, and population. - The most important age to look at is 15-64 (This is because it is the labour force [important variable], very important). Students are included in this age group. - Also look at 0-15 and 65+ as these are the dependency groups. - “Don’t give us all the age cohorts, choose the important ones” - 2011 census was voluntary. - Don’t go through every year (ie. 2001, 2002, 2003), think of 2006, 1996, 1986, etc. o This gives you a long period of time without going through EVERYTHING. - Compare your neighbourhood with Toronto statistics. o Is your neighbourhood higher or lower in the different categories compared to Toronto? - Maybe include this sentence in the essay (sounded good): “Shows a high indication of gentrification” or “This is a high indicator of gentrification”. - Don’t look at micro-data. - All you really need is census tracts! - Organize the variables. - Choose key ones: o Measure of social makeup: Ethnocultural. o Average household income. o Occupation type, unemployment, etc. o Economic status. o Housing. o Think of everything we talked about when we discussed neighbourhood change. - CMA area: Toronto. - Use average household income (Keep it simple). o You can include the census tract title in the essay. - + or - 10,000 difference is not that much of a difference according to the professor. - Get the mean for all of them (ie. Average household income for all of the years) - You’re looking at how things have changed over time. - It’s not all about calculating census data, but that is a big chunk. - Toronto city website censuses aren’t actually the same as census tract. o But this could be somewhat of a way of confirming your findings. - Look through academic papers, books, etc. Lecture Notes: ******* He is posting the slides on portal, these are NOT THE SLIDES, these are notes of what aren’t on the slides! ******* - Spatial interaction: o Social interaction at a special level.  Do people get along?  Why do people move here? Is it a good social area? - The issue of social/physical difference: o Physically, neighbourhoods or people could be side by side, but socially they could be years apart. - Article: Headline “A city of unmatched diversity” o “Many newcomers opt to bypass city, start new lives in suburbs surrounding Toronto”. - Article: Headline “Toronto: Canada
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