Quotation Kulmhofer, Huberta, Hofmayer, Albert. 2011. Eine neue wirtschaftsräumliche Gliederung von Österreich: Aktualisierung einer Österreich-Atlas-Karte aus 1979. Mit 12 Abb. und 5 Tab. im Text sowie 2 farbigen Kartenbeilagen. Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft 153 129-164.


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A new economic regionalisation of Austria - update of a thematic map published 30 years ago in the «Österreich-Atlas» This paper presents a new subdivision of Austria into economic regions, comparing it to the map «Economic regions on the basis of employment structure and workplace balance» published in 1979 in the «Österreich-Atlas» (Atlas of the Republic of Austria). Using occupational and tourism statistics by communes, and following a method described in BOBEK & HOFMAYER 1981, Austria is subdivided into approx. 200 regions of maximum homogeneity with respect to sector structure of employment, intensity of tourism and workplace balance. The new map was elaborated by Huberta KULMHOFER (doctoral dissertation at WU Vienna, 2009). After a short presentation of the new regionalisation, this paper focuses on two topics: (1) Critical check of H. BOBEK´s findings derived from the map of 1979 concerning the spatial-structural model of the economic regions and the location tendencies of the main economic sectors (agriculture, manufacturing, services); (2) Cross-temporal comparison of spatial-economic structure of selected parts of Austria: central areas of the «Länder», former agricultural areas, touristic areas. Concerning (1) it is argued that BOBEK´s spatial-structural model is still applicable to Austria´s territory; nevertheless, a strong shift in the relative weight of the individual types of economic structure did occur, and a new structure type in the suburban zone of the large regional capitals emerged. With respect to (2), for each of the three categories of economic structure two sample areas were selected (Vienna - Linz; Waldviertel - South-eastern Austria; Salzburg - Kärnten). By way of a visual comparison of the cross-temporal map pairs both similarities and dissimilarities of the spatial-structural development patterns are revealed, and suggestions made for further research.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Geographischen Gesellschaft
Citation Index SSCI
Language German
Title Eine neue wirtschaftsräumliche Gliederung von Österreich: Aktualisierung einer Österreich-Atlas-Karte aus 1979. Mit 12 Abb. und 5 Tab. im Text sowie 2 farbigen Kartenbeilagen
Volume 153
Year 2011
Page from 129
Page to 164
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Hofmayer, Albert (Details)
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Kulmhofer, Huberta (OMV AG, Austria)
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Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1800 Geography (Details)
1802 Cartography (Details)
1804 Regional geography (Details)
1807 Economic geography (Details)
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