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Industrial Regions, Agglomerations and Industrialisation: The Iron and Steel Industry in Central Sweden 1805-1910
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Economic History.
2006 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on regional and sectoral aspects of the Swedish industrialisation process. The aim is to discern geographical patterns of industrial agglomerations in the iron industry in Central Sweden during the period 1805-1910. Geographical patterns for the benchmark years 1805, 1855 and 1910 are based on employment statistics, which is analysed with the statistical Cluster Analysis. All parishes’ employment structure are compared at each benchmark year. The results are visualized in maps that show parishes that are relatively more or relatively less dominated by manufacturing industry and, especially, the branches of iron industry. This brings forth agglomerations of industrial activity and their changes during a period that comprises the Swedish industrialisation. The results show that industrial concentrations and agglomerations of iron industry underwent significant changes in the period 1805-1910. In the two first benchmark years, the iron industry was rather scattered in small agglomerations. In 1910 a different pattern is traced. The industry was concentrated to two dominating clusters situated in middle and east Central Sweden respectively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Ekonomisk historia , 2006. , 18 p.
Umeå papers in economic history, ISSN 1653-7378 ; No. 27, 2006
Keyword [en]
Swedish Iron Industry, Industrial Agglomeration, Regional Employment Structure, Statistical Cluster Analysis
National Category
Economic History
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-791OAI: diva2:144547
Available from: 2006-05-09 Created: 2006-05-09Bibliographically approved

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