SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2014, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (1): 67-75.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2014.01.67

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The Economy Urbanization and Population Urbanization of Dongting Lake Area in China Since 2001

Ya-li WANG(), Bao-fa PENG, Jian-xing XIONG, Qing WANG   

  1. College of Resources and Environment and Tourism, Hunan University of Arts and Science, Changde, Hunan 415000, China
  • Received:2012-12-25 Revised:2013-03-25 Online:2014-01-10 Published:2014-01-10


Basing on statistical data over years, focusing on the relationship between economy urbanization and population urbanization, using softwares of EXCEL,SPSS and MAPGIS, this article makes a series of quantitative analyses on temporal and spatial series of population urbanization and economy urbanization of Dongting Lake Area since the 2001, in which the ratio of urban population to the total population serves as the index of population urbanization while the ratio of added value of secondary and tertiary industry to GDP is taken as the index of economy urbanization. As for contrastive analyses of time series, although urbanization of Dongting Lake Area has accelerated obviously since 2001, comparing with Hubei Province, Hunan Province and the whole China, economy urbanization of Dongting Lake Area still cannot drive population urbanization effectively. As a result, the lagging situation of population urbanization to economy urbanization of Dongting Lake Area has sharply aggravated since 2007. As for contrastive analyses of spatial series, both levels of economy urbanization and population urbanization of Dongting Lake area present concentric ribbon structures in which core region and peripheral region show a low level while marginal region reveals a high level. However, proceeding of population urbanization of marginal region is the fastest in Dongting Lake Area, and economy urbanization has being expanded from marginal region to core region. On the premise of ensuring food safety and ecological safety, for the sake of sound development of urbanization of Dongting Lake Area, eliminating resistances to population urbanization of Dongting Lake Area and increasing influence of economy urbanization on population urbanization are two key points. Besides, speeding assembling population and industries to marginal region is the crux of both promoting the interaction between population urbanization and economy urbanization, and increasing economic benefits of urbanization; Advancing the proceedings of agriculture industrialization and modernization of core region and peripheral region and promoting transformation of agricultural labor and transference of rural population are the keys to maintain social and ecological benefits of urbanization.

Key words: population urbanization, economy urbanization, time series, spatial series, Dongting Lake Area

CLC Number: 

  • F291