SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2017, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (5): 709-717.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2017.05.008

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Space Pattern Evolution of Population Distribution and the Driving Factors in Northeast China

Tingting Yu(), Yuxiang Song(), Feilong Hao, Rong A   

  1. School of Geographical Sciences, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024,Jilin, China
  • Received:2016-09-20 Revised:2016-12-08 Online:2017-05-25 Published:2017-05-25
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Sciences Foundation of China (41630749)


Northeast China is considered as the important old industrial base. However the change of population distribution and driving factors were not clear yet under the circumstance of a new round of revitalization. Therefore, according to the population census data in 1990, 2000 and 2010, Lorenz curve, relative change rate of population density and Moran’s I are employed to analysis spatial pattern evolution of population distribution in Northeast China in 1990-2010, which consist of 176 counties. Subsequently, based on the partial least squares (PLS) regression method, 10 natural and social-economic factors are recognized to make quantitative analysis on spatial pattern evolution of population distribution in Northeast China. Major conclusion can be drawn as follows: 1) From the stand point of overall distribution pattern changes in nearly 20 years, average population density shows: Heilongjiang Province< Jilin Province

Key words: population distribution, spatial-temporal evolution, old industrial base

CLC Number: 

  • K901.3