Spatial analysis of certain population processes in the Danube Wine Region

  • Krisztián Járdány 1
  • 1 PhD student, Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Doctoral School of Economy and Regional Sciences

Bearing in mind that five of the seven priority initiatives of the Europe 2020 Strategy deal with demographic criteria, I largely think that it is important to present some of the population processes of the Danube wine region, the largest viticulture and wine region in Hungary. I have chosen 10 years between 2010-2019 as the studying period. My aim was to place the examined demographic processes in territorial dimensions and paying attention to spatial contexts. Data from secondary sources were analyzed using the Herfindahl – Hirschman index, location coefficient, and spatial autocorrelation. Studies have shown that the wine region is experiencing population decline and an aging process. However, the spatial structure of this process shows an unbalanced picture that differs from age group to age group. With the help of the methods used, a strong clustering of population process could be detected for the examined age groups. The identified demographic trends could have a serious negative impact on several social and economic phenomena in the future, regarding the labor supply of the wineries operating in the area.

Befoglaló szám: 
pp. 143-155