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Where and How Do Swiss and Foreigners Live? Segregation in the Geneva and Zurich Housing Markets


Figure 2

Percentage of individual with high education by district and hectare for Geneva and Zurich

Data sources: Swiss Population Census 2000, SITG, and GIS-centre of the ARV.

standard deviation of 10 647 inhabitants, while in Zurich the mean population by district is 28 187 individuals, with a standard deviation of 11 481. In comparison, the mean population by hectare amounts respectively to 75 (89) inhabitants in Geneva (Zurich), with a standard deviation of 95 (144) individuals. In case the population is distributed heterogeneously, performing the analysis at the hectare level is more interesting, as it allows capturing more precisely the distribution of the population (see Myers, 2004). Nevertheless, for comparison we also present the variables calculated at the district level.

Using the Census data, we have calculated the following socio-economic composition variables: i) the percentage of foreign population with respect to the whole population (i. e. including children and under working-age individuals) by district and hectare in both areas; ii) the percentage of people of low education at- tainments with respect to the whole working-age population (i. e. with respect to the population aged at least 16) by district and hectare in both areas; and iii) the percentage of foreigners with low and high education levels in the whole working- age population. Figures 2 and 3 illustrate the percentage of foreign population and

boroughs that subdivide the municipality of Zurich and which are known as “Kreise”.

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