Citation

Dwyer, A., Zoppou, C., Nielsen, O., Day, S. & Roberts, S., 2004. Quantifying social vulnerability: a methodology for identifying those at risk to natural hazards. Record  2004/014. Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

Australia is exposed to a wide range of natural hazards, including earthquake, cyclone, landslide, flood, storm surge, severe wind, bushfire, coastal erosion, hail storm and drought. How each person will fare in the event of a natural hazard is influenced not just by exposure to infrastructure, but also by personal attributes, community support, access to resources and governmental management. This network of factors affecting social vulnerability to natural hazards, combined with the complex linkages found in cities and the behaviour of the hazard itself, all contribute to the development of a risk assessment.
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Date (publication)

2004

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GA Publication
Record
risk assessment
Earth Sciences

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English

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Australia
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Metadata Date Stamp

2004-04-27

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Geoscience Australia
City
Canberra
Administrative Area
ACT
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2601
Country
Australia
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