Regional Disparities in the Hungarian Urban Energy
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Területi különbségek a megyei jogú városok energiafelhasználásában – II. rész
Regional Disparities in the Hungarian Urban Energy Consumption – Part 2

Author(s): Zoltán Nagy, Tekla Sebestyénné Szép, Dóra Szendi
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Economy, Geography, Regional studies
Published by: Központi Statisztikai Hivatal
Keywords: AR-Gini and Theil indices;energy consumption; towns with country rights inequality; smart city;

Summary/Abstract: This paper is the second part of a comprehensive study, which focuses on the regional disparities of urban energy use (electricity consumption per capita,residential electricity consumption per household,natural gas consumption per capita, residential natural gas consumption per household) in Hungary. While in the first part, we focused on the term ‘smart city’, with special regard to its components,in the second part, the dimension (principal component) of the smart environment is examined,and the Theil and area-based AR-Gini indicesare calculated. In the last chapter, the results are summarised and conclusions are made. Based on the Theil and Gini indices, there are no significant spatial differences. The Theil index components (within-group inequality component and between-group inequality component) raise the attention to within-group differences related to natural gas consumption and electricity consumption per capita. These disparities are more important than the values of the between-group inequality components. Based on the results, we cannot conclude that success, that is, belonging to the ‘elite’ category causes significant changes in the urban electricity and natural gas consumption patterns.

  • Issue Year: 58/2018
  • Issue No: 06
  • Page Range: 551-566
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Hungarian