Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation

La division sociale de l'espace francilien

Abstract : The first chapter presents a cluster analysis of the neighbourhoods in the Paris metropolis built upon the INSEE spatial division into IRIS2000 and a social categorisation combining occupation, unemployment and job stability. The 18 clusters, belonging to 3 groups, upper, middle-mixed and working class, are described by their social profile and geographical distribution. The distribution of social categories between the clusters is subsequently analysed. The results go against the dualist vision, showing the continuity of profiles between the extremes, the stronger segregation of upper categories, and the importance of spaces characterized by de facto social mix.
The second chapter classifies large municipalities within the structure of the typology.
The third chapter complements it with a cluster analysis of smaller municipalites with a simplifed social categorization.
The fourth chapter studies changes between the 1990 and 1999 censuses based on a cluster analysis of profile changes of neighbourhoods between the two dates. It shows an increase of social polarization due primarily to the stronger social exclusivity of upper spaces, and secondly to the increase of unemployment and casual labour in part of the most working class areas, but also a permanence of the intermediate situations of social mix.
Document type :
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Edmond Préteceille <>
Submitted on : Saturday, February 10, 2007 - 5:08:19 PM
Last modification on : Monday, June 17, 2019 - 6:26:04 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Friday, September 21, 2012 - 11:17:25 AM


  • HAL Id : halshs-00130291, version 1



Edmond Préteceille. La division sociale de l'espace francilien. [Rapport de recherche] Observatoire Sociologique du Changement - Sciences Po & CNRS. 2003. ⟨halshs-00130291⟩



Record views


Files downloads