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The West Region of Iceland. Vífill Karlsson Regional Development Office of West-Iceland. Descriptive statistics. Municipialities in Iceland. Region of West-Iceland. 10 municipalities in West Iceland (total 77 in Iceland). West region of Iceland, four similar areas, 10 municipalities.

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the west region of iceland

The West Region of Iceland

Vífill Karlsson

Regional Development Office of West-Iceland

dominating industries
Dominating Industries

Agriculture

Fisheries

Agriculture?

Mixed

size in km 2
Size in km2

2439

1819

4721

503

development of the local population
Development of the local population.

Very negative

Negative

Positive

Very positive

unemployment as share of local population 16 74 in may 2009 6 3 for the entire country
Unemployment As share of local population (16-74) in May 2009: 6,3% for the entire country

1,6%

1,8%

3,8%

5,0%

iceland s interregional migration two 5 year periods 1987 1996
Iceland’s interregional migration two 5 year periods, 1987-1996.

1987-1991

1992-1996

Note: Green color for positive net migration

iceland s interregional migration two 5 year periods 1997 2006
Iceland’s interregional migration two 5 year periods, 1997-2006

1997-2001

2002-2006

Note: Green color for positive net migration

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Net Migration/local population all urban nuclei 1998-2007, distance from Reykjavík and population (red dots West-Iceland)
capital area s net migration with respect to adjacent regions su urnes vesturland and su urland
Capital area’s net-migration with respect to adjacent regions (Suðurnes, Vesturland and Suðurland).
other things
Other things
  • Wages and origin
  • 80% not problems with dept
    • 3-5% huge problems
analytical tools
Analytical tools
  • VRIO-model
  • Comparative advantages
  • Porter’s Diamond
  • Weber-Moses triangle
  • Land-rent: Von-Thünen
  • Housing prices: Bid-rent curve
west iceland opportunities
West-Iceland Opportunities
  • Leisure industries
  • Nature-Tourism
  • Sagas-Tourism
  • Spas
  • Universities, incubation centers , industries.
  • Alþjóðlegur björgunarskóli
  • Kona Evrópu
  • Sjávarföll í Hvammsfirði – óvirkjuð orka
  • Breiðafjörður – uppspretta tækifæra
  • Jarðfræði svæðisins – öll jarðsaga Íslands
  • Grunnafjörður – Votlendi Mýranna (dulúð)
  • Deildartunguhver – vatnsmesti hver Evrópu
  • Snæfellsjökull/þjóðgarðurinn/þjóðsagan
  • Griðungurinn - ímynd Vesturlands
  • Matarkistan Vesturland

6

15

1

5

12

2

14

10

13

9

11

8

3

4

7

three main ideas
Three main ideas
  • Leisure industries
    • Spas, health, sagas, nature
  • Chest of food
    • Cod, seaweed (dulse and Scurvyworth), whalemeat, goat, Vedgeable, mineral water, shellfish, salmon
  • Universities, incubation centers, industries