Disadvantaged populations

Using the results for the aggregated accessibility score by mode of transportation to each activity type and combining this with census information on the size of disadvantaged population, it is possible to combine these results using a weighting matrix particular to this population group, eg wheelchair users[12], to provide an accessibility measure for this group. This result could then be compared to the result for the general population to provide a measure of the degree of inequality in accessibility for this particular user group.

A similar study could be carried out to compare meshblocks within a city by adjusting mode weightings on a meshblock by meshblock basis using data from the latest census to determine mode importance, for example the percentage of households with access to a car.