Population density is among the most insightful demographical metrics for urban planners, land developers and researchers in the geography sector. In this article, a Geographical Information System (GIS) framework is designed to study the spatial and temporal population density trends and investigate whether any notable patterns may be attributed to the socioeconomic factors prevalent in each period. The methodology involves collecting spatial population data over time and using GIS to overlay the population density changes against various socioeconomic parameters in Kuwait. The results indicate that the population density is strongly correlated to the national and international economic and political conditions of each respective period. Furthermore, the population tended to form high density clusters. The findings suggest that future development shall aim to address the impacts of high population density, and the effects of the pandemic and global energy and economic turbulence on Kuwait’s labor market and lifestyle over 2020-2022.
Alghais, Nayef and Algharib, Saad
"GIS-based Spatial Analysis of Population Density in Kuwait, 1957 to 2020,"
The Geographical Bulletin: Vol. 63:
3, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/thegeographicalbulletin/vol63/iss3/5