Redefining remoteness in the post industrial society

  • Peter d'Plesse Roseneath Primary School


Remoteness is one of a number of concepts that have been used to describe the observed differences between various geographic regions and is sometimes used interchangeably with descriptive terms such as rurality and isolation. This discussion will suggest a definition for the concept of remoteness and explore how it may change within the context of the emerging information based society. Remoteness has generally been defined in terms of distance from major urban centres, however close observation of those regions that are commonly regarded as isolated or remote indicates that the correlation between distance and the evidence of remoteness in populations is not necessarily linear.

How to Cite
d’Plesse, P. (2020). Redefining remoteness in the post industrial society. Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 2(1), 1-6. Retrieved from