SPATIAL DISPERSION OF POPULATION IN THE BRAZIL
Abstract The historical evidence leaves no doubt about the relevance of the spatial displacement of the population in the occupation of the national territory. At various points in time this mobile workforce served as the catalyst of profound economic and social changes in their regions of origin and destination and not only as labor available for economic activities. This study aims to evaluate the magnitude and differences in the process of spatial dispersion of the population in the Regions of Influence of the Areas of Concentration defined by the IBGE, based on the distribution of population stocks and migration flows identified in the 1991, 2000 and 2010 Censuses. The results show that there is not a general trend of increasing spatial dispersion of the population. Although on the whole the regional centers that make up the so-called APCs have experienced a fall in the rate of population growth and relative losses in the process of spatial redistribution of the population, they still exert a high level of attraction over the population in each region.