A Trend Analysis of the Utilisation of Post Offices in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Authors: Egharevba JO, Asikihia MO
This study examines the trend in the utilisation of post offices in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria. The main objective of the research is to show the visible trends in post office utilisation using the volume of mails handled by the post offices and the revenue generated by the post offices. The pattern of post office distribution was established and this was done by determining the nearest neighbour statistics of the post office. In order to be able to determine the relationship between the volume of mail handled by the post office and revenue that it generates, Pearson’s linear correlation was utilised. The data obtained were analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). It was observed that the volume of mail handled has been on the decline over time and from time series forecast that was carried out, it was observed that this decline will continue. Although the volume of mail handled by the post office has experienced decline, the revenue generated by the post office has experienced an unprecedented increase. This increase in revenue generation is owed to other services rendered by the post office; most noticeably the increase in the volume of parceled goods that are being couriered.
Affiliations: Department of Geography and Regional Planning, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin, PMB 1154, Benin City, Nigeria.
Keywords: Trends, Analysis, Utilisation, Distribution, Post Office
Published date: 2018/12/30