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Some applications of cluster analysis in Industry and Government are as follows:

Accountants have clustered company accounts to identify types of businesses with common capitalization, performance and profit profiles, for use in restructuring and change management programmes.

Agricultural Economists have clustered crops, to measure the distinctiveness and stability of new varieties and predict their yields.

Architects have clustered households by their furniture stocks, to determine the design and accommodation needs of different types of families.

Bankers have clustered customer accounts on socio-economic and financial data, to improve profitability; and on usage characteristics, to detect unusual transactions.

Corporate Planners have clustered financial budgets of municipal communities, to classify their corporate plans and simplify central policy assessment.

Customer Relationship Managers have clustered customers, to define lifestyle, fashion and trend segments and develop targeted marketing campaigns via customer-centric sales channels.

Industrial Economists have clustered firms by materials, processes, products and competition, to define industry sectors, plan development programmes and monitor performance.

Intranet Designers have clustered network traffic, to locate optimal regional hubs and thereby reduce transaction delays.

Market Analysts have clustered cities, households and brands, to identify consumer types, measure product appeal and design marketing strategies.

Occupational Psychologists have clustered job descriptions, to produce job classes suitable for recruitment, training, personnel management and manpower planning policies.

Occupational Researchers have clustered control, communication and distribution functions of organizations, to optimize office location, communication and transportation routes.

Stockmarket Analysts have clustered equity price series, to explain aggregate market trends, develop sector indicators, find leading indicators and evaluate sectoral portfolio management policies.

Survey Organizations have clustered small area statistics to define homogeneous urban regions, assisting with retail outlet location planning and the design of stratified sampling schemes.

Town Planners have clustered population census districts, to define areas of deprivation warranting municipal intervention policies for improvement of housing and welfare provision..