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ABS - Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) - The Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage (LGA) 2006

This data is Local Government Areas (LGA) based Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) Index of Advantage/Disadvantage (IRSAD) - Is a continuum of advantage to disadvantage. Low values indicate areas of disadvantage; and high values indicate areas of advantage. This data is based on the 2006 census and follows the 2006 Australian Standard Geographical Classification (ASGC) boundaries.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has developed indexes to allow ranking of regions/areas, providing a method of determining the level of social and economic wellbeing in that region. There are four indexes included in the SEIFA 2006 product. They relate to socio-economic aspects of geographic areas. Each index summarises a different aspect of the socio-economic conditions in an area. The indexes have been obtained by a technique called principal components analysis. This technique summarises the information from a variety of social and economic variables, calculating weights that will give the best summary for the underlying variables. For the SEIFA indexes, each index uses a different set of underlying variables.

All the indexes (including the Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage) have been constructed so that relatively disadvantaged areas (e.g. areas with many low income earners) have low index values.

This data is ABS data (catalogue number: 2033.0.55.001) used with permission from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

For more information on this data please visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/allprimarymainfeatures/356A4186CCDDC4D1CA257B3B001AC22C?opendocument.

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Source https://portal.aurin.org.au
Last Updated September 5, 2019, 23:56 (UTC)
Created April 17, 2019, 04:59 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-AU_Govt_ABS-UoM_AURIN_DB_3_seifa_irsad_lga_2006
Aggregation Level lga
Attribute List Geometry field, IRSAD Score, LGA Code, LGA Name, Maximum Score for CDs in Area (Percentile), Minimum Score for CDs in Area (Percentile), Percentage URP without a CD Score (%), Ranking Within Australia, Ranking Within Australia (Decile), Ranking Within Australia (Percentile), Ranking Within State of Territory (Decile), Ranking Within State of Territory (Percentile), Ranking Within State of Territory (Rank), State, Usual Resident Population
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (2008): ABS - Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) - The Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage (LGA) 2006; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics 2008
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key lga_code_2006_
Type dataset
spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[96.81, -43.75], [159.11, -43.75], [159.11, -9.14], [96.81, -9.14], [96.81, -43.75]]]}