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NATSEM - Life Satisfaction Indicators - Synthetic Estimates SA2 2016

This dataset presents the synthetically modeled indicators relating to the life satisfaction of the population of small regions of Australia based on the 2016 Census and aggregated following the 2016 edition of the Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS). The synthetic indicators are produced by the spatial micro-simulation model (SpatialMSM). The data has been provided by The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM).

NATSEM’s spatial microsimulation model uses a technique that takes a survey and reweights it to small area Census data. SpatialMSM18 is the application of the NATSEM Spatial Microsimulation model using the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) dataset, the ABS Housing Expenditure Survey (for financial stress) and the 2016 Census of Population and Housing at the SA2 level (Tanton et al. 2011). All the indicators from the SpatialMSM model are synthetic, so there is some model error as well as other error from the survey. Therefore, they are not as accurate as the Census data used.

Data in this dataset comes from NATSEM's spatial microsimulation model. Estimates are for subjective life satisfaction based on questions in the HILDA dataset. A full description of the model, and validation, can be found in the accompanying NATSEM Technical Report: https://apps.aurin.org.au/gate/technicalreports/NATSEM/AURIN%20Trust%20Wellbeing%20Financial%20Stress%20Technical%20Report%20Nov%202018.pdf.

Please note:

  • AURIN has spatially enabled the original data provided directly from NATSEM.
  • Where data values are NULL, the data is either unpublished or not applicable mathematically.
  • The treatment of Not Stated and Overseas Visitor data is to exclude them from both the numerator and the denominator.

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Source https://portal.aurin.org.au
Last Updated November 12, 2019, 01:20 (UTC)
Created February 6, 2019, 02:39 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-UC_NATSEM-UoM_AURIN_DB_natsem_life_satisfaction_indicators_synthetic_sa2_2016
Aggregation Level sa2_2016
Attribute List Geometry, Number of Don't Know responses (PLOSAT=-3), Number of benchmarks used in the model (see technical paper), Number of non-responding persons (PLOSAT=-10), Number of people (estimated by the modelling), Number of people with life satisfaction at 0 (PLOSAT=0), Number of people with life satisfaction at 10 (PLOSAT=1), Number of people with life satisfaction at 100 (PLOSAT=10), Number of people with life satisfaction at 20 (PLOSAT=2), Number of people with life satisfaction at 30 (PLOSAT=3), Number of people with life satisfaction at 40 (PLOSAT=4), Number of people with life satisfaction at 50 (PLOSAT=5), Number of people with life satisfaction at 60 (PLOSAT=6), Number of people with life satisfaction at 70 (PLOSAT=7), Number of people with life satisfaction at 80 (PLOSAT=8), Number of people with life satisfaction at 90 (PLOSAT=9), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 0 (PLOSAT=0 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 0 - 60 (PLOSAT = 0 - 6/ PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 10 (PLOSAT=1 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 100 (PLOSAT=10 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 20 (PLOSAT=2 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 30 (PLOSAT=3 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 40 (PLOSAT=4 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 50 (PLOSAT=5 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 60 (PLOSAT=6 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 70 (PLOSAT=7 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 80 (PLOSAT=8 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 80 - 100 (PLOSAT = 8 - 10/ PLOSAT = 1 - 10), Percent of people with life satisfaction at 90 (PLOSAT=9 / PLOSAT = 1 - 10), SA2 Code, SA2 Name, State
Attribution University of Canberra - National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling, (2018): NATSEM - Life Satisfaction Indicators - Synthetic Estimates SA2 2016; accessed from AURIN on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © University of Canberra - National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling 2018
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key sa2_code16
Type dataset
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