2039.0 - Information Paper: An Introduction to Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), 2006  
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APPENDIX: LIST OF SEIFA VARIABLES



INDEX OF RELATIVE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE

Included Variables

  • % Occupied private dwellings with no internet connection
  • % Employed people classified as Labourers
  • % People aged 15 years and over with no post-school qualifications
  • % People with stated annual household equivalised income between $13,000 and $20,799 (approx. 2nd and 3rd deciles)
  • % Households renting from Government or Community organisation
  • % People (in the labour force) unemployed
  • % One parent families with dependent offspring only
  • % Households paying rent less than $120 per week (excluding $0 per week)
  • % People aged under 70 who have a long-term health condition or disability and need assistance with core activities
  • % Occupied private dwellings with no car
  • % People who identified themselves as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Straight Islander origin
  • % Occupied private dwellings requiring one or more extra bedrooms (based on Canadian National Occupancy Standard)
  • % People aged 15 years and over who are separated or divorced
  • % Employed people classified as Machinery Operators and Drivers
  • % People aged 15 years and over who did not go to school
  • % Employed people classified as Low Skill Community and Personal Service Workers
  • % People who do not speak English well

Variables Dropped
  • % Employed people classified as Low Skill Clerical and Administrative Workers
  • % Employed people classified as Low Skill Sales Workers
  • % Occupied private dwellings with one or no bedrooms
  • % People aged 15 years and over who left school at Year 11 or lower


INDEX OF RELATIVE SOCIO-ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGE

Included Variables
  • % People aged 15 years and over with no post-school qualifications
  • % Occupied private dwellings with no internet connection
  • % People with stated annual household equivalised income between $13,000 and $20,799 (approx. 2nd and 3rd deciles)
  • % Employed people classified as Labourers
  • % Households paying rent less than $120 per week (excluding $0 per week)
  • % People aged under 70 who have a long-term health condition or disability and need assistance with core activities
  • % Employed people classified as Machinery Operators and Drivers
  • % People (in the labour force) unemployed
  • % One parent families with dependent offspring only
  • % Households renting from Government or Community organisation
  • % Employed people classified as Low Skill Community and Personal Service Workers
  • % Occupied private dwellings requiring one or more extra bedrooms (based on Canadian National Occupancy Standard)
  • % Occupied private dwellings with no car
  • % Occupied private dwellings with four or more bedrooms
  • % People aged 15 years and over at university or other tertiary institution
  • % Households paying mortgage greater than $2,120 per month
  • % Households paying rent greater than $290 per week
  • % People aged 15 years and over with an advanced diploma or diploma qualification
  • % Employed people classified as Professionals
  • % Occupied private dwellings with a broadband internet connection
  • % People with stated annual household equivalised income greater than $52,000 (approx 9th and 10th deciles)

Variables Dropped
  • % Employed people classified as Low Skill Sales Workers
  • % Households owning dwelling they occupy (without a mortgage)
  • % People who do not speak English well
  • % Occupied private dwellings with three or more cars
  • % Occupied private dwellings with one or more bedrooms spare (based on Canadian National Occupancy Standard)
  • % Employed people classified as Managers
  • % People aged 15 years and over with degree or higher
  • % People aged 15 years and over who left school at Year 11 or lower


INDEX OF ECONOMIC RESOURCES

Included Variables
  • % People with stated annual household equivalised income between $13,000 and $20,799 (approx. 2nd and 3rd deciles)
  • % One parent families with dependent offspring only
  • % Occupied private dwellings with no car
  • % Households renting from Government or Community organisation
  • % Households paying rent less than $120 per week (excluding $0 per week)
  • % People aged 15 years and over who are unemployed
  • % Households who are lone person households
  • % Occupied private dwellings requiring one or more extra bedrooms (based on Canadian National Occupancy Standard)
  • % Households owning dwelling they occupy (without a mortgage)
  • % Dwellings with at least one person who is an owner of an unincorporated enterprise
  • % Households paying mortgage greater than $2,120 per month
  • % Households owning dwelling (with a mortgage)
  • % Households paying rent greater than $290 per week
  • % People with stated annual household equivalised income greater than $52,000 (approx 9th and 10th deciles)
  • % Occupied private dwellings with four or more bedrooms

Variables Dropped
  • % Occupied private dwellings that are improvised dwellings
  • % Households who are group households
  • % Occupied private dwellings with four or more cars
  • % Occupied private dwellings with one or more bedrooms spare (based on Canadian National Occupancy Standard)
  • % Occupied private dwellings with one or no bedrooms


INDEX OF EDUCATION AND OCCUPATION

Included Variables
  • % People aged 15 years and over who left school at Year 11 or lower
  • % People aged 15 years and over with no post-school qualifications
  • % Employed people who work in a Skill Level 5 occupation
  • % Employed people who work in a Skill Level 4 occupation
  • % People (in the labour force) unemployed
  • % People aged 15 years and over with a certificate qualification
  • % People aged 15 years and over at university or other tertiary institution
  • % People aged 15 years and over with an advanced diploma or diploma qualification
  • % Employed people who work in a Skill Level 1 occupation

Variables Dropped
  • % People aged 15 years and over who are still attending secondary school
  • % Employed people who work in a Skill Level 2 occupation
  • % People aged 15 years and over who did not go to school
  • % People aged 15 years and over with degree or higher