SECTION THREE: PROPOSED INDICATOR LIST FOR MAP 2013
Identifying progress indicators that best fit the aspirations represented in the refreshed MAP framework and that stay true to the MAP consultation, has been a challenging process. The ABS has sought to reconcile progress measures with the aspirations expressed by Australians. The framework encompasses many key aspects of life in Australia that reflect the aspirations Australians have for national progress.
In order to operationalise the refreshed MAP conceptual framework with a set of suitable progress indicators, the ABS has made an assessment of:
- the conceptual fit of each indicator to its particular theme or element; and
- the quality of each data source.
The application of these assessments to progress indicators of individual themes and elements shows both the basis for the indicator selection and the relationship between the refreshed MAP framework and the proposed indicators.
Section three contains the following tables:
- Table 1 – an explanation of the assessments key (see below).
- Table 2 – the list of the proposed headline indicators for MAP.
- Table 3 – the full list of proposed indicators for the Society domain
- Table 4 – the full list of proposed indicators for the Economy domain
- Table 5 – the full list of proposed indicators for the Environment domain
- Table 6 – the full list of proposed indicators for the Governance domain.
Please note only indicators of high or acceptable quality have been included.
Table 1: Quality Assessment Key
No indicators of ‘limited quality’ are proposed for inclusion, as the ABS does not believe that they would be suitable measures of progress in an official statistical release. For more information about the qualities that constitute high and acceptable quality please see the ABS Data Quality Framework
(cat. no 1520.0).