1244.0.55.001 - Information Paper: Measures of Socioeconomic Status, New Issue for June 2011  
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Measurement of socioeconomic status can take place for individuals, families, households or a geographic area or community and deciding which measure to use is important and dependent on the proposed use. This paper raises the issues relating to the measurement of socioeconomic status, and discusses the different types of socioeconomic status indicators and the uses for which they can be applied.