3413.0 - Migrant Statistics News, Oct 2013  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 24/10/2013   
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2016 Census - Public Consultation
Although the next Census night is still three years away, planning for the 2016 Census of Population and Housing is well underway, The public submission phase is now complete and the information paper Census of Population and Housing: Submissions Report, 2016 (cat. no. 2007.0.55.001) was released last month. The report summarises the key themes emerging from the public submissions received by the ABS on the proposed content and procedures for the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

A number of migrant related topics were highlighted in this review stage and interestingly Religious affiliation (49% of all submissions) and Ancestry were the top two topics by number of submissions.

SEIFA in TableBuilder Pro
Some SEIFA 2011 variables have been included in TableBuilder Pro, enabling users to cross classify a variety of Census data items by the relative advantage and disadvantage of the areas in which people live.

SEIFA 2011 consists of four indexes:

  • The Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD)
  • The Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage (IRSAD)
  • The Index of Education and Occupation (IEO)
  • The Index of Economic Resources (IER).

Each index is a summary of a different subset of Census variables and focuses on a different aspect of socio-economic advantage and disadvantage.

For each of the four indexes and each of the geographic levels (SA1, SA2, LGA, POA, SSC, SLA), two SEIFA-related variables are included: area-based deciles and population-based deciles. This means that 48 variables have been added to TableBuilder Pro for analysis.

The SEIFA deciles have been added to four of the databases within TableBuilder Pro:
  • Counting Persons, Place of Usual Residence
  • Counting Persons, Place of Enumeration
  • Counting Families, Place of Usual Residence
  • Counting Dwellings, Place of Enumeration.

The following pages provide information to assist users to make full use of SEIFA in TableBuilder Pro:
For more general information relating to SEIFA 2011, go to Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia (cat. no. 2033.0.55.001).