2033.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/03/2018   
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CHECKING THE INDEXES MAKE SENSE

Once the indexes are calculated, they are checked to ensure that they are measuring the desired concept and that the results make intuitive sense. The validation exercises carried out included:

  • investigation of the correlations between the four indexes
  • comparison of SEIFA 2016 rankings with 2011 rankings
  • identification of the drivers of change from SEIFA 2011 to 2016 in terms of the importance of particular variables
  • internal and external peer review of the results.

For a more in-depth discussion of the validation process, please see Chapter 5 of the SEIFA 2016 Technical Paper, which is available from the Downloads tab.


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