2033.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia, 2016 Quality Declaration 
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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.