Notes on the data: Summary measure of Indigenous outcomes

Indigenous Relative Socioeconomic Outcomes index, 2011

 

Policy context:  The Indigenous Relative Socioeconomic Outcomes index (IRSEO) is an Indigenous specific index derived by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing.

The IRSEO is composed of 9 socioeconomic outcomes of the usual resident population. These are:

  • Population 15 years and over employed;
  • Population 15 years and over employed as a manager or professional;
  • Population 15 years and over employed full-time in the private sector;
  • Population 15 years and over who have completed Year 12;
  • Population 15 years and over who have completed a qualification;
  • Population 15 to 24 years old attending an educational institution;
  • Population 15 years and over with an individual income above half the Australian median;
  • Population who live in a house that is owned or being purchased; and
  • Population who live in a house with at least one bedroom per usual resident [1].

The IRSEO reflects relative advantage or disadvantage at the Indigenous Area level, where a score of 1 represents the most advantaged area and a score of 100 represents the most disadvantaged area.

Reference

  1. Biddle N. Population projections - CAEPR Indigenous Population Project 2011 Census Papers, no. 14/2013. Canberra: Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), ANU; 2013.
 

Notes:  The Index ranges from 1 to 100, where a score of 1 represents the most relatively advantaged and a score of 100 represents the most relatively disadvantaged.

For further information, refer to the Socioeconomic outcomes paper, produced by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR).

 

Numerator:  The Indigenous Relative Socioeconomic Outcomes index, derived by CAEPR from 2011 Census data

 

Denominator:  ..

 

Detail of analysis:  The Index ranges from 1 to 100, where a score of 1 represents the most relatively advantaged and a score of 100 represents the most relatively disadvantaged

 

Source:  Compiled by PHIDU based on the CAEPR Indigenous Relative Socioeconomic Outcomes Index, 2011 data.

Note: Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, major urban centres, State/ Territory and Australian totals were constructed using population-weighted averages.

 

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