Inequality in South Australia: Key determinants of wellbeing - Volume 1: The evidence

Published: 2004

The purpose of this report, Inequality in South Australia - Key Determinants of Wellbeing, Volume 1: The Evidence, is to deepen our understanding of the impact that social, physical and economic factors have on health and wellbeing, and to describe the distribution of some of these factors across the South Australian population. A number of indicators have been selected to describe different aspects of wellbeing of the population at the present time, and, by using them, to highlight the extent of some of the existing social and economic inequalities. The report contains detailed findings for each of the indicators. It is intended that a companion volume be published at a later date, containing examples of projects and programs that have been successful in addressing social inequality.

Authored by PHIDU

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Section 1 Context and purpose

Section 2 A focus on the determinants of health and wellbeing

Section 3 Indigenous health and wellbeing

Section 4 Indicators of health and wellbeing
  • Disadvantage: Summary measure of socioeconomic disadvantage
  • Income: Low income families; Children living in low income families
  • Education: School retention and participation
  • Labour force: Participation; Unemployment
  • Transport: Dwellings without a motor vehicle
  • Housing costs: Rent assistance
  • Crime: Offences involving apprehension
  • Gambling: Expenditure and losses
  • Health and wellbeing: Self reported health status; Life expectancy; Smoking during pregnancy; Low birthweight babies; Child abuse and neglect; Overweight and obesity in childhood
  • Access to services: Outside school hours care; Booking lists for non-urgent surgery
  • Other: Homelessness; Consumption of fruit and vegetables

Section 5 Summary and next steps

Section 6 Appendices

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