Measuring socio-economic outcomes in Sydney: An analysis of census data using a general deprivation index

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Title Measuring socio-economic outcomes in Sydney: An analysis of census data using a general deprivation index
Author Baum, Scott
Journal Name Australasian Journal of Regional Studies
Year Published 2004
Place of publication Brisbane
Publisher Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association
Abstract The release of the ABS 2001 census data has allowed renewed analysis of the spatial patterns of social phenomena to be reviewed with up-to-date data. This paper adopts a methodology first outlined in Canadian studies to calculate several measures of deprivation across Sydney suburbs. The methodology uses principal components analysis and develops measures of deprivation across various socio-economic and demographic aspects. The paper also calculates a general deprivation index based on weighted factor scores. The analysis illustrates that significant spatial variations exist across different aspect of urban deprivation, but that generally urban deprivation is concentrated in the western suburbs of Sydney with smaller pockets in suburbs located in the inner-city and towards the New South Wales central coast. The analysis provides further support for the methodology and points to several avenues of future research.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.anzrsai.org/index.pl?page=9
Volume 10
Issue Number 1
Page from 105
Page to 132
ISSN 1324-0935
Date Accessioned 2006-07-26
Date Available 2008-11-12T02:30:36Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Population and Social Health Research Program
Faculty Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Subject Urban and Regional Studies
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/15372
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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