Socioeconomic Indexes for Electoral Divisions (2000 Electoral Boundaries)


Current Issues Brief 13 2000-01

Gerard Newman and Andrew Kopras
Statistics Group
3 April 2001

Contents

Introduction
Highlights
Description of the Indexes
Data Limitations
Endnotes
Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage by Electoral Division
Electoral Division Ranked by the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage
Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage by Electoral Division
Electoral Divisions Ranked by the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage
Index of Economic Resources by Electoral Division
Electoral Divisions Ranked by the Index of Economic Resources
Index of Education and Occupation by Electoral Division
Electoral Divisions Ranked by Index of Education and Occupation
Appendix

Introduction

This paper provides data on four summary indexes, derived from the 1996 Census of Population and Housing, that measure different aspects of socioeconomic conditions for Commonwealth Electoral Divisions. It updates a paper published in 1998(1) to take account of the effects of the 1999-2000 electoral redistributions.

The five-yearly censuses of population conducted by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) collect data on a broad range of social and economic aspects of the Australian population. Each household is required to answer nearly fifty questions, covering such diverse topics as birthplace, occupation, educational qualifications, method of travel to work and ownership of dwellings. While it is possible to compare Electoral Divisions on the basis of each census variable it is often more useful to compare divisions on the basis of a summary of related variables. The indexes shown in this paper have been derived by the ABS for this purpose. A paper comparing Electoral Divisions on the basis of a number of individual census variables has been published previously by the Parliamentary Library.(2)

This paper shows each Electoral Division ranked on the basis of each index together with a description of each index and some notable features of the rankings. It has been produced from data obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics for Census Collection Districts (CCD) and aggregated to Commonwealth Electoral Divisions using the methodology recommended by the ABS (for details of the aggregation methodology see the Appendix pages 17-19). A more detailed explanation of the indexes is available from an Information Paper published by the ABS.(3)

Data for each index is presented in two tables. The first table shows each Electoral Division in alphabetical order and the second shows each Electoral Division ranked by the index (divisions are ranked from lowest to highest). The political party notionally holding the Electoral Division after the 1999-2000 redistributions is shown on each table.

In the Highlights section of the paper reference is made to the geographic classification of individual Electoral Divisions. The geographic classification used has been devised by the Australian Electoral Commission, which classifies Electoral Divisions into one of four categories: inner-metropolitan; outer-metropolitan; provincial or rural.

Highlights

The following section provides comment on the main features of each index. Because of the similar variables used to construct each index there are certain similarities in the rankings of Electoral Divisions for the various indexes. For instance, the division of Bradfield is ranked highest on each index while the divisions of Fowler and Bonython are the two lowest ranked divisions for three out of the four indexes. A number of divisions in the north shore area of Sydney and in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne appear in the top 20 rankings for each index. Similarly a number of rural and outer-metropolitan divisions appear in the bottom 20 rankings for all indexes.

Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage

This index measures the relative social and economic well-being of the area. The Electoral Division with the highest index score is the Sydney north shore division of Bradfield, while the division with the lowest score is the outer-suburban Sydney division of Fowler. The median divisions (index score where there are an equal number of divisions above and below that score) are the Queensland Sunshine Coast division of Fairfax and the Newcastle based division of Charlton

Most of the 20 highest ranked divisions are located on the north shore of Sydney (Bradfield, North Sydney, Berowra, Warringah, Mackellar and Bennelong) and in the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Kooyong, Menzies, Higgins and Goldstein). Other divisions to feature in the top 20 are the traditionally well-off areas of Brisbane (Ryan) and Perth (Curtin). No South Australian or Tasmanian divisions feature in the top 20. All but two of the top 20 divisions are held by the Liberal Party, the exceptions being the two ACT divisions (Canberra and Fraser).

Divisions with a low score are typically either outer-suburban or rural. Of the 20 divisions with the lowest score, eight are outer-suburban (Fowler, Chifley and Werriwa in Sydney, Holt in Melbourne, Oxley and Rankin in Brisbane and Bonython and Kingston in Adelaide) and six are rural (Gwydir in New South Wales, Maranoa and Wide Bay in Queensland, Grey and Barker in South Australia and the new division of Lingiari in the NT). Fourteen of the 20 lowest ranked divisions are held by the Labor Party while the six rural divisions are held by the Coalition parties (Maranoa, Gwydir and Wide Bay by the National Party, Grey and Barker by the Liberal Party and Lingiari by the Country Liberal Party).

Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage

This index measures the relative social and economic hardship in an area and to a certain extent displays a similar pattern to the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage described above. It should be noted that to maintain consistency with the other indexes this index has been inverted so that the higher the index score the better-off an area is while the lower the index score the less well-off an area is. The Electoral Division with the highest score is Bradfield while the division with the lowest score is Fowler. The median divisions are Perth and the southern NSW division of Riverina.

As with the Index of Socioeconomic Advantage most of the 20 highest ranked divisions are located on the north shore of Sydney (Bradfield, North Sydney, Berowra, Warringah, Mackellar and Bennelong) or in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne (Kooyong, Higgins, Menzies, Goldstein and Aston). Two southern Sydney divisions (Hughes and Cook) also feature in the top 20 divisions. All but two of the top 20 divisions are held by the Liberal Party, the exceptions once again being the two Labor Party held divisions in the ACT (Canberra and Fraser).

Rural areas are prominent in the lower ranked divisions, reflecting the lower family incomes and lack of educational opportunities in rural Australia. Of the 20 lowest ranked divisions, nine are rural divisions (Cowper, Lyne and Gwydir in New South Wales, Wide Bay, Hinkler and Longman in Queensland, Grey in South Australia, Braddon in Tasmania and Lingiari in the NT). Two provincial divisions, Throsby based on Wollongong and Brand in Western Australia, also feature in the bottom 20. Because of the presence of a number of rural divisions the political representation in the bottom 20 divisions is more evenly spread than in the Index of Advantage. Twelve divisions are held by the Labor Party and eight by the Coalition parties.

An indication of the lack of homogeneity within a particular Electoral Division can be obtained by comparing the relative positions on the rankings between the two indexes of advantage and disadvantage. For example, if an Electoral Division has a concentration of people who are relatively well-off in one part of the division and a concentration of people who are not so well-off in another part this will be reflected in a relatively high ranking on the Index of Advantage and a relatively low ranking on the Index of Disadvantage. By this measure the two least homogenous divisions are the new Darwin based division of Solomon and the outer-suburban Melbourne division of Isaacs. Solomon is ranked in the bottom third (49th) on the Index of Advantage yet is ranked in the top third (111th) on the Index of Disadvantage. The division of Isaacs has a similar pattern, being ranked 41st on the Index of Advantage and 99th on the Index of Disadvantage. Other divisions to display a wide discrepancy are: Melbourne and Lalor in Victoria and Makin in South Australia.

Index of Economic Resources

This index measures the economic resources or income and expenditure patterns of families. Not surprisingly the distribution of Electoral Divisions in this index are very similar to the distribution in the Indexes of Advantage and Disadvantage. Once again the Electoral Division with the highest index score is Bradfield in Sydney, while the division with the lowest score is the new Northern Territory rural division of Lingiari. The median divisions are Rankin in southern Brisbane and Melbourne Ports.

As with the Indexes of Advantage and Disadvantage the top 20 places in the rankings for this index are dominated by divisions located in the well-off suburbs in the capital cities, although neither Adelaide nor Hobart divisions are included in the top 20. All but two of the top 20 divisions are held by the Liberal Party, the exceptions being Canberra and the northern Perth division of Cowan.

At the bottom end of the rankings rural divisions predominate, reflecting low family incomes and low rental and mortgage payments in rural Australia. The Index of Economic Resources is the only index where the Coalition parties hold more divisions in the bottom 20 than the Labor Party. The preponderance of rural divisions at the lower end of the rankings is further emphasised by the fact that the National Party holds no divisions with a ranking over 55.

Index of Education and Occupation

This index is designed to measure the educational attainment and occupational status of the population. Like the other indexes a familiar pattern emerges. The division with the highest ranking is Bradfield, while the division with the lowest ranking is Fowler. The median divisions are the northern Brisbane division of Petrie and Fremantle in Western Australia.

Once again the top 20 places in the rankings for this index are dominated by divisions located on the north shore of Sydney and in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. However, there are a number of divisions appearing in the top 20 for this index that are not in the top 20 for the other indexes. These divisions are: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and the inner- suburban Sydney division of Lowe. The high ranking for these divisions is probably a function of the location of tertiary education institutions in or near these divisions. Given the more diverse spread of divisions in the top 20 it is not surprising to find that the political complexion is also more evenly spread. Of the top 20 divisions, the Liberal Party holds thirteen, while the Labor Party holds seven.

Rural divisions make up the majority of the divisions at the bottom end of the rankings, reflecting the lack of tertiary education opportunities and professional occupational groups in rural Australia. Perhaps reflecting the gentrification of the inner suburbs of the capital cities, no inner-metropolitan divisions are in the bottom 20. Out of the 20 divisions at the bottom of the rankings, the Labor Party holds eleven divisions, while the National Party holds five and the Liberal Party four.

Description of the Indexes

There are four indexes shown in this paper. Each index summarises a different aspect of the socioeconomic conditions in the Electoral Divisions. The indexes have been obtained by summarising the information from a variety of social and economic variables. While there are similarities in the rankings of the Electoral Divisions, each index uses a different set of underlying variables.

The four indexes are:

  • Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage
  • Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage
  • Index of Economic Resources
  • Index of Education and Occupation.

All the indexes (including the Index of Relative Disadvantage) have been constructed so that relatively advantaged areas have high index values. For the Index of Relative Disadvantage this means that relatively disadvantaged areas have low index numbers. To enable easy recognition of high and low scores, the index scores have been standardised to have a mean of 1000 across all Collection Districts in Australia.

The Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage includes variables that measure relative social and economic well-being. Indicators included are: high income families; professional occupations; tertiary educational qualifications; dwellings owner occupied or being purchased; dwellings with a large number of bedrooms and a large number of motor vehicles. A higher score on this index means that the Electoral Division has a relatively large proportion of people with the above attributes (i.e. high incomes, professional occupations, tertiary qualifications, etc.). Conversely, a lower score on this index means that the Electoral Division has a relatively low proportion of people with these characteristics.

The Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage was constructed by combining two indexes-the Urban Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage and the Rural Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage. Because the index is a combination of two other indexes with slightly different components it should be treated with some caution. See the Appendix to this paper for a further explanation of the construction of the index.

As the name implies the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage is derived from attributes that indicate relative social and economic hardship. Variables included are low income, low educational attainment, unskilled occupations, unemployment, one-parent families, renting households and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. To maintain consistency with the other indexes, the Index of Socioeconomic Disadvantage has been inverted so that advantaged Electoral Divisions have a high index score and disadvantaged divisions have a low score. Thus a high score on this index means that the Electoral Division has relatively fewer people with the above attributes, while a low score indicates relatively more people with these attributes.

In most cases Electoral Divisions that have a high score on the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage will also have a high score on the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage. However, it is possible for an Electoral Division to contain two distinct population groups, one relatively well-off and one relatively less well-off, thus giving a high score on the Index of Advantage and a low score on the Index of Disadvantage. The Division of Melbourne for example is ranked 108th (i.e. relatively high) on the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage, yet is ranked 53rd (i.e. relatively low) on the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage.

The Index of Economic Resources reflects the profile of the economic resources of families in Electoral Divisions. The indicators summarised in this index reflect the income and expenditure of families. Variables included are: home owner or purchaser households; high family incomes; high mortgage repayments and high rental payments. Variables covering non-income assets such as dwelling size and number of motor vehicles are also included. A high score on this index means that the Electoral Division has a higher proportion of families with these characteristics, while a low score indicates a lower proportion of families with these characteristics.

The Index of Education and Occupation is designed to reflect the educational and occupation of the population in Electoral Divisions. Education variables included in the index are the level of educational qualification attained or whether further study is being undertaken. Occupational variables include the major occupation groups and the unemployed. An Electoral Division with a high score on this index would have a high concentration of people with higher educational qualifications or undertaking further study and persons employed in higher skilled occupations. A low score indicates a concentration of people with low education attainment, low occupation skills or unemployed persons.

A list of the variables included in each index is shown in the Appendix to this paper.

Data Limitations

The indexes contained in this paper are subject to a number of limitations which should be borne in mind when the indexes are used to compare Electoral Divisions.

Firstly, the indexes include only some of the social and economic variables for which data was collected in the 1996 Census of Population and Housing. There are a number of social and economic indicators, such as wealth, savings, health, access to infrastructure, etc. that affect the well-being of the population but were not collected in the census and are therefore not included in the indexes. In addition, the indexes include only a limited number of the available census variables. Some notable exclusions from the indexes are age, country of birth, religion and hours of work.

Secondly, the indexes which have been produced depend upon the variables that have been included and the relative weights attached to those variables. The inclusion of a different range of variables or a different weighting pattern would result in a different index score. The indexes included in this paper are only four of the many indexes that could have been produced using census data.

In addition to the above conceptual limitations in the indexes there are a number of technical limitations. Non-response to individual census items may affect the accuracy of the indexes if there is a socioeconomic bias to non-response. Persons in non-private dwellings (e.g. boarding houses, etc.) are under-represented in the indexes as the variables pertaining to families and dwellings include only occupied private dwellings. The census results are based on place of enumeration rather than place of usual residence, thus holiday resort areas (e.g. Gold Coast) may be affected.

Other aspects of the indexes that should be borne in mind when comparing the indexes for different Electoral Divisions are that:

  • The indexes are 'ordinal measures' and not 'interval measures', i.e. the indexes can be used to order Electoral Divisions into a ranked order but cannot be used to show that one Division is twice as well-off if its index score is twice that of an other Division.
  • The indexes reflect the socioeconomic well-being of an Electoral Division rather than of individuals. Because all people in an Electoral Division are not identical the index scores do not apply to individuals but rather the way people are summed together for the area.
  • The degree of heterogeneity within a Collection District influences the index score of that Collection District and hence the Electoral Division; the more homogeneous Collection Districts tend towards the extreme index scores.
  • Partly because of the above, the interpretation of the index is more straightforward for Electoral Divisions that have extreme values. For example, it is usually easy to see why an Electoral Division with a high index score has that status, but it is more difficult to draw comparisons between Electoral Divisions with mid-ranked scores.

Endnotes

  1. G. Newman and A. Kopras, 'Socio-Economic Indexes for Electoral Divisions', Current Issues Brief no. 4 1998-99, Department of the Parliamentary Library, 1998.

  2. Kopras, 'Electorate Rankings: Census 1996 (2000 Electoral Boundaries)', Research Paper no. 11 2000-01, Department of the Parliamentary Library, 2000.

  3. Australian Bureau of Statistics, 1996 Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas, Information Paper, Cat.No. 2039.0 ABS Canberra, 1998.

Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage by Electoral Division
2000 Electoral Boundaries
1996 Census of Population and Housing
Electoral Division Party
Index
  Electoral Division Party
Index

Adelaide (SA)

LIB

1029.7

Hunter (NSW)

ALP

972.3

Aston (Vic)

LIB

1055.4

Indi (Vic)

LIB

983.4

Ballarat (Vic)

LIB

999.9

Isaacs (Vic)

ALP

969.1

Banks (NSW)

ALP

1004.0

Jagajaga (Vic)

ALP

1065.6

Barker (SA)

LIB

950.1

Kalgoorlie (WA)

LIB

956.2

Barton (NSW)

ALP

1005.0

Kennedy (Qld)

NP

953.8

Bass (Tas)

ALP

975.5

Kingsford Smith (NSW)

ALP

996.8

Batman (Vic)

ALP

961.2

Kingston (SA)

ALP

942.1

Bendigo (Vic)

ALP

995.7

Kooyong (Vic)

LIB

1168.2

Bennelong (NSW)

LIB

1078.5

Lalor (Vic)

ALP

960.0

Berowra (NSW)

LIB

1145.2

La Trobe (Vic)

LIB

1022.6

Blair (Qld)

LIB

983.9

Leichhardt (Qld)

LIB

950.4

Blaxland (NSW)

ALP

942.0

Lilley (Qld)

ALP

997.3

Bonython (SA)

ALP

893.3

Lindsay (NSW)

LIB

988.0

Boothby (SA)

LIB

1057.0

Lingiari (NT)

ALP

937.6

Bowman (Qld)

ALP

999.5

Longman (Qld)

LIB

985.7

Braddon (Tas)

ALP

961.7

Lowe (NSW)

ALP

1052.8

Bradfield (NSW)

LIB

1246.7

Lyne (NSW)

NP

971.3

Brand (WA)

ALP

973.3

Lyons (Tas)

ALP

979.5

Brisbane (Qld)

ALP

1043.1

Macarthur (NSW)

ALP

970.5

Bruce (Vic)

ALP

1038.3

Mackellar (NSW)

LIB

1102.8

Burke (Vic)

ALP

1004.3

Macquarie (NSW)

LIB

1042.8

Calare (NSW)

IND

981.7

Makin (SA)

LIB

978.0

Calwell (Vic)

ALP

963.6

Mallee (Vic)

NP

958.6

Canberra (ACT)

ALP

1097.5

Maranoa (Qld)

NP

938.6

Canning (WA)

ALP

1011.9

Maribyrnong (Vic)

ALP

979.2

Capricornia (Qld)

ALP

965.2

Mayo (SA)

LIB

1061.1

Casey (Vic)

LIB

1016.9

McEwen (Vic)

LIB

1018.8

Charlton (NSW)

ALP

987.5

McMillan (Vic)

ALP

983.6

Chifley (NSW)

ALP

901.4

McPherson (Qld)

LIB

978.4

Chisholm (Vic)

ALP

1060.5

Melbourne (Vic)

ALP

1018.6

Cook (NSW)

LIB

1070.8

Melbourne Ports (Vic)

ALP

1068.5

Corangamite (Vic)

LIB

1026.4

Menzies (Vic)

LIB

1145.2

Corio (Vic)

ALP

959.9

Mitchell (NSW)

LIB

1178.5

Cowan (WA)

ALP

1029.6

Moncrieff (Qld)

LIB

974.6

Cowper (NSW)

NP

980.6

Moore (WA)

LIB

1077.2

Cunningham (NSW)

ALP

1015.0

Moreton (Qld)

LIB

1048.5

Curtin (WA)

LIB

1147.5

Murray (Vic)

LIB

959.2

Dawson (Qld)

NP

954.0

Newcastle (NSW)

ALP

983.7

Deakin (Vic)

LIB

1042.2

New England (NSW)

NP

978.4

Denison (Tas)

ALP

1010.1

North Sydney (NSW)

LIB

1152.9

Dickson (Qld)

ALP

1022.5

O'Connor (WA)

LIB

957.1

Dobell (NSW)

ALP

983.8

Oxley (Qld)

ALP

927.7

Dunkley (Vic)

LIB

1003.1

Page (NSW)

NP

976.9

Eden-Monaro (NSW)

LIB

1004.3

Parkes (NSW)

NP

958.3

Fadden (Qld)

LIB

1013.7

Parramatta (NSW)

ALP

1008.0

Fairfax (Qld)

LIB

986.5

Paterson (NSW)

LIB

974.0

Farrer (NSW)

NP

964.0

Pearce (WA)

LIB

1026.7

Fisher (Qld)

LIB

982.4

Perth (WA)

ALP

999.5

Flinders (Vic)

LIB

996.1

Petrie (Qld)

LIB

1001.6

Forde (Qld)

LIB

989.5

Port Adelaide (SA)

ALP

939.5

Forrest (WA)

LIB

982.2

Prospect (NSW)

ALP

968.7

Fowler (NSW)

ALP

892.4

Rankin (Qld)

ALP

946.7

Franklin (Tas)

ALP

1000.0

Reid (NSW)

ALP

924.8

Fraser (ACT)

ALP

1091.6

Richmond (NSW)

NP

983.4

Fremantle (WA)

ALP

1005.5

Riverina (NSW)

NP

968.2

Gellibrand (Vic)

ALP

945.3

Robertson (NSW)

LIB

993.2

Gilmore (NSW)

LIB

1004.3

Ryan (Qld)

LIB

1151.0

Gippsland (Vic)

NP

985.9

Scullin (Vic)

ALP

975.4

Goldstein (Vic)

LIB

1111.3

Shortland (NSW)

ALP

971.3

Grayndler (NSW)

ALP

990.7

Solomon (NT)

CLP

975.0

Greenway (NSW)

ALP

976.5

Stirling (WA)

ALP

1009.7

Grey (SA)

LIB

939.5

Sturt (SA)

LIB

1044.9

Griffith (Qld)

ALP

1036.8

Swan (WA)

ALP

994.7

Groom (Qld)

LIB

984.5

Sydney (NSW)

ALP

1032.0

Gwydir (NSW)

NP

947.3

Tangney (WA)

LIB

1116.6

Hasluck (WA)

ALP

997.9

Throsby (NSW)

ALP

938.9

Herbert (Qld)

LIB

967.5

Wakefield (SA)

LIB

979.8

Higgins (Vic)

LIB

1123.6

Wannon (Vic)

LIB

967.6

Hindmarsh (SA)

LIB

984.1

Warringah (NSW)

LIB

1108.8

Hinkler (Qld)

NP

954.0

Watson (NSW)

ALP

945.5

Holt (Vic)

ALP

939.7

Wentworth (NSW)

LIB

1105.7

Hotham (Vic)

ALP

987.7

Werriwa (NSW)

ALP

943.0

Hughes (NSW)

LIB

1075.7

Wide Bay (Qld)

NP

950.2

Hume (NSW)

LIB

1010.4

Wills (Vic)

ALP

978.7

Electoral Divisions Ranked by the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage
2000 Electoral Boundaries
1996 Census of Population and Housing

Rank Electoral Division Party
Index
  Rank Electoral Division Party
Index

1

Fowler (NSW)

ALP

892.4

76

Charlton (NSW)

ALP

987.5

2

Bonython (SA)

ALP

893.3

77

Hotham (Vic)

ALP

987.7

3

Chifley (NSW)

ALP

901.4

78

Lindsay (NSW)

LIB

988.0

4

Reid (NSW)

ALP

924.8

79

Forde (Qld)

LIB

989.5

5

Oxley (Qld)

ALP

927.7

80

Grayndler (NSW)

ALP

990.7

6

Lingiari (NT)

ALP

937.6

81

Robertson (NSW)

LIB

993.2

7

Maranoa (Qld)

NP

938.6

82

Swan (WA)

ALP

994.7

8

Throsby (NSW)

ALP

938.9

83

Bendigo (Vic)

ALP

995.7

9

Grey (SA)

LIB

939.5

84

Flinders (Vic)

LIB

996.1

10

Port Adelaide (SA)

ALP

939.5

85

Kingsford Smith (NSW)

ALP

996.8

11

Holt (Vic)

ALP

939.7

86

Lilley (Qld)

ALP

997.3

12

Blaxland (NSW)

ALP

942.0

87

Hasluck (WA)

ALP

997.9

13

Kingston (SA)

ALP

942.1

88

Bowman (Qld)

ALP

999.5

14

Werriwa (NSW)

ALP

943.0

89

Perth (WA)

ALP

999.5

15

Gellibrand (Vic)

ALP

945.3

90

Ballarat (Vic)

LIB

999.9

16

Watson (NSW)

ALP

945.5

91

Franklin (Tas)

ALP

1000.0

17

Rankin (Qld)

ALP

946.7

92

Petrie (Qld)

LIB

1001.6

18

Gwydir (NSW)

NP

947.3

93

Dunkley (Vic)

LIB

1003.1

19

Barker (SA)

LIB

950.1

94

Banks (NSW)

ALP

1004.0

20

Wide Bay (Qld)

NP

950.2

95

Eden-Monaro (NSW)

LIB

1004.3

21

Leichhardt (Qld)

LIB

950.4

96

Gilmore (NSW)

LIB

1004.3

22

Kennedy (Qld)

NP

953.8

97

Burke (Vic)

ALP

1004.3

23

Hinkler (Qld)

NP

954.0

98

Barton (NSW)

ALP

1005.0

24

Dawson (Qld)

NP

954.0

99

Fremantle (WA)

ALP

1005.5

25

Kalgoorlie (WA)

LIB

956.2

100

Parramatta (NSW)

ALP

1008.0

26

O'Connor (WA)

LIB

957.1

101

Stirling (WA)

ALP

1009.7

27

Parkes (NSW)

NP

958.3

102

Denison (Tas)

ALP

1010.1

28

Mallee (Vic)

NP

958.6

103

Hume (NSW)

LIB

1010.4

29

Murray (Vic)

LIB

959.2

104

Canning (WA)

ALP

1011.9

30

Corio (Vic)

ALP

959.9

105

Fadden (Qld)

LIB

1013.7

31

Lalor (Vic)

ALP

960.0

106

Cunningham (NSW)

ALP

1015.0

32

Batman (Vic)

ALP

961.2

107

Casey (Vic)

LIB

1016.9

33

Braddon (Tas)

ALP

961.7

108

Melbourne (Vic)

ALP

1018.6

34

Calwell (Vic)

ALP

963.6

109

McEwen (Vic)

LIB

1018.8

35

Farrer (NSW)

NP

964.0

110

Dickson (Qld)

ALP

1022.5

36

Capricornia (Qld)

ALP

965.2

111

La Trobe (Vic)

LIB

1022.6

37

Herbert (Qld)

LIB

967.5

112

Corangamite (Vic)

LIB

1026.4

38

Wannon (Vic)

LIB

967.6

113

Pearce (WA)

LIB

1026.7

39

Riverina (NSW)

NP

968.2

114

Cowan (WA)

ALP

1029.6

40

Prospect (NSW)

ALP

968.7

115

Adelaide (SA)

LIB

1029.7

41

Isaacs (Vic)

ALP

969.1

116

Sydney (NSW)

ALP

1032.0

42

Macarthur (NSW)

ALP

970.5

117

Griffith (Qld)

ALP

1036.8

43

Lyne (NSW)

NP

971.3

118

Bruce (Vic)

ALP

1038.3

44

Shortland (NSW)

ALP

971.3

119

Deakin (Vic)

LIB

1042.2

45

Hunter (NSW)

ALP

972.3

120

Macquarie (NSW)

LIB

1042.8

46

Brand (WA)

ALP

973.3

121

Brisbane (Qld)

ALP

1043.1

47

Paterson (NSW)

LIB

974.0

122

Sturt (SA)

LIB

1044.9

48

Moncrieff (Qld)

LIB

974.6

123

Moreton (Qld)

LIB

1048.5

49

Solomon (NT)

CLP

975.0

124

Lowe (NSW)

ALP

1052.8

50

Scullin (Vic)

ALP

975.4

125

Aston (Vic)

LIB

1055.4

51

Bass (Tas)

ALP

975.5

126

Boothby (SA)

LIB

1057.0

52

Greenway (NSW)

ALP

976.5

127

Chisholm (Vic)

ALP

1060.5

53

Page (NSW)

NP

976.9

128

Mayo (SA)

LIB

1061.1

54

Makin (SA)

LIB

978.0

129

Jagajaga (Vic)

ALP

1065.6

55

New England (NSW)

NP

978.4

130

Melbourne Ports (Vic)

ALP

1068.5

56

McPherson (Qld)

LIB

978.4

131

Cook (NSW)

LIB

1070.8

57

Wills (Vic)

ALP

978.7

132

Hughes (NSW)

LIB

1075.7

58

Maribyrnong (Vic)

ALP

979.2

133

Moore (WA)

LIB

1077.2

59

Lyons (Tas)

ALP

979.5

134

Bennelong (NSW)

LIB

1078.5

60

Wakefield (SA)

LIB

979.8

135

Fraser (ACT)

ALP

1091.6

61

Cowper (NSW)

NP

980.6

136

Canberra (ACT)

ALP

1097.5

62

Calare (NSW)

IND

981.7

137

Mackellar (NSW)

LIB

1102.8

63

Forrest (WA)

LIB

982.2

138

Wentworth (NSW)

LIB

1105.7

64

Fisher (Qld)

LIB

982.4

139

Warringah (NSW)

LIB

1108.8

65

Richmond (NSW)

NP

983.4

140

Goldstein (Vic)

LIB

1111.3

66

Indi (Vic)

LIB

983.4

141

Tangney (WA)

LIB

1116.6

67

McMillan (Vic)

ALP

983.6

142

Higgins (Vic)

LIB

1123.6

68

Newcastle (NSW)

ALP

983.7

143

Berowra (NSW)

LIB

1145.2

69

Dobell (NSW)

ALP

983.8

144

Menzies (Vic)

LIB

1145.2

70

Blair (Qld)

LIB

983.9

145

Curtin (WA)

LIB

1147.5

71

Hindmarsh (SA)

LIB

984.1

146

Ryan (Qld)

LIB

1151.0

72

Groom (Qld)

LIB

984.5

147

North Sydney (NSW)

LIB

1152.9

73

Longman (Qld)

LIB

985.7

148

Kooyong (Vic)

LIB

1168.2

74

Gippsland (Vic)

NP

985.9

149

Mitchell (NSW)

LIB

1178.5

75

Fairfax (Qld)

LIB

986.5

150

Bradfield (NSW)

LIB

1246.7

Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage by Electoral Division
2000 Electoral Boundaries
1996 Census of Population and Housing

Electoral Division

Party

Index

Electoral Division

Party

Index

Adelaide (SA)

LIB

1013.6

Hunter (NSW)

ALP

959.3

Aston (Vic)

LIB

1074.3

Indi (Vic)

LIB

1002.5

Ballarat (Vic)

LIB

988.3

Isaacs (Vic)

ALP

1014.1

Banks (NSW)

ALP

1007.7

Jagajaga (Vic)

ALP

1068.8

Barker (SA)

LIB

962.8

Kalgoorlie (WA)

LIB

966.4

Barton (NSW)

ALP

1019.3

Kennedy (Qld)

NP

959.9

Bass (Tas)

ALP

969.2

Kingsford Smith (NSW)

ALP

1015.2

Batman (Vic)

ALP

945.6

Kingston (SA)

ALP

978.1

Bendigo (Vic)

ALP

979.1

Kooyong (Vic)

LIB

1135.1

Bennelong (NSW)

LIB

1086.3

Lalor (Vic)

ALP

998.4

Berowra (NSW)

LIB

1124.2

La Trobe (Vic)

LIB

1058.7

Blair (Qld)

LIB

959.6

Leichhardt (Qld)

LIB

983.0

Blaxland (NSW)

ALP

946.1

Lilley (Qld)

ALP

1001.3

Bonython (SA)

ALP

884.7

Lindsay (NSW)

LIB

1019.4

Boothby (SA)

LIB

1053.7

Lingiari (NT)

ALP

909.9

Bowman (Qld)

ALP

1007.8

Longman (Qld)

LIB

951.6

Braddon (Tas)

ALP

945.3

Lowe (NSW)

ALP

1051.5

Bradfield (NSW)

LIB

1163.5

Lyne (NSW)

NP

947.1

Brand (WA)

ALP

940.5

Lyons (Tas)

ALP

955.9

Brisbane (Qld)

ALP

1040.1

Macarthur (NSW)

ALP

989.9

Bruce (Vic)

ALP

1022.9

Mackellar (NSW)

LIB

1105.2

Burke (Vic)

ALP

1026.8

Macquarie (NSW)

LIB

1052.0

Calare (NSW)

IND

986.6

Makin (SA)

LIB

1018.4

Calwell (Vic)

ALP

979.7

Mallee (Vic)

NP

989.8

Canberra (ACT)

ALP

1102.5

Maranoa (Qld)

NP

965.2

Canning (WA)

ALP

991.5

Maribyrnong (Vic)

ALP

975.2

Capricornia (Qld)

ALP

973.7

Mayo (SA)

LIB

1060.2

Casey (Vic)

LIB

1055.3

McEwen (Vic)

LIB

1030.3

Charlton (NSW)

ALP

986.7

McMillan (Vic)

ALP

983.5

Chifley (NSW)

ALP

920.6

McPherson (Qld)

LIB

979.8

Chisholm (Vic)

ALP

1054.0

Melbourne (Vic)

ALP

980.1

Cook (NSW)

LIB

1073.9

Melbourne Ports (Vic)

ALP

1067.8

Corangamite (Vic)

LIB

1032.7

Menzies (Vic)

LIB

1099.8

Corio (Vic)

ALP

961.7

Mitchell (NSW)

LIB

1129.4

Cowan (WA)

ALP

1023.8

Moncrieff (Qld)

LIB

990.0

Cowper (NSW)

NP

946.1

Moore (WA)

LIB

1072.2

Cunningham (NSW)

ALP

1009.8

Moreton (Qld)

LIB

1036.9

Curtin (WA)

LIB

1102.6

Murray (Vic)

LIB

991.2

Dawson (Qld)

NP

975.9

Newcastle (NSW)

ALP

968.2

Deakin (Vic)

LIB

1055.2

New England (NSW)

NP

983.8

Denison (Tas)

ALP

1014.7

North Sydney (NSW)

LIB

1135.8

Dickson (Qld)

ALP

1045.3

O'Connor (WA)

LIB

982.6

Dobell (NSW)

ALP

985.9

Oxley (Qld)

ALP

933.9

Dunkley (Vic)

LIB

1015.4

Page (NSW)

NP

955.9

Eden-Monaro (NSW)

LIB

1008.1

Parkes (NSW)

NP

962.7

Fadden (Qld)

LIB

1020.1

Parramatta (NSW)

ALP

1020.2

Fairfax (Qld)

LIB

966.3

Paterson (NSW)

LIB

965.8

Farrer (NSW)

NP

990.6

Pearce (WA)

LIB

1010.1

Fisher (Qld)

LIB

971.8

Perth (WA)

ALP

991.6

Flinders (Vic)

LIB

996.1

Petrie (Qld)

LIB

996.0

Forde (Qld)

LIB

975.5

Port Adelaide (SA)

ALP

918.0

Forrest (WA)

LIB

978.3

Prospect (NSW)

ALP

992.0

Fowler (NSW)

ALP

861.8

Rankin (Qld)

ALP

961.8

Franklin (Tas)

ALP

984.2

Reid (NSW)

ALP

937.4

Fraser (ACT)

ALP

1078.7

Richmond (NSW)

NP

961.3

Fremantle (WA)

ALP

984.4

Riverina (NSW)

NP

991.7

Gellibrand (Vic)

ALP

914.4

Robertson (NSW)

LIB

1000.3

Gilmore (NSW)

LIB

980.3

Ryan (Qld)

LIB

1114.0

Gippsland (Vic)

NP

989.2

Scullin (Vic)

ALP

1000.0

Goldstein (Vic)

LIB

1097.6

Shortland (NSW)

ALP

953.9

Grayndler (NSW)

ALP

1002.8

Solomon (NT)

CLP

1025.8

Greenway (NSW)

ALP

1003.8

Stirling (WA)

ALP

989.4

Grey (SA)

LIB

942.4

Sturt (SA)

LIB

1032.3

Griffith (Qld)

ALP

1035.2

Swan (WA)

ALP

986.2

Groom (Qld)

LIB

995.8

Sydney (NSW)

ALP

1015.1

Gwydir (NSW)

NP

948.4

Tangney (WA)

LIB

1081.9

Hasluck (WA)

ALP

995.6

Throsby (NSW)

ALP

936.3

Herbert (Qld)

LIB

991.9

Wakefield (SA)

LIB

969.2

Higgins (Vic)

LIB

1104.6

Wannon (Vic)

LIB

997.2

Hindmarsh (SA)

LIB

989.9

Warringah (NSW)

LIB

1108.7

Hinkler (Qld)

NP

944.0

Watson (NSW)

ALP

973.5

Holt (Vic)

ALP

969.9

Wentworth (NSW)

LIB

1108.0

Hotham (Vic)

ALP

996.0

Werriwa (NSW)

ALP

966.0

Hughes (NSW)

LIB

1095.2

Wide Bay (Qld)

NP

923.9

Hume (NSW)

LIB

1012.8

Wills (Vic)

ALP

972.9

Electoral Divisions Ranked by the Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage
2000 Electoral Boundaries
1996 Census of Population and Housing

Rank Electoral Division Party
Index
  Rank Electoral Division Party
Index

1

Fowler (NSW)

ALP

861.8

76

Riverina (NSW)

NP

991.7

2

Bonython (SA)

ALP

884.7

77

Herbert (Qld)

LIB

991.9

3

Lingiari (NT)

ALP

909.9

78

Prospect (NSW)

ALP

992.0

4

Gellibrand (Vic)

ALP

914.4

79

Hasluck (WA)

ALP

995.6

5

Port Adelaide (SA)

ALP

918.0

80

Groom (Qld)

LIB

995.8

6

Chifley (NSW)

ALP

920.6

81

Petrie (Qld)

LIB

996.0

7

Wide Bay (Qld)

NP

923.9

82

Hotham (Vic)

ALP

996.0

8

Oxley (Qld)

ALP

933.9

83

Flinders (Vic)

LIB

996.1

9

Throsby (NSW)

ALP

936.3

84

Wannon (Vic)

LIB

997.2

10

Reid (NSW)

ALP

937.4

85

Lalor (Vic)

ALP

998.4

11

Brand (WA)

ALP

940.5

86

Scullin (Vic)

ALP

1000.0

12

Grey (SA)

LIB

942.4

87

Robertson (NSW)

LIB

1000.3

13

Hinkler (Qld)

NP

944.0

88

Lilley (Qld)

ALP

1001.3

14

Braddon (Tas)

ALP

945.3

89

Indi (Vic)

LIB

1002.5

15

Batman (Vic)

ALP

945.6

90

Grayndler (NSW)

ALP

1002.8

16

Blaxland (NSW)

ALP

946.1

91

Greenway (NSW)

ALP

1003.8

17

Cowper (NSW)

NP

946.1

92

Banks (NSW)

ALP

1007.7

18

Lyne (NSW)

NP

947.1

93

Bowman (Qld)

ALP

1007.8

19

Gwydir (NSW)

NP

948.4

94

Eden-Monaro (NSW)

LIB

1008.1

20

Longman (Qld)

LIB

951.6

95

Cunningham (NSW)

ALP

1009.8

21

Shortland (NSW)

ALP

953.9

96

Pearce (WA)

LIB

1010.1

22

Lyons (Tas)

ALP

955.9

97

Hume (NSW)

LIB

1012.8

23

Page (NSW)

NP

955.9

98

Adelaide (SA)

LIB

1013.6

24

Hunter (NSW)

ALP

959.3

99

Isaacs (Vic)

ALP

1014.1

25

Blair (Qld)

LIB

959.6

100

Denison (Tas)

ALP

1014.7

26

Kennedy (Qld)

NP

959.9

101

Sydney (NSW)

ALP

1015.1

27

Richmond (NSW)

NP

961.3

102

Kingsford Smith (NSW)

ALP

1015.2

28

Corio (Vic)

ALP

961.7

103

Dunkley (Vic)

LIB

1015.4

29

Rankin (Qld)

ALP

961.8

104

Makin (SA)

LIB

1018.4

30

Parkes (NSW)

NP

962.7

105

Barton (NSW)

ALP

1019.3

31

Barker (SA)

LIB

962.8

106

Lindsay (NSW)

LIB

1019.4

32

Maranoa (Qld)

NP

965.2

107

Fadden (Qld)

LIB

1020.1

33

Paterson (NSW)

LIB

965.8

108

Parramatta (NSW)

ALP

1020.2

34

Werriwa (NSW)

ALP

966.0

109

Bruce (Vic)

ALP

1022.9

35

Fairfax (Qld)

LIB

966.3

110

Cowan (WA)

ALP

1023.8

36

Kalgoorlie (WA)

LIB

966.4

111

Solomon (NT)

CLP

1025.8

37

Newcastle (NSW)

ALP

968.2

112

Burke (Vic)

ALP

1026.8

38

Bass (Tas)

ALP

969.2

113

McEwen (Vic)

LIB

1030.3

39

Wakefield (SA)

LIB

969.2

114

Sturt (SA)

LIB

1032.3

40

Holt (Vic)

ALP

969.9

115

Corangamite (Vic)

LIB

1032.7

41

Fisher (Qld)

LIB

971.8

116

Griffith (Qld)

ALP

1035.2

42

Wills (Vic)

ALP

972.9

117

Moreton (Qld)

LIB

1036.9

43

Watson (NSW)

ALP

973.5

118

Brisbane (Qld)

ALP

1040.1

44

Capricornia (Qld)

ALP

973.7

119

Dickson (Qld)

ALP

1045.3

45

Maribyrnong (Vic)

ALP

975.2

120

Lowe (NSW)

ALP

1051.5

46

Forde (Qld)

LIB

975.5

121

Macquarie (NSW)

LIB

1052.0

47

Dawson (Qld)

NP

975.9

122

Boothby (SA)

LIB

1053.7

48

Kingston (SA)

ALP

978.1

123

Chisholm (Vic)

ALP

1054.0

49

Forrest (WA)

LIB

978.3

124

Deakin (Vic)

LIB

1055.2

50

Bendigo (Vic)

ALP

979.1

125

Casey (Vic)

LIB

1055.3

51

Calwell (Vic)

ALP

979.7

126

La Trobe (Vic)

LIB

1058.7

52

McPherson (Qld)

LIB

979.8

127

Mayo (SA)

LIB

1060.2

53

Melbourne (Vic)

ALP

980.1

128

Melbourne Ports (Vic)

ALP

1067.8

54

Gilmore (NSW)

LIB

980.3

129

Jagajaga (Vic)

ALP

1068.8

55

O'Connor (WA)

LIB

982.6

130

Moore (WA)

LIB

1072.2

56

Leichhardt (Qld)

LIB

983.0

131

Cook (NSW)

LIB

1073.9

57

McMillan (Vic)

ALP

983.5

132

Aston (Vic)

LIB

1074.3

58

New England (NSW)

NP

983.8

133

Fraser (ACT)

ALP

1078.7

59

Franklin (Tas)

ALP

984.2

134

Tangney (WA)

LIB

1081.9

60

Fremantle (WA)

ALP

984.4

135

Bennelong (NSW)

LIB

1086.3

61

Dobell (NSW)

ALP

985.9

136

Hughes (NSW)

LIB

1095.2

62

Swan (WA)

ALP

986.2

137

Goldstein (Vic)

LIB

1097.6

63

Calare (NSW)

IND

986.6

138

Menzies (Vic)

LIB

1099.8

64

Charlton (NSW)

ALP

986.7

139

Canberra (ACT)

ALP

1102.5

65

Ballarat (Vic)

LIB

988.3

140

Curtin (WA)

LIB

1102.6

66

Gippsland (Vic)

NP

989.2

141

Higgins (Vic)

LIB

1104.6

67

Stirling (WA)

ALP

989.4

142

Mackellar (NSW)

LIB

1105.2

68

Mallee (Vic)

NP

989.8

143

Wentworth (NSW)

LIB

1108.0

69

Macarthur (NSW)

ALP

989.9

144

Warringah (NSW)

LIB

1108.7

70

Hindmarsh (SA)

LIB

989.9

145

Ryan (Qld)

LIB

1114.0

71

Moncrieff (Qld)

LIB

990.0

146

Berowra (NSW)

LIB

1124.2

72

Farrer (NSW)

NP

990.6

147

Mitchell (NSW)

LIB

1129.4

73

Murray (Vic)

LIB

991.2

148

Kooyong (Vic)

LIB

1135.1

74

Canning (WA)

ALP

991.5

149

North Sydney (NSW)

LIB

1135.8

75

Perth (WA)

ALP

991.6

150

Bradfield (NSW)

LIB

1163.5

Index of Economic Resources by Electoral Division
2000 Electoral Boundaries
1996 Census of Population and Housing

Electoral Division

Party

Index

Electoral Division

Party

Index

Adelaide (SA)

LIB

984.1

Hunter (NSW)

ALP

998.4

Aston (Vic)

LIB

1099.5

Indi (Vic)

LIB

973.0

Ballarat (Vic)

LIB

975.8

Isaacs (Vic)

ALP

1019.6

Banks (NSW)

ALP

1037.7

Jagajaga (Vic)

ALP

1070.1

Barker (SA)

LIB

952.3

Kalgoorlie (WA)

LIB

974.3

Barton (NSW)

ALP

1040.5

Kennedy (Qld)

NP

958.4

Bass (Tas)

ALP

964.7

Kingsford Smith (NSW)

ALP

1012.2

Batman (Vic)

ALP

954.8

Kingston (SA)

ALP

994.4

Bendigo (Vic)

ALP

966.6

Kooyong (Vic)

LIB

1116.4

Bennelong (NSW)

LIB

1081.2

Lalor (Vic)

ALP

1025.8

Berowra (NSW)

LIB

1159.3

La Trobe (Vic)

LIB

1058.2

Blair (Qld)

LIB

978.6

Leichhardt (Qld)

LIB

960.9

Blaxland (NSW)

ALP

974.1

Lilley (Qld)

ALP

1002.9

Bonython (SA)

ALP

942.4

Lindsay (NSW)

LIB

1052.2

Boothby (SA)

LIB

1039.4

Lingiari (NT)

ALP

890.0

Bowman (Qld)

ALP

1036.0

Longman (Qld)

LIB

982.1

Braddon (Tas)

ALP

952.9

Lowe (NSW)

ALP

1062.0

Bradfield (NSW)

LIB

1222.0

Lyne (NSW)

NP

942.1

Brand (WA)

ALP

1006.9

Lyons (Tas)

ALP

957.6

Brisbane (Qld)

ALP

995.5

Macarthur (NSW)

ALP

1034.8

Bruce (Vic)

ALP

1054.9

Mackellar (NSW)

LIB

1150.3

Burke (Vic)

ALP

1039.1

Macquarie (NSW)

LIB

1044.5

Calare (NSW)

IND

982.0

Makin (SA)

LIB

1027.0

Calwell (Vic)

ALP

1027.6

Mallee (Vic)

NP

953.2

Canberra (ACT)

ALP

1108.6

Maranoa (Qld)

NP

945.0

Canning (WA)

ALP

1048.6

Maribyrnong (Vic)

ALP

1016.0

Capricornia (Qld)

ALP

972.0

Mayo (SA)

LIB

1046.6

Casey (Vic)

LIB

1062.8

McEwen (Vic)

LIB

1027.4

Charlton (NSW)

ALP

1008.9

McMillan (Vic)

ALP

979.9

Chifley (NSW)

ALP

968.3

McPherson (Qld)

LIB

987.4

Chisholm (Vic)

ALP

1039.5

Melbourne (Vic)

ALP

946.3

Cook (NSW)

LIB

1112.2

Melbourne Ports (Vic)

ALP

1002.8

Corangamite (Vic)

LIB

1006.7

Menzies (Vic)

LIB

1136.4

Corio (Vic)

ALP

976.4

Mitchell (NSW)

LIB

1207.3

Cowan (WA)

ALP

1072.6

Moncrieff (Qld)

LIB

991.2

Cowper (NSW)

NP

932.2

Moore (WA)

LIB

1114.5

Cunningham (NSW)

ALP

1009.9

Moreton (Qld)

LIB

1035.2

Curtin (WA)

LIB

1086.0

Murray (Vic)

LIB

968.5

Dawson (Qld)

NP

980.2

Newcastle (NSW)

ALP

970.7

Deakin (Vic)

LIB

1048.2

New England (NSW)

NP

953.2

Denison (Tas)

ALP

987.6

North Sydney (NSW)

LIB

1125.7

Dickson (Qld)

ALP

1069.7

O'Connor (WA)

LIB

970.2

Dobell (NSW)

ALP

1003.7

Oxley (Qld)

ALP

972.3

Dunkley (Vic)

LIB

1028.7

Page (NSW)

NP

946.1

Eden-Monaro (NSW)

LIB

974.7

Parkes (NSW)

NP

951.0

Fadden (Qld)

LIB

1039.3

Parramatta (NSW)

ALP

1016.2

Fairfax (Qld)

LIB

958.4

Paterson (NSW)

LIB

970.5

Farrer (NSW)

NP

967.6

Pearce (WA)

LIB

1032.6

Fisher (Qld)

LIB

970.1

Perth (WA)

ALP

987.1

Flinders (Vic)

LIB

999.7

Petrie (Qld)

LIB

1024.4

Forde (Qld)

LIB

1003.0

Port Adelaide (SA)

ALP

942.9

Forrest (WA)

LIB

992.5

Prospect (NSW)

ALP

1041.7

Fowler (NSW)

ALP

923.0

Rankin (Qld)

ALP

1001.5

Franklin (Tas)

ALP

987.3

Reid (NSW)

ALP

956.2

Fraser (ACT)

ALP

1061.4

Richmond (NSW)

NP

951.8

Fremantle (WA)

ALP

1011.7

Riverina (NSW)

NP

975.3

Gellibrand (Vic)

ALP

947.2

Robertson (NSW)

LIB

1004.0

Gilmore (NSW)

LIB

976.7

Ryan (Qld)

LIB

1118.0

Gippsland (Vic)

NP

960.7

Scullin (Vic)

ALP

1036.6

Goldstein (Vic)

LIB

1086.9

Shortland (NSW)

ALP

984.5

Grayndler (NSW)

ALP

993.7

Solomon (NT)

CLP

1017.6

Greenway (NSW)

ALP

1036.0

Stirling (WA)

ALP

1004.8

Grey (SA)

LIB

926.8

Sturt (SA)

LIB

1013.6

Griffith (Qld)

ALP

1036.4

Swan (WA)

ALP

972.0

Groom (Qld)

LIB

990.0

Sydney (NSW)

ALP

968.0

Gwydir (NSW)

NP

932.2

Tangney (WA)

LIB

1101.9

Hasluck (WA)

ALP

1038.1

Throsby (NSW)

ALP

978.4

Herbert (Qld)

LIB

990.9

Wakefield (SA)

LIB

968.4

Higgins (Vic)

LIB

1068.3

Wannon (Vic)

LIB

966.6

Hindmarsh (SA)

LIB

970.5

Warringah (NSW)

LIB

1122.0

Hinkler (Qld)

NP

963.7

Watson (NSW)

ALP

981.4

Holt (Vic)

ALP

1007.6

Wentworth (NSW)

LIB

1082.3

Hotham (Vic)

ALP

1013.5

Werriwa (NSW)

ALP

1008.9

Hughes (NSW)

LIB

1149.9

Wide Bay (Qld)

NP

932.0

Hume (NSW)

LIB

1009.4

Wills (Vic)

ALP

980.3

 

Electoral Divisions Ranked by the Index of Economic Resources
2000 Electoral Boundaries
1996 Census of Population and Housing

Rank Electoral Division Party
Index
  Rank Electoral Division Party
Index

1

Lingiari (NT)

ALP

890.0

76

Melbourne Ports (Vic)

ALP

1002.8

2

Fowler (NSW)

ALP

923.0

77

Lilley (Qld)

ALP

1002.9

3

Grey (SA)

LIB

926.8

78

Forde (Qld)

LIB

1003.0

4

Wide Bay (Qld)

NP

932.0

79

Dobell (NSW)

ALP

1003.7

5

Cowper (NSW)

NP

932.2

80

Robertson (NSW)

LIB

1004.0

6

Gwydir (NSW)

NP

932.2

81

Stirling (WA)

ALP

1004.8

7

Lyne (NSW)

NP

942.1

82

Corangamite (Vic)

LIB

1006.7

8

Bonython (SA)

ALP

942.4

83

Brand (WA)

ALP

1006.9

9

Port Adelaide (SA)

ALP

942.9

84

Holt (Vic)

ALP

1007.6

10

Maranoa (Qld)

NP

945.0

85

Charlton (NSW)

ALP

1008.9

11

Page (NSW)

NP

946.1

86

Werriwa (NSW)

ALP

1008.9

12

Melbourne (Vic)

ALP

946.3

87

Hume (NSW)

LIB

1009.4

13

Gellibrand (Vic)

ALP

947.2

88

Cunningham (NSW)

ALP

1009.9

14

Parkes (NSW)

NP

951.0

89

Fremantle (WA)

ALP

1011.7

15

Richmond (NSW)

NP

951.8

90

Kingsford Smith (NSW)

ALP

1012.2

16

Barker (SA)

LIB

952.3

91

Hotham (Vic)

ALP

1013.5

17

Braddon (Tas)

ALP

952.9

92

Sturt (SA)

LIB

1013.6

18

Mallee (Vic)

NP

953.2

93

Maribyrnong (Vic)

ALP

1016.0

19

New England (NSW)

NP

953.2

94

Parramatta (NSW)

ALP

1016.2

20

Batman (Vic)

ALP

954.8

95

Solomon (NT)

CLP

1017.6

21

Reid (NSW)

ALP

956.2

96

Isaacs (Vic)

ALP

1019.6

22

Lyons (Tas)

ALP

957.6

97

Petrie (Qld)

LIB

1024.4

23

Fairfax (Qld)

LIB

958.4

98

Lalor (Vic)

ALP

1025.8

24

Kennedy (Qld)

NP

958.4

99

Makin (SA)

LIB

1027.0

25

Gippsland (Vic)

NP

960.7

100

McEwen (Vic)

LIB

1027.4

26

Leichhardt (Qld)

LIB

960.9

101

Calwell (Vic)

ALP

1027.6

27

Hinkler (Qld)

NP

963.7

102

Dunkley (Vic)

LIB

1028.7

28

Bass (Tas)

ALP

964.7

103

Pearce (WA)

LIB

1032.6

29

Bendigo (Vic)

ALP

966.6

104

Macarthur (NSW)

ALP

1034.8

30

Wannon (Vic)

LIB

966.6

105

Moreton (Qld)

LIB

1035.2

31

Farrer (NSW)

NP

967.6

106

Greenway (NSW)

ALP

1036.0

32

Sydney (NSW)

ALP

968.0

107

Bowman (Qld)

ALP

1036.0

33

Chifley (NSW)

ALP

968.3

108

Griffith (Qld)

ALP

1036.4

34

Wakefield (SA)

LIB

968.4

109

Scullin (Vic)

ALP

1036.6

35

Murray (Vic)

LIB

968.5

110

Banks (NSW)

ALP

1037.7

36

Fisher (Qld)

LIB

970.1

111

Hasluck (WA)

ALP

1038.1

37

O'Connor (WA)

LIB

970.2

112

Burke (Vic)

ALP

1039.1

38

Hindmarsh (SA)

LIB

970.5

113

Fadden (Qld)

LIB

1039.3

39

Paterson (NSW)

LIB

970.5

114

Boothby (SA)

LIB

1039.4

40

Newcastle (NSW)

ALP

970.7

115

Chisholm (Vic)

ALP

1039.5

41

Swan (WA)

ALP

972.0

116

Barton (NSW)

ALP

1040.5

42

Capricornia (Qld)

ALP

972.0

117

Prospect (NSW)

ALP

1041.7

43

Oxley (Qld)

ALP

972.3

118

Macquarie (NSW)

LIB

1044.5

44

Indi (Vic)

LIB

973.0

119

Mayo (SA)

LIB

1046.6

45

Blaxland (NSW)

ALP

974.1

120

Deakin (Vic)

LIB

1048.2

46

Kalgoorlie (WA)

LIB

974.3

121

Canning (WA)

ALP

1048.6

47

Eden-Monaro (NSW)

LIB

974.7

122

Lindsay (NSW)

LIB

1052.2

48

Riverina (NSW)

NP

975.3

123

Bruce (Vic)

ALP

1054.9

49

Ballarat (Vic)

LIB

975.8

124

La Trobe (Vic)

LIB

1058.2

50

Corio (Vic)

ALP

976.4

125

Fraser (ACT)

ALP

1061.4

51

Gilmore (NSW)

LIB

976.7

126

Lowe (NSW)

ALP

1062.0

52

Throsby (NSW)

ALP

978.4

127

Casey (Vic)

LIB

1062.8

53

Blair (Qld)

LIB

978.6

128

Higgins (Vic)

LIB

1068.3

54

McMillan (Vic)

ALP

979.9

129

Dickson (Qld)

ALP

1069.7

55

Dawson (Qld)

NP

980.2

130

Jagajaga (Vic)

ALP

1070.1

56

Wills (Vic)

ALP

980.3

131

Cowan (WA)

ALP

1072.6

57

Watson (NSW)

ALP

981.4

132

Bennelong (NSW)

LIB

1081.2

58

Calare (NSW)

IND

982.0

133

Wentworth (NSW)

LIB

1082.3

59

Longman (Qld)

LIB

982.1

134

Curtin (WA)

LIB

1086.0

60

Adelaide (SA)

LIB

984.1

135

Goldstein (Vic)

LIB

1086.9

61

Shortland (NSW)

ALP

984.5

136

Aston (Vic)

LIB

1099.5

62

Perth (WA)

ALP

987.1

137

Tangney (WA)

LIB

1101.9

63

Franklin (Tas)

ALP

987.3

138

Canberra (ACT)

ALP

1108.6

64

McPherson (Qld)

LIB

987.4

139

Cook (NSW)

LIB

1112.2

65

Denison (Tas)

ALP

987.6

140

Moore (WA)

LIB

1114.5

66

Groom (Qld)

LIB

990.0

141

Kooyong (Vic)

LIB

1116.4

67

Herbert (Qld)

LIB

990.9

142

Ryan (Qld)

LIB

1118.0

68

Moncrieff (Qld)

LIB

991.2

143

Warringah (NSW)

LIB

1122.0

69

Forrest (WA)

LIB

992.5

144

North Sydney (NSW)

LIB

1125.7

70

Grayndler (NSW)

ALP

993.7

145

Menzies (Vic)

LIB

1136.4

71

Kingston (SA)

ALP

994.4

146

Hughes (NSW)

LIB

1149.9

72

Brisbane (Qld)

ALP

995.5

147

Mackellar (NSW)

LIB

1150.3

73

Hunter (NSW)

ALP

998.4

148

Berowra (NSW)

LIB

1159.3

74

Flinders (Vic)

LIB

999.7

149

Mitchell (NSW)

LIB

1207.3

75

Rankin (Qld)

ALP

1001.5

150

Bradfield (NSW)

LIB

1222.0

Index of Education and Occupation by Electoral Division
2000 Electoral Boundaries
1996 Census of Population and Housing

Electoral Division

Party

Index

Electoral Division

Party

Index

Adelaide (SA)

LIB

1075.2

Hunter (NSW)

ALP

930.4

Aston (Vic)

LIB

1043.9

Indi (Vic)

LIB

980.1

Ballarat (Vic)

LIB

986.5

Isaacs (Vic)

ALP

984.3

Banks (NSW)

ALP

1009.4

Jagajaga (Vic)

ALP

1081.1

Barker (SA)

LIB

923.4

Kalgoorlie (WA)

LIB

951.5

Barton (NSW)

ALP

1025.2

Kennedy (Qld)

NP

930.8

Bass (Tas)

ALP

964.1

Kingsford Smith (NSW)

ALP

1053.7

Batman (Vic)

ALP

981.3

Kingston (SA)

ALP

947.7

Bendigo (Vic)

ALP

975.1

Kooyong (Vic)

LIB

1189.2

Bennelong (NSW)

LIB

1115.5

Lalor (Vic)

ALP

961.8

Berowra (NSW)

LIB

1131.6

La Trobe (Vic)

LIB

1025.0

Blair (Qld)

LIB

924.5

Leichhardt (Qld)

LIB

986.9

Blaxland (NSW)

ALP

957.7

Lilley (Qld)

ALP

1010.1

Bonython (SA)

ALP

873.1

Lindsay (NSW)

LIB

993.8

Boothby (SA)

LIB

1072.8

Lingiari (NT)

ALP

969.3

Bowman (Qld)

ALP

976.9

Longman (Qld)

LIB

919.4

Braddon (Tas)

ALP

927.7

Lowe (NSW)

ALP

1085.4

Bradfield (NSW)

LIB

1198.2

Lyne (NSW)

NP

947.1

Brand (WA)

ALP

900.4

Lyons (Tas)

ALP

922.2

Brisbane (Qld)

ALP

1105.6

Macarthur (NSW)

ALP

973.0

Bruce (Vic)

ALP

1011.7

Mackellar (NSW)

LIB

1084.8

Burke (Vic)

ALP

992.2

Macquarie (NSW)

LIB

1049.2

Calare (NSW)

IND

972.9

Makin (SA)

LIB

986.3

Calwell (Vic)

ALP

946.3

Mallee (Vic)

NP

960.2

Canberra (ACT)

ALP

1115.4

Maranoa (Qld)

NP

927.4

Canning (WA)

ALP

940.6

Maribyrnong (Vic)

ALP

958.2

Capricornia (Qld)

ALP

947.7

Mayo (SA)

LIB

1044.7

Casey (Vic)

LIB

1015.2

McEwen (Vic)

LIB

993.6

Charlton (NSW)

ALP

971.3

McMillan (Vic)

ALP

967.6

Chifley (NSW)

ALP

915.8

McPherson (Qld)

LIB

972.4

Chisholm (Vic)

ALP

1084.2

Melbourne (Vic)

ALP

1101.8

Cook (NSW)

LIB

1062.3

Melbourne Ports (Vic)

ALP

1147.7

Corangamite (Vic)

LIB

1018.8

Menzies (Vic)

LIB

1097.3

Corio (Vic)

ALP

951.8

Mitchell (NSW)

LIB

1115.1

Cowan (WA)

ALP

983.6

Moncrieff (Qld)

LIB

986.7

Cowper (NSW)

NP

953.9

Moore (WA)

LIB

1037.0

Cunningham (NSW)

ALP

1038.3

Moreton (Qld)

LIB

1054.2

Curtin (WA)

LIB

1162.8

Murray (Vic)

LIB

958.0

Dawson (Qld)

NP

929.1

Newcastle (NSW)

ALP

1003.3

Deakin (Vic)

LIB

1061.5

New England (NSW)

NP

984.9

Denison (Tas)

ALP

1040.8

North Sydney (NSW)

LIB

1189.9

Dickson (Qld)

ALP

1004.9

O'Connor (WA)

LIB

942.4

Dobell (NSW)

ALP

971.3

Oxley (Qld)

ALP

919.0

Dunkley (Vic)

LIB

1000.7

Page (NSW)

NP

958.8

Eden-Monaro (NSW)

LIB

994.0

Parkes (NSW)

NP

955.1

Fadden (Qld)

LIB

984.7

Parramatta (NSW)

ALP

1048.0

Fairfax (Qld)

LIB

952.7

Paterson (NSW)

LIB

945.1

Farrer (NSW)

NP

964.9

Pearce (WA)

LIB

971.4

Fisher (Qld)

LIB

961.1

Perth (WA)

ALP

1013.0

Flinders (Vic)

LIB

966.6

Petrie (Qld)

LIB

981.4

Forde (Qld)

LIB

933.8

Port Adelaide (SA)

ALP

939.2

Forrest (WA)

LIB

934.5

Prospect (NSW)

ALP

958.8

Fowler (NSW)

ALP

893.2

Rankin (Qld)

ALP

933.8

Franklin (Tas)

ALP

980.7

Reid (NSW)

ALP

949.4

Fraser (ACT)

ALP

1125.9

Richmond (NSW)

NP

966.0

Fremantle (WA)

ALP

983.6

Riverina (NSW)

NP

971.3

Gellibrand (Vic)

ALP

949.6

Robertson (NSW)

LIB

997.9

Gilmore (NSW)

LIB

976.8

Ryan (Qld)

LIB

1148.2

Gippsland (Vic)

NP

970.3

Scullin (Vic)

ALP

958.3

Goldstein (Vic)

LIB

1125.0

Shortland (NSW)

ALP

947.0

Grayndler (NSW)

ALP

1060.4

Solomon (NT)

CLP

1044.6

Greenway (NSW)

ALP

987.8

Stirling (WA)

ALP

995.2

Grey (SA)

LIB

937.8

Sturt (SA)

LIB

1069.5

Griffith (Qld)

ALP

1047.6

Swan (WA)

ALP

1013.1

Groom (Qld)

LIB

974.3

Sydney (NSW)

ALP

1130.8

Gwydir (NSW)

NP

942.7

Tangney (WA)

LIB

1081.5

Hasluck (WA)

ALP

955.6

Throsby (NSW)

ALP

923.1

Herbert (Qld)

LIB

985.3

Wakefield (SA)

LIB

933.9

Higgins (Vic)

LIB

1164.5

Wannon (Vic)

LIB

966.7

Hindmarsh (SA)

LIB

1008.8

Warringah (NSW)

LIB

1123.3

Hinkler (Qld)

NP

914.0

Watson (NSW)

ALP

980.2

Holt (Vic)

ALP

932.9

Wentworth (NSW)

LIB

1164.5

Hotham (Vic)

ALP

990.0

Werriwa (NSW)

ALP

956.9

Hughes (NSW)

LIB

1065.3

Wide Bay (Qld)

NP

908.7

Hume (NSW)

LIB

988.8

Wills (Vic)

ALP

997.9

Electoral Divisions Ranked by Index of Education and Occupation
2000 Electoral Boundaries
1996 Census of Population and Housing

Rank

Electoral Division

Party

Index

Rank

Electoral Division

Party

Index

1

Bonython (SA)

ALP

873.1

76

Fremantle (WA)

ALP

983.6

2

Fowler (NSW)

ALP

893.2

77

Cowan (WA)

ALP

983.6

3

Brand (WA)

ALP

900.4

78

Isaacs (Vic)

ALP

984.3

4

Wide Bay (Qld)

NP

908.7

79

Fadden (Qld)

LIB

984.7

5

Hinkler (Qld)

NP

914.0

80

New England (NSW)

NP

984.9

6

Chifley (NSW)

ALP

915.8

81

Herbert (Qld)

LIB

985.3

7

Oxley (Qld)

ALP

919.0

82

Makin (SA)

LIB

986.3

8

Longman (Qld)

LIB

919.4

83

Ballarat (Vic)

LIB

986.5

9

Lyons (Tas)

ALP

922.2

84

Moncrieff (Qld)

LIB

986.7

10

Throsby (NSW)

ALP

923.1

85

Leichhardt (Qld)

LIB

986.9

11

Barker (SA)

LIB

923.4

86

Greenway (NSW)

ALP

987.8

12

Blair (Qld)

LIB

924.5

87

Hume (NSW)

LIB

988.8

13

Maranoa (Qld)

NP

927.4

88

Hotham (Vic)

ALP

990.0

14

Braddon (Tas)

ALP

927.7

89

Burke (Vic)

ALP

992.2

15

Dawson (Qld)

NP

929.1

90

McEwen (Vic)

LIB

993.6

16

Hunter (NSW)

ALP

930.4

91

Lindsay (NSW)

LIB

993.8

17

Kennedy (Qld)

NP

930.8

92

Eden-Monaro (NSW)

LIB

994.0

18

Holt (Vic)

ALP

932.9

93

Stirling (WA)

ALP

995.2

19

Rankin (Qld)

ALP

933.8

94

Wills (Vic)

ALP

997.9

20

Forde (Qld)

LIB

933.8

95

Robertson (NSW)

LIB

997.9

21

Wakefield (SA)

LIB

933.9

96

Dunkley (Vic)

LIB

1000.7

22

Forrest (WA)

LIB

934.5

97

Newcastle (NSW)

ALP

1003.3

23

Grey (SA)

LIB

937.8

98

Dickson (Qld)

ALP

1004.9

24

Port Adelaide (SA)

ALP

939.2

99

Hindmarsh (SA)

LIB

1008.8

25

Canning (WA)

ALP

940.6

100

Banks (NSW)

ALP

1009.4

26

O'Connor (WA)

LIB

942.4

101

Lilley (Qld)

ALP

1010.1

27

Gwydir (NSW)

NP

942.7

102

Bruce (Vic)

ALP

1011.7

28

Paterson (NSW)

LIB

945.1

103

Perth (WA)

ALP

1013.0

29

Calwell (Vic)

ALP

946.3

104

Swan (WA)

ALP

1013.1

30

Shortland (NSW)

ALP

947.0

105

Casey (Vic)

LIB

1015.2

31

Lyne (NSW)

NP

947.1

106

Corangamite (Vic)

LIB

1018.8

32

Kingston (SA)

ALP

947.7

107

La Trobe (Vic)

LIB

1025.0

33

Capricornia (Qld)

ALP

947.7

108

Barton (NSW)

ALP

1025.2

34

Reid (NSW)

ALP

949.4

109

Moore (WA)

LIB

1037.0

35

Gellibrand (Vic)

ALP

949.6

110

Cunningham (NSW)

ALP

1038.3

36

Kalgoorlie (WA)

LIB

951.5

111

Denison (Tas)

ALP

1040.8

37

Corio (Vic)

ALP

951.8

112

Aston (Vic)

LIB

1043.9

38

Fairfax (Qld)

LIB

952.7

113

Solomon (NT)

CLP

1044.6

39

Cowper (NSW)

NP

953.9

114

Mayo (SA)

LIB

1044.7

40

Parkes (NSW)

NP

955.1

115

Griffith (Qld)

ALP

1047.6

41

Hasluck (WA)

ALP

955.6

116

Parramatta (NSW)

ALP

1048.0

42

Werriwa (NSW)

ALP

956.9

117

Macquarie (NSW)

LIB

1049.2

43

Blaxland (NSW)

ALP

957.7

118

Kingsford Smith (NSW)

ALP

1053.7

44

Murray (Vic)

LIB

958.0

119

Moreton (Qld)

LIB

1054.2

45

Maribyrnong (Vic)

ALP

958.2

120

Grayndler (NSW)

ALP

1060.4

46

Scullin (Vic)

ALP

958.3

121

Deakin (Vic)

LIB

1061.5

47

Page (NSW)

NP

958.8

122

Cook (NSW)

LIB

1062.3

48

Prospect (NSW)

ALP

958.8

123

Hughes (NSW)

LIB

1065.3

49

Mallee (Vic)

NP

960.2

124

Sturt (SA)

LIB

1069.5

50

Fisher (Qld)

LIB

961.1

125

Boothby (SA)

LIB

1072.8

51

Lalor (Vic)

ALP

961.8

126

Adelaide (SA)

LIB

1075.2

52

Bass (Tas)

ALP

964.1

127

Jagajaga (Vic)

ALP

1081.1

53

Farrer (NSW)

NP

964.9

128

Tangney (WA)

LIB

1081.5

54

Richmond (NSW)

NP

966.0

129

Chisholm (Vic)

ALP

1084.2

55

Flinders (Vic)

LIB

966.6

130

Mackellar (NSW)

LIB

1084.8

56

Wannon (Vic)

LIB

966.7

131

Lowe (NSW)

ALP

1085.4

57

McMillan (Vic)

ALP

967.6

132

Menzies (Vic)

LIB

1097.3

58

Lingiari (NT)

ALP

969.3

133

Melbourne (Vic)

ALP

1101.8

59

Gippsland (Vic)

NP

970.3

134

Brisbane (Qld)

ALP

1105.6

60

Charlton (NSW)

ALP

971.3

135

Mitchell (NSW)

LIB

1115.1

61

Dobell (NSW)

ALP

971.3

136

Canberra (ACT)

ALP

1115.4

62

Riverina (NSW)

NP

971.3

137

Bennelong (NSW)

LIB

1115.5

63

Pearce (WA)

LIB

971.4

138

Warringah (NSW)

LIB

1123.3

64

McPherson (Qld)

LIB

972.4

139

Goldstein (Vic)

LIB

1125.0

65

Calare (NSW)

IND

972.9

140

Fraser (ACT)

ALP

1125.9

66

Macarthur (NSW)

ALP

973.0

141

Sydney (NSW)

ALP

1130.8

67

Groom (Qld)

LIB

974.3

142

Berowra (NSW)

LIB

1131.6

68

Bendigo (Vic)

ALP

975.1

143

Melbourne Ports (Vic)

ALP

1147.7

69

Gilmore (NSW)

LIB

976.8

144

Ryan (Qld)

LIB

1148.2

70

Bowman (Qld)

ALP

976.9

145

Curtin (WA)

LIB

1162.8

71

Indi (Vic)

LIB

980.1

146

Higgins (Vic)

LIB

1164.5

72

Watson (NSW)

ALP

980.2

147

Wentworth (NSW)

LIB

1164.5

73

Franklin (Tas)

ALP

980.7

148

Kooyong (Vic)

LIB

1189.2

74

Batman (Vic)

ALP

981.3

149

North Sydney (NSW)

LIB

1189.9

75

Petrie (Qld)

LIB

981.4

150

Bradfield (NSW)

LIB

1198.2

 

Appendix

The indexes in this paper are derived from Socioeconomic Indexes for Areas produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The indexes are based on a variety of underlying social and economic variables from the 1996 Census on Population and Housing. The ABS has constructed these indexes for each Census Collection District (CCD) in Australia. The Indexes for Commonwealth Electoral Divisions were calculated as a weighted average of the indexes for the CCDs in each Division (with the weight being the total population of the CCD). All the indexes (including the Index of Relative Disadvantage) have been constructed so that relatively advantaged areas have high index values. To enable easy recognition of high and low scores, the index scores have been standardised to have a mean of 1000 and a standard deviation of 100 across all CCDs in Australia.

The Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage was constructed by combining two separate indexes-the Urban Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage and the Rural Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage. The urban index covers CCDs in urban centres with a population of 1000 and over, and the rural index covers CCDs in the remaining areas of Australia. The urban/rural split is considered necessary because major structural differences exist in the relationships between Socioeconomic variables related to advantage for the urban and rural areas. However, it is possible to combine the two indexes to produce a composite Index of Advantage for geographic units that are comprised of both urban and rural CCDs.

The variables used to construct each index are given below:

Urban Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage

Families with income greater than $77 999 (%)

Employed males classified as 'Managers or Administrators' (%)

Employed persons classified as 'Professionals' (%)

Persons aged 15 and over with a degree or higher educational qualification (%)

Employed females classified as 'Managers or Administrators' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Associate Professionals' (%)

Dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms (%)

Persons aged 15 and over at CAE or university (%)

Employed females classified as 'Advanced Clerical and Social Workers' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Advanced Clerical and Social Workers' (%)

Employed females classified as 'Associate Professionals' (%)

Dwellings with 3 or more cars (%)

Households owning dwellings (%)

Average number of bedrooms per person

Households owning or purchasing dwellings (%)

Rural Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage

Employed males classified as 'Professionals' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Associate Professionals' (%)

Persons aged 15 and over with a degree or higher educational qualification (%)

Households purchasing dwelling (%)

Employed females classified as 'Professionals' (%)

Employed females classified as 'Advanced Clerical and Social Workers' (%)

Employed females classified as 'Associate Professionals' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers' (%)

Persons aged 15 and over with trade or 'other' qualification (%)

Persons aged 15 and over at CAE or university (%)

Families with income greater than $77 999 (%)

Persons aged 15 and over at TAFE (%)

Employed males classified as 'Advanced Clerical and Social Workers' (%)

Index of Relative Socioeconomic Disadvantage

Persons aged 15 and over with no qualifications (%)

Families with income less than $15 600 (%)

Families with offspring having parental income less than $15 600 (%)

Females (in labour force) unemployed (%)

Males (in labour force) unemployed (%)

Employed females classified as 'Labourer and Related Workers' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Labourer and Related Workers' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Intermediate Production and Transport Workers' (%)

Persons aged 15 and over who left school at or under 15 years of age (%)

One-parent families with dependent offspring only (%)

Households renting (government authority) (%)

Persons aged 15 and over separated or divorced (%)

Dwellings with no motor cars at dwelling (%)

Employed females classified as 'Intermediate Production and Transport Workers' (%)

Employed females classified as 'Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Tradespersons' (%)

Persons aged 15 and over who did not go to school (%)

Aboriginals or Torres Strait Islanders (%)

Occupied private dwellings with two or more families (%)

Lacking fluency in English (%)

Index of Economic Resources

Households owning or purchasing dwelling (%)

Dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms (%)

Families with family structure other than two parent or single parent with dependent offspring or consisting of a couple only, and income greater than $77 999 (%)

Families consisting of a two parent family with dependent offspring, and income greater than $77 999 (%)

Families consisting of a couple only, and with income greater than $62 399 (%)

Families consisting of a single parent with dependent offspring, with income greater than $31 199 (%)

Mortgage greater than $1 300 per month (%)

Rent greater than $249 per week (%)

Households purchasing dwelling (%)

Households owning dwelling (%)

Dwellings with 3 or more motor cars (%)

Average number bedrooms per person

Households in improvised dwellings (%)

Households renting (government authority) (%)

Households renting (non-government authority) (%)

Dwellings with 1 or no bedrooms (%)

Rent less than $74 per week (%)

Families consisting of a single parent with dependent offspring, with income less than $15 600 (%)

Families consisting of a couple only, and with income less than $15 600 (%)

Families with family structure other than two parent or single parent with dependent offspring or consisting of a couple only, and income less than $26 000 (%)

Families consisting of a two parent family with dependent offspring, and income less than $26 000 (%)

Dwellings with no motor cars (%)

Index of Education and Occupation

Employed males classified as 'Professionals' (%)

Employed females classified as 'Professionals' (%)

Persons aged 15 and over at CAE or university (%)

Employed males classified as 'Associate Professionals' (%)

Employed females classified as 'Advanced Clerical and Social Workers' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Advanced Clerical and Social Workers' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Intermediate Clerical, Sales and Service Workers' (%)

Employed females classified as 'Tradespersons' (%)

Employed males classified as Tradespersons' (%)

Employed females classified as 'Elementary Clerical, Sales and Service Workers' (%)

Employed females classified as 'Intermediate Production and Transport Workers' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Intermediate Production and Transport Workers' (%)

Employed females classified as 'Labourer and Related Workers' (%)

Employed males classified as 'Labourer and Related Workers' (%)

Males (in labour force) unemployed (%)

Females (in labour force) unemployed (%)

Persons aged 15 and over who left school at or under 15 years of age (%)

Persons aged 15 and over with no qualifications (%)

 

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