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2033.9.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Other Territories - Data Cube only, 2001  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 05/10/2006  Reissue
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22/08/2007 Note: The data cube has been modified to include location names for easier data analysis.

05/10/2006 Note: A new document Details.rtf has been added to the downloadable zip file 05 October 2006. This new rtf file contains help documentation that defines and explains some of the fields in the spreadsheets also provided in the zip file.


Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas 2001 (SEIFA 2001) - Data only product, which provides the four indexes developed by the ABS in .XLS format. The ABS has developed indexes to allow ranking of regions/areas, providing a method of determining the level of social and economic wellbeing in that region.
The four indexes are:
Index of Advantage\Disadvantage
Index of Disadvantage
Index of Economic Resources
Index of Education and Occupation
These indexes show where the affluent (as opposed to just high income earning) live; where disadvantaged (as opposed to the unemployed) live: and where the highly skilled and educated (as opposed to the tertiary educated people) live.
SEIFA 2001 provides information and rankings for a wide range of geographic areas.

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