National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling

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21 Jul 2015

The SAS-NATSEM Household Budget Report shows Australia’s living standards continued to increase during the quarter to end-March 2015, although at a slower rate than in the previous quarter. Household incomes grew slightly while the cost of living was flat.

The living standards increase was...


10 Sep 2003

In this paper presented to the Health Outcomes 2003 Conference, the authors examine whether the average cost of treating patients changes in line with variations in their socioeconomic status. Given concerns about ever increasing government health spending and the distributional impact of such spending, this...

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8 Nov 2018

This paper estimates and compares the returns to education in Australia using standard Mincer equations for the years 2006, 2011, and 2016.


15 Feb 2017

Alzheimer’s Australia commissioned NATSEM at the Institute for Governance and Policy Analysis at the University of Canberra to estimate the cost of dementia in Australia. The economic impact of dementia is a major concern nationally and internationally as the number of individuals with dementia continues...


11 Feb 2016

The Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians, commissioned by The Benevolent Society and prepared by The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM), maps how older people are faring nationally across five domains, including education, health, resources and wealth, including housing. The most significant...


5 Nov 2015


This paper provides the distributional household impact of the existing Goods and Services Tax (GST) and a range of alternatives for expanding the rate and breadth of the GST.

The GST is expected to have collected around $59 billion in the 2015-16...


15 Sep 2015

Executive Summary

This research for Anglicare Australia focusses on the changes in living standards for a broad range of family types in Australia between 2004 and 2014. The report also projects where these living standards will be by 2024 taking into account the...

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13 Nov 2018

VCOSS and NATSEM have launched this major report and online mapping project, providing new data and analysis. Poverty data for Victoria has been broken down, allowing policy makers to better target the needs of people in different places.


15 Oct 2018

This report analyses the 2016 Census and other data using the Child Social Exclusion Index, to provide insight into the perspectives of children experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social exclusion in Australia.


9 Aug 2007

Introducing Gen Y

A lot has been said about Gen Y – the term typically used for those born between 976 and 99. They have been described as frivolous, called the “me generation”, labelled as spoilt and overprotected – as an ambitious generation,...

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30 Aug 2002

Centrelink has embarked on a Regional Microsimulation Modelling Project. The modelling work is being undertaken jointly with NATSEM. The purpose of the model under development, the Customer Service Projection (CuSP) Model, is to provide a tool that will assist decision-making through short to medium-term projection...

Journal article

1 Jan 2002

With the ever increasing cost of providing hospital and other health services, it is vital to have an accurate understanding of the different health needs of various categories of hospital users - for example the rich versus the poor, or city versus bush dwellers. For...

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