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NATSEM modelling shows electorates with the highest rates of housing stress, poverty and inequality

Australian federal election 2019 Poverty Housing Household finance Housing stress Income Social inequality Australia

For the first time, levels of housing stress, poverty and income inequality have been modelled on the new Federal Electorate boundaries. 

The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) at the University of Canberra is one of Australia’s most respected independent centres for  modelling the impact of economic policies on households and families. Using it’s spatial microsimulation model, they have been able to model poverty rates, inequality and housing stress for the new Commonwealth Electoral Divisions in Australia.

NATSEM’s model brings together an ABS Survey (the Survey of Income and Housing Costs 2015/16) and data from the 2016 Census by the latest Commonwealth Electoral Division to derive estimates for every 2019 CED in Australia.

Based on data

ABS Survey (the Survey of Income and Housing Costs 2015/16) http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/6503.0Main+Features100002015-16?…

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NATSEM Policy note 2019/2