Conference paper

Getting down to small areas: estimating regional income and wealth in Australia using spatial microsimulation

1 Aug 2004
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Describes the techniques used to create the synthetic small area data. It then provides some examples of how the new methods and data are being used for estimation and analysis of income, wealth and other socio-economic characteristics, as well as the spatial distribution of policy change.

Abstract
Regional policy makers and researchers - or national policy makers concerned with the regional impact of their decisions - rely on the availability of detailed and current small area data to inform their decision making. However, in the past it has been difficult to assess income levels and inequality, wealth, poverty, disadvantage and other socio-economic characteristics at a detailed regional level. This paper describes the techniques used to create the synthetic small area data. It then provides some examples of how the new methods and data are being used for estimation and analysis of income, wealth and other socio-economic characteristics, as well as the spatial distribution of policy change.
 

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2004
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