National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling


Mapping economic disadvantage in New South Wales

This report looks at poverty rates, or the experience of significant economic disadvantage, for different population groups within NSW, as well as investigating which population groups are in poverty - the composition of poverty.

Inequalities in standards of living: evidence for improved income support for people with disability

It is now thirteen years since the welfare-to-work change to the Disability Support Pension (DSP) was first introduced in 2006. While the DSP remains the main social security payment for working-aged individuals with disability, the evidence base on the impact of policy changes to the...
Policy report

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

In this policy note, and for the first time, levels of housing stress, poverty and income inequality have been modelled on the new Federal Electorate boundaries.

How does the budget affect us? Independent modelling of the Federal Budget 2019-20

This NATSEM analysis finds that given the wide range of tax changes and the energy payment, nearly 85% of Australian families will be affected by at least one measure of the tax and transfer policy changes, and nearly 90% of the population.

How does the budget affect us? Independent modelling of Federal Budget 2018-19

On Tuesday 8 May 2018, the Australian government unveiled its budget proposal and associated vision for policy priorities. NATSEM independently modelled some selected budget measures, including the multi-step tax reform, reverted medicare levy increase and more. This brochure briefly reports some of the findings.