Ashton de Silva
The utility of new data in understanding housing insecurity
This study investigated the potential of using the Department of Social Services DOMINO (Data Over Multiple Individual Occurrences) dataset as a fine-grained, within-year data resource for housing research, and in particular explores the capacity of the DOMINO dataset to yield new insights into patterns of...
Everyone counts: uncovering patterns of Newstart Allowance
This analysis of administrative social security data aimed to gain a clearer understanding of income volatility in Australia. The focus is on unemployed and underemployed Australians who received Newstart Allowance — a group of individuals highly exposed to the risks of financial insecurity.
Exploring the economic value embedded in housing built to universal design principles
Pragmatic housing design features are vital to enable older people to stay home longer, have greater independence and reduce the cost of age care services. This report urges policymakers to reconsider the best forms of capital expenditure to support the delivery of public care services...
Creative Island sector analysis 2017 - analysis of extant Tasmanian creative industries data
Quantitative analysis of existing cultural and creative industry data for Tasmania.
Housing, multi-level governance and economic productivity
This study investigated the way in which housing policy mechanisms contribute to economic productivity and growth.