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Australian children at risk of social exclusion: A spatial index for gauging relative disadvantage

Tanton, Rob; Harding, Ann; Daly, Anne; McNamara, Justin; Yap, Mandy


Multidimensional measures of disadvantage, such as social exclusion, are increasingly becoming an important focus of research into poverty and disadvantage. This paper describes the development of an Australian regional index of child social exclusion. Using data from the 2001 Census of Population and Housing, we use principal components analysis to produce an aggregate measure of social exclusion risk for children aged 0-15, and for subgroups of children aged 0-4 and 5-15. Initial analysis of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Population Space and Place
DOI: 10.1002/psp.531


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