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Estimating small-area Indigenous cultural participation from synthetic survey data

Vidyattama, Yogi; Tanton, Rob; Biddle, Nicholas

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Lack of data on the spatial distribution of the social conditions of Australia's Indigenous peoples has created difficulties in the allocation of government and community programs. Small-area estimation methods can overcome this lack of data, but typically require access to a unit record file. However, strict confidentiality rules applied to these unit record files may hinder the development of these models. In Australia, unit record data for the Indigenous population is analysable only using...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorVidyattama, Yogi
dc.contributor.authorTanton, Rob
dc.contributor.authorBiddle, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T22:40:58Z
dc.identifier.issn0308-518X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/98515
dc.description.abstractLack of data on the spatial distribution of the social conditions of Australia's Indigenous peoples has created difficulties in the allocation of government and community programs. Small-area estimation methods can overcome this lack of data, but typically require access to a unit record file. However, strict confidentiality rules applied to these unit record files may hinder the development of these models. In Australia, unit record data for the Indigenous population is analysable only using Australian Bureau of Statistics servers remotely. This study looks specifically at this issue and offers a solution to the problem of confidentiality restrictions by using a synthetic database. The results show that reasonable small-area estimates of social conditions for Indigenous Australians can be derived from a small-area estimation (spatial microsimulation) model using a synthetic database. While this application is for Australia, the method developed can be used for any small-area model requiring unit record data that are not available due to confidentiality restrictions.
dc.publisherPion Ltd
dc.sourceEnvironment and Planning A
dc.titleEstimating small-area Indigenous cultural participation from synthetic survey data
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume47
dc.date.issued2015
local.identifier.absfor140219 - Welfare Economics
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB5691
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationVidyattama, Yogi, university of canberra
local.contributor.affiliationTanton, Rob, University of Canberra
local.contributor.affiliationBiddle, Nicholas, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1211
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage1228
local.identifier.doi10.1177/0308518X15592314
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T10:08:18Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84940035885
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