Australian communities are extremely diverse, ranging from small remote indigenous communities to populous urbanised city suburbs. Many Australian communities are facing large challenges, including drought or floods in rural and remote areas; renewal and demographic change in inner city areas; and Government reforms such as those related to the Murray-Darling Basin. An understanding of communities and the people within them is important in providing advice on these challenges.
NATSEM researchers have considerable experience in profiling various Australian communities, and modelling social, demographic and economic outcomes. NATSEM is undertaking innovative research into further understanding wellbeing within Australian communities, and the complex relationships that exist between the natural and built environments.
In 2012, NATSEM is conducting a number of research projects on Australian communities, including:
- Modelling the economic and social effects of external shocks (including water reform) in the Murray Darling Basin;
- Estimating risk of child and youth social exclusion among Australian communities.
- Modelling small area subjective wellbeing across Australia (in conjunction with the Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network, AURIN);
- Estimating tipping points for wellbeing in a number of communities in the Murray Darling Basin.
NATSEM is an active partner of the Australian National Development Index project (http://www.andi.org.au/), and the Australian Community Indicators network (http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/acin/web/Frontpage.html)
Publication Date : June, 2016 | Publication Type : Journal Article
Huong Dinh, Ben Freyens, Anne Daly and Yogi Vidyattama
“Social Indicators Research”
Publication Date : February, 2016 | Publication Type : Report
Publication Date : September, 2015 | Publication Type : Report