Australian Community Indicators Network
This seminar features presentations on the themes of housing, the Australian Statistical Geography Standard and the 4th OECD World Forum.
In the first presentation, Professor Andrew Beer discusses his use of Census of Population and Housing data in a project about Australia's housing stock. How the Census data assisted in determining if Australia has an undersupply or oversupply of housing is also presented.
The second presentation consists of Gareth Edwards providing an overview of the availability of Census data relating to the theme of housing, while Arnold Strals presents on how Census data appears under the Australian Statistical Geography Standard.
The third presentation includes Mike Salvaris, Sue Taylor and Geoff Woolcock, members of the ACIN Steering Committee, speaking about their experience at the 4th OECD World Forum in New Delhi, India. The forum occurred in October 2012 with the theme of 'Measuring Well-Being for Development and Policy Making'.
Andrew Beer is a Professor in the Discipline of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Adelaide and Director of the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning. Professor Beer has a long history of research in urban issues, including work in both metropolitan and non-metropolitan Australia. He is an expert in urban economic development and has published numerous journal articles and two books on the topic. Much of his work has focused on the relationship between urban planning and the economic performance of cities.
Gareth Edwards has worked at the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for a number of years in the Census of Population and Housing area in Canberra. Gareth recently relocated to the Rural and Regional Statistics National Centre (RRSNC) of the ABS in Adelaide.
Arnold Strals is also from the RRSNC Branch of the ABS. He has had many years experience in the ABS collecting, processing and disseminating data, particularly to state government departments.
Mike Salvaris, a member of the Australian Community Indicators Network (ACIN) Steering Group, is Adjunct Professor, Applied Human rights and Community Well-Being Research at RMIT University in Melbourne. Mike has a particular research interest in community well-being measures as a means for citizen engagement, community development and stronger democracy.
Sue Taylor, also a member of the ACIN Steering Group, was the acting Head of the Demography, Social and Regional Analysis branch of the ABS in Canberra. Sue has worked at the ABS for approximately 16 years and has previous experience working in Demography and in Labour statistics. Sue is now working on the 2016 Census data program.
Geoff Woolcock, Chair of the ACIN Steering Group, is Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Human Services and Social Work, Urban Research Program, Griffith University - Logan in Queensland. He is particularly interested in both indicators of social sustainability and the factors that contribute to building child and youth-friendly communities.
Power Point Presentation (Andrew Beer) (0.5MB)
Power Point Presentation (Gareth Edwards) (0.4MB)
Power Point Presentation (Arnold Strals) (0.8MB)
Power Point Presentation (Mike Salvaris) (3.4MB)
Presentation pdf (Sue Taylor) (0.2MB)
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