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- Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia Plus (ARIA+ 2016) (University of Adelaide)
ARIA+, like its predecessor ARIA, is an unambiguously geographical approach to defining remoteness.
Used by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) for the Remoteness Area classification (ASGS-RA), ARIA+ is a continuous varying index with values ranging from 0 (high accessibility) to 15 (high remoteness), and is based on road distance measurements from over 12,000 populated localities to the nearest Service Centres in five size categories based on population size. The resulting index is a 1km grid covering all of Australia for which accessibility/remoteness values can be extracted for any geographic location of interest.
- Development of Custom Software for High Accuracy Street Address Geocoding (University of Adelaide Research Infrastructure Grant Funding)
In partnership with Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA), develop an innovative tool to increase the accuracy of address data geocoding using advanced data cleaning and matching algorithms. The tool will improve current data linkage and spatial analysis capabilities and provide enhanced interdisciplinary research capabilities.
- Interdisciplinary Study of State-Sponsored Skilled Migrants in South Australia (University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Funding)
This project is based around the analysis of an existing data set on the migration and settlement experiences of State-nominated skilled migrants in South Australia. The data set is the largest known of workers in this stream.
Researchers from Law, Geography, Economics, Psychology and Public Health will bring their expertise to further analyse the data. While each discipline usually focuses on different measures of ‘success’ - labour market experiences, well-being, economic outcomes, migration drivers and settlement outcomes, regulatory aspects of the visa scheme, settlement and life satisfaction - the key in this work is the development of interdisciplinary approaches developed by the team to yield methods and analytic tools that bring together these various elements.
- Murray Bridge: A Blueprint for a Good Regional Migrant Settlement Experience (Scanlon Foundation)
The aim of this study is to achieve a better understanding of successful settlement of new migrants in the Rural City of Murray Bridge, South Australia. The project partners are the Rural City of Murray Bridge, Regional Development Australia Murraylands & Riverland Inc. and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.
The Rural City of Murray Bridge is an excellent example of providing new migrants with jobs, with housing, with opportunities for education and a welcoming, accepting community attitude. But what is the next step? How can the Rural City of Murray Bridge enable and assist new migrants in creating good long-term settlement outcomes with active citizenship and social participation in community life?
In order to ensure that migrants want to continue making a life in Murray Bridge it is important to understand from the migrants themselves how they view life in Murray Bridge and how deeper, stronger community engagement can be fostered. This project intends to engage a wide range of new migrants (from those who have settled more permanently in Murray Bridge to those who are newer and less settled) along with community stakeholders, in order to flesh out views of good civic and social engagement.
This evidence will not only be able to provide a way forward for Murray Bridge to engage new migrants in social and civic life but also provide blueprint for other rural and regional towns where new migrants are changing the community landscape; enabling this to become a positive not only for local economies but also for local communities.
- New Insights into Adverse Birth Outcomes (University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Funding)
Preterm birth is a global health problem that contributes to infant mortality and morbidity. In addition, it is a major risk factor for poor long term physical and cognitive development. This study utilises Geographical Information Systems (GIS) based small area spatial and statistical analysis to investigate associations between preterm births (<37 weeks gestation), low birth weight (<2500gms) and socio-economic and environmental traffic-related air pollution with the aim of achieving new insights into key risk factors influencing adverse birth outcomes and potential ways to reduce their impact.
This study is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Hugo Centre, The Robinson Institute and the School of Population Health at the University of Adelaide and the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.
- Pharmacy Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (PhARIA) (Commonwealth Dept. of Health)
The PhARIA was designed (in partnership with the Dept. of Health and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia) to provide a comprehensive, standardised measurement of the physical and professional remoteness of pharmacies throughout Australia, for use in the determination of rural and remote pharmacy allowances.
PhARIA is a composite index, which incorporates measurements of general remoteness, as represented by ARIA, with a professional isolation component represented by the road distance to the five (5) closest pharmacies.
More information and PhARIA values (by populated locality) are available from the PhARIA page.
- Planning and Design of Public Spaces to Support Healthy Ageing (University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Research Funding)
This pilot study is investigating whether the planning and design of both the external and internal spaces of public facilities in Adelaide are appropriate and friendly for older people. This includes integrated approaches from a number of disciplines: planning and design, social sciences, gerontology, geriatric, and public health. Two public facility types frequented by older people will be investigated: the Queen Elisabeth Hospital (which has a specific facility for older patients (i.e. the Aged and Extended Care Services), and nearby shopping centres (i.e. Arndale Central and Westfield West Lakes). The research involves: (1) a review of relevant code and design guidelines for the public spaces of the above facilities (e.g. car parks, footpaths, surrounding open spaces, lobby, waiting areas); (2) analyses of the existing design through observation and measurements (e.g. car park, seats, shades, signage, distances from car park to entrance, surface materials, green space) and environmental impact (e.g. urban and space temperatures); (3) surveys and interviews with older participants using these spaces; and (4) monitoring of the movement in these environments by older participants through walk along observations.
- South Australian National Football League (SANFL) Boundary Commission – Spatial Analysis Support (SANFL)
Population modelling and spatial support to the SANFL Boundary Commission for the revision of club recruitment zones for the nine SANFL clubs across South Australia, utilising GIS technology.
- South Australian Retirement Village Census 2016 (Office for the Ageing, SA)
The Retirement Villages Unit in the Office for the Ageing (OFTA) has identified a scarcity of hard data on retirement villages within South Australia. There has been continual growth in the number of retirement villages in South Australia since the requirement to register was introduced in 2007. Currently there are 529 villages providing 18,198 residences for approximately 25,475 older South Australians.
The retirement village industry landscape has changed significantly from its commencement of church and community based housing for seniors. As a result of the evolution of the retirement village industry over time, the Government has reviewed the governing legislation to ensure that the legislation remains relevant and provides clarity on the rights and responsibilities of both residents and operators as well as an appropriate level of consumer protection. A new legislative regime is imminent, and the census will provide valuable insight and a baseline into an increasingly important part of South Australia’s housing landscape.
Data and information generated from the research will provide a valuable insight into the retirement village industry and its residents, and a greater awareness of the ageing population for other OFTA projects generally. A secondary benefit is the creation of baseline data for any future assessment of the effectiveness of amendments to the governing legislation. A copy of the report is available here for download.
- Spaces, Places and Ageing Well in a Diverse Australia (University of Adelaide Research Fellowship - Dr Helen Barrie)
Australia has an ageing population and a clear policy focus on ageing-in-place supported by family and community care, and service provision in the home. Place, space and availability of social support are all important variables for how older people successfully age-in-place. The dual positioning of people in both physical and social spaces has important implications for understanding social behaviour, use of neighbourhoods, feelings of community connectedness and access to social support.
This fellowship weaves a narrative from several projects focussing on diversity in the ageing experience – both diversity in spaces and places but also diversity within the older population itself. Projects include exploring the role of the built environment in enabling a good ageing experience, what it means to age well in different locations and what a good ageing experience might be for different diverse population groups.
- Trans-Disciplinary Frailty Research to Achieve Healthy Ageing (NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence)
Globally millions of people are ageing successfully and living several decades beyond current retirement ages. By 2050, four million older Australians will unfortunately experience frailty, a threat to Healthy Ageing. If left unrecognised and undermanaged, negative consequences, such as immobility will ensue, consuming significant health resources and reducing the quality of their lives. Development of clinical resources and active knowledge translation are urgently required to improve health services as well as reduce the impact of frailty on the individual and those who must care for frail individuals.
This Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) brings together clinician researchers from frontline services in geriatric medicine, general practice, nursing, pharmacy, orthopaedics, and rehabilitation medicine with researchers in knowledge translation, health economics, epidemiology, demography and engineering. The trans-disciplinary nature of this research team will lead to a better understanding of the disease burden, the contributing factors and the distribution of frailty in the community, as well as the development of healthcare and socio-environmental interventions that are appropriate, targeted and affordable and which contribute to improved independence as well as quality of life.
The Hugo Centre component of the larger CRE project will provide important information about the distribution of frail population in Australia and characteristics of the neighbourhood in which they live. The project will also provide valuable information about associations between frailty and the neighbourhood characteristics through the mapping of frailty to visualise the distribution of frailty in our community. Knowing where frailty is will allow us to target health service to where healthcare needs are required. Understanding the neighbourhood and its contribution to frailty will enable us to design new environments that support Healthy Ageing.
The resulting database will be a resource for other components of the CRE, particularly those examining finer scales of environmental influences on frailty and those interested service delivery and frailty screening.
For more information, please visit the CRE in Frailty.
- Transnationalism and Diaspora: Enhancing Demography’s Contribution to Migration and Development (Australian Research Council - Discovery Project)
The replacement of permanent movements by transnationalism as the dominant paradigm in migration studies has raised new questions for demographic measurement and study of migration. This study rethinks demographic concepts of population and migration to incorporate elements such as diaspora, circular migration, and transnational linkages. It shows how use of traditional demographic data with integrated quantitative and qualitative research can yield important insights into diaspora, in particular, the diaspora–migration–development nexus. Four country case studies (China, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia) will be undertaken to increase understanding of the characteristics of diasporas, their international linkages, and their potential for enhancing development in origin countries.
- Bushfires and Biodiversity: Optimising conservation outcomes in peri-urban areas at risk (Australian Research Council Linkage & SA Government)
The key objectives for this research were to: (1) identify perceptions of local residents regarding both the growing risk of bushfires and the need to conserve biodiversity in peri-urban areas; (2) develop understandings of the relationships between perceived vulnerability to bushfire risks and people’s demographic and geographical situations, as well as their level of knowledge of fire, conservation management and biodiversity; (3) critically examine planning and policy goals in relation to bushfire and biodiversity conservation, identifying successes and limitations to determine best practice and pitfalls; and (4) recommend directions for future planning and policy, by developing a response framework to best retain environmental value and mitigate risk for peri-urban spaces.
- Vulnerable Communities (Including Human Health) Research Network (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF))
The Network project, led by Prof Peng Bi at the School of Public Health, aims to develop a National Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Vulnerable Communities. The Vulnerable Communities NARP will build on relevant existing NARPs, and the outputs that have flowed from them, and will identify priority needs in developing knowledge on how governments, businesses and vulnerable communities can best adapt to climate change. It will specifically identify the priority research questions for climate change in terms of the health and wellbeing of vulnerable communities including (but not limited to) rural and Indigenous communities, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, disadvantaged groups, older people and outdoor workers.
- Circular Migration in Asia, the Pacific and Australia: Empirical, Theoretical and Policy Dimensions (Australian Research Council - Discovery Project)
International migration has seen two major shifts - from permanent settlement to transnationalism and from a preoccupation with brain drain to an approach in which migration can benefit development. In both discourses circular migration plays an important role. This research uses a number of unique data sets and field studies to conceptualise, measure and analyse circular migration in the Asia-Pacific-Australia migration system, provide a better empirical and theoretical understanding of the migration process and develop new approaches to migration policy in origins and destinations.
- Geographic Access and Spatial Clustering of Section 90 Pharmacies – 1990 to 2014: An Exploratory Analysis (Australian Government – Department of Health)
Location has played an important role in the dissemination of government funding to section 90 pharmacies under the Rural Pharmacy Maintenance Allowance (RPMA) and other rural allowances administered by the Department of Health. The RPMA aims to facilitate, “improved access to Pharmaceutical Benefit Scheme (PBS) medicines and pharmacy services for people in rural and remote regions of Australia, through the provision of a support allowance which recognises the additional financial burden of maintaining a pharmacy in these areas” (RPMA Program Guidelines, July 2015).
The Hugo Centre was engaged by the Department of Health to address a series of research questions relating to the geographic access and spatial clustering of pharmacies in addition to other research questions based on the location of pharmacies across Australia. Each of the research questions proposed were based on analysis of pharmacies for three snapshot periods: 30 June 1990; 30 June 2007; and 30 June 2014. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) spatial analysis techniques were applied to consider the specific location based questions proposed by the Department. The final report is available for download, including appendix 1, appendix 2, appendix 3, appendix 4, and appendix 5.
- Improving Migrant Health: Identifying and Addressing the Health Needs of Migrants in Australia (Australian Research Council - DECRA)
There is a growing concern among international health experts that migrants globally experience worse health outcomes than non-migrants, and the socio-economic reasons behind this are not fully understood. Australia is among the countries with the largest migrant population, however little research has been conducted to understand the health needs of migrants in this country.
The purpose of this study was to identify health risks faced by migrants in Australia and the social determinants creating and reproducing health disparities among them. The results of the project contributed to international research on migrant health and informed national policy of better ways to promote migrant health and social equality in Australia.
- More than A to B: The Role of Free Public Transport in Social Engagement and Well-being for Older Australians (Illawarra Research Trust (IRT) - Research Foundation)
Free public transport travel has enabled better access to goods and services for many older South Australians, but it may also provide less tangible benefits, such as opportunities for meaningful social interaction and a sense of participation, belonging and visibility in the public arena.
This research used Adelaide (South Australia) as a case study to focus on the provision of free public transport in maintaining mobility for older citizens. The study evaluated the impact of introducing free transport on well-being and social engagement for older people, providing an empirical and spatial contribution to understanding of the social mechanisms that link mobility practices and well-being.
- South Australian National Football League (SANFL) Spatial Information Database (SANFL and Office for Recreation and Sport, SA Government)
The aim of the project is the to development of a South Australian Football Spatial Information Database (SID), integrating player, umpire and Auskick databases with selected Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) demographic data and the locations of schools, football clubs and local leagues. The SID, when integrated into a Geographical Information System (GIS), becomes a valuable planning tool to: (1) understanding the role Australian Rules Football plays in the health and wellbeing of South Australians; (2) providing new information critical to current and future inclusions strategies for developing the sport in South Australia; and (3) informing development decisions on appropriate competitions and pathways for the sports future growth at a regional and local level.
- Climate Change and Migration in China: theoretical, empirical and policy dimensions (Australian Research Council - Discovery Project)
This study analysed the complex relationship between climate change and migration by focussing in depth on two areas in China anticipated as being major hotspots of climate change impact. This research provided insight into national and international policy development in Climate Change mitigation and adaptations.
- Internal Migration and Social Security in China (Ford Foundation)
As a result of its dramatic economic reforms and social and demographic transformations of the past 30 years, China had experienced the largest global rural-to-urban labour migration in recent times. This particular segment of the Chinese population currently consists of some 230 million migrants.
This research aimed to investigate the dynamic process of various migrant subgroups' participation in social protection programs and its implications for their socio-economic and health wellbeing and social justice. The issue is addressed by fully integrating the contextual factors that influence both migration and social protection participation through a holistic approach involving case studies in one destination area and one origin area which exemplify the major ‘target' and ‘source' areas of migrants in China. This research also involved an explicit and detailed assessment of the appropriateness of institutional and governance frameworks to manage social protection and human mobility.
- Metro ARIA (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN))
Accessibility measures make it possible to investigate the relationship between location and health, well-being, service utilisation, and service provision. With no standard metropolitan accessibility measure available across Australia, the Metropolitan Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (Metro ARIA) project provides valuable information for urban researchers and service planners to assess metropolitan geographic access equity.
Metro ARIA is a composite spatial index that reflects the ease or difficulty people face accessing basic services within a metropolitan context. Based on the widely used Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia Plus (ARIA+) methodology, Metro ARIA is derived from the measurement of road distances from land parcels within Australia's eight capital cities to services locations belonging to five service themes: (1) Education; (2) Health; (3) Shopping; (4) Public Transport; and (5) Financial/Postal Services. In addition to the final composite index, accessibility classifications (ranging from high to low) for each of the five service themes can be used for standalone analysis. The resulting six accessibility indices have been aligned to Statistical Area 1 census units for easy integration with Australian census datasets to inform current research and stimulate new research opportunities. Metro ARIA is one of over 1,000+ datasets currently available to urban researchers through the AURIN portal. The Metro ARIA Information Sheet offers further details.
- OECD Comparable and Other Selected Small Area Indicators (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN))
This project developed a suite of indicators across a number of domains which can be used to access and measure local community socio-economic performance at the Statistical Area 2 (SA2) geographic level. More information is available from the AURIN website.
- Pilot Test of a Standard Methodology for Assessing Outcomes for Migrant Workers (International Labour Organisation (ILO))
This project involved working in collaboration with the ILO to pilot test a standard methodology for assessing the outcomes of low skilled labour migration from Indonesia to South Korea. It used a mixed methods approach to assess the outcomes of low skilled labour migration from Indonesia to South Korea especially for the migrants and their employers. The project suggested improvements to the ILO Standard Methodology for Assessing Outcomes for Migrant Workers.
- Relationship Between the Distribution and Provision of Public Toilets and Local Population Characteristics (Australian Urban Research Infrastructure Network (AURIN))
There are many dimensions connected to the maintenance and provision of public toilets across Australia. These include: how many there are; where they are located; and whether the pattern of distribution matches the characteristics of local populations and is equitable across areas of different socioeconomic status. This research compared the National Toilet Map data with Australian Census data for key demographic characteristics at different spatial levels.
- Systematic Review of Australian Research on Older People from CALD Backgrounds to Provide & Promote Translation of Research into CALD Aged Care Practices (Federation of Ethnic Community Councils of Australia (FECCA))
The objective of this review was to identify current evidence and any gaps in research and evidence about best practice in meeting the health, well-being and social inclusion needs of CALD older people as they age. This review offered aged care providers access to information and research that enables better informed services. The outcomes of the review were a first step to identifying research needs and priorities in CALD ageing and aged care and preparing a means for pursuing a CALD ageing and aged care research agenda. The Final Report and Fact Sheets are available for download.
- Australia's Baby Boomer Generation, Obesity and Work Patterns, Causes and Implications (Australian Research Council - Linkage Project)
Baby boomers have the highest level of obesity of any Australian age cohort and this threatens to increase chronic disease incidence thus potentially increasing health costs and reducing their capacity to maintain and/or extend their participation in the workforce. This project identified and investigated factors influencing the eating and exercise patterns of baby boomers. The study aimed to identify key intervention points and provide policy makers with evidence and guidance for targeted interventions. Some findings from the project can be accessed by clicking on the links below:
- Enabling Rural Migrant Settlement in South Australia (Local Government Research and Development Scheme)
Selective migration programmes and initiatives have been introduced to achieve a more even population distribution and to arrest regional and rural decline characterised by labour shortages, depopulation and ageing. There are emerging trends, patterns and issues related to settlement that are not well understood, particularly among migrants with humanitarian backgrounds. It has been noted by the research team that there has been some measure of success in the Limestone Coast region of South Australia with regional migration schemes. In addition this area has seen a marked increase in un-planned, organic settlement in some towns. This project aimed to explore the patterns and drivers of settlement of migrants, particularly those with a humanitarian visa background, in rural and regional Australia and observe their experiences of settlement in these rural regions. The Enabling Rural Migrant Settlement final report is available for download.
- Improving the Evidence Base on Asylum Seekers (Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC))
There is very little empirical research on the decision making process of irregular migrants in Asia or even globally. This is understandable given the inherent difficulties of identifying and approaching irregular migrants. This study adopted a mixed method multi-site approach involving qualitative and quantitative primary and secondary data collected in both Sri Lanka and Australia. It sought to collect information from irregular migrants themselves, their families and from a range of key stakeholders who influence the migration process and/or have deep knowledge of that process. One of the key elements of the study investigated the contextual influences on the migration and especially the respective roles of the migration industry and the social networks of intending migrants, especially those in Australia with the Sri Lankan community.
- Indonesia as a Transit Country in Irregular Migration to Australia - Patterns, Processes and Policy Implications (Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC))
This study involved an analysis of the role played by Indonesia in irregular migration into Australia. Transiting is a key but neglected element in much irregular migration. This study utilised information from a survey of asylum seekers in transit in Indonesia together with in-depth interviews of intending asylum seekers and other stakeholders to investigate the irregular migration process. Transit locations not only play a significant role in many irregular migration processes but they also constitute an important location in which to study irregular migration because the migrants are still in the process of moving. Studying migrants at a point of transit can yield important insights into the process of irregular migration and also is a potential point of policy intervention. Transit countries have long been recognised as playing an important role in irregular migration into Europe and North America but they have been little considered in the Asia-Pacific region. The Indonesia as a Transit Country final report is available for download.
- Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA) 2011 (University of Adelaide)
- Adelaide City Council Representation Review (Adelaide City Council)
Population analysis and ward modelling to support the Adelaide City Council 2012 Representation Review.
- Analysis of Blood Donation Data (Australian Red Cross Blood Service)
This project aimed to demonstrate the benefits of spatial analysis, leveraging GIS capabilities. This project utilises Australian Red Cross Blood Service (Blood Service) donation data from 1 January 2009 to 31 December 2012 from eight strategically selected blood donation sites across South Australia, as a pilot study. This project was intended to highlight spatial analysis approaches that could be adopted by the Blood Service to consider trends and patterns within collected donation data to inform organisational planning and decision making.
- Analysis of Demographic Processes Which Presently Represent Important Policy Areas in Australian Cities and Regions (National Growth Areas Alliance)
The 2006-11 period was one of unprecedented population growth in Australia - the population increased by 1.89 million or 9.2 percent compared with 1.18 million (6.1 percent) between 2001-06 (ABS, 2013). This growth brought with it a number of challenges and opportunities for Australia. However, this growth is not randomly distributed across Australia. One of the main areas to have experienced this growth is the outer metropolitan areas of Australia's mainland capital cities. This report summarises some major dimensions of recent population dynamics in the local government areas located in these zones in Australian capitals which are part of the National Growth Areas Alliance. Understanding these population dynamics within Alliance LGAs is vital as they present a number of challenges and opportunities with important policy implications. The NGAA final report is available for download.
- Australia-China Food Research Group Mission: Multidisciplinary Projects Related to Sustainable Futures (The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF))
A set of key issues associated with food security are of very great significance in the Australian relationship with China, and research on the design and implementation of policy to best achieve food security in both countries is urgently required. The Group Mission involved scoping, prioritisation and refinement development of a package of potential work on food security with focus on research on: trade and investment policy; technology, while responding to climate change; population dynamics and structural change; health and nutrition.
- Demographic Analysis of Charles Sturt (City of Charles Sturt)
Using an analysis of 2010 population projections for the period 2006-2026 in the Council area and the four SLAs within its boundaries and placing this profile within the context of the 30 Year Plan for Greater Adelaide.
- Demographic Trends in South Australia and their Implications for Community Demands on Councils and their Capacity to Meet those Demands (Local Government Association SA)
This project identified the major contemporary and emerging demographic trends which are influencing the populations of council areas in South Australia, with the aim of spelling out the implications of these trends for South Australian councils. The project concentrated on analysing changing trends and patterns of population growth in South Australia focusing especially on changing patterns of internal and international migration.
- Examining Disability Service Need (Novita Children's Services)
Mapping and statistical analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics census data and Novita client data.
- Extreme Heat and Climate Change – Adaptation in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF))
This study addressed ‘Understanding vulnerabilities and adaptive capacity’, an NCCARF high priority research topic. Specifically, it focused on the topic ‘Understanding the equity dimensions of current and future vulnerability’.
The study analysed the vulnerability of migrants and refugees to climate change. This was achieved by identifying cultural and linguistic barriers limiting adaptation to extreme heat and climate change in Australia’s multicultural society.
- General Practitioner Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (GPARIA): Rural Retention Project (Department of Health and Ageing)
This project was designed to assist the Department for Health and Ageing in recognising and retaining long serving general practitioners (GPs) in rural and remote communities so that a reasonable level of access to medical care in Australia could be maintained. This resulted in the development of the General Practitioner Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (GPARIA).The methodology that was used to develop the index was based on the Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA). More information is available from the GPARIA information page.
- Impact of Climate Change on Disadvantaged Groups: Issues and Interventions (National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF))
This study investigated the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of disadvantaged groups to the adverse impacts of climate change and identified interventions which can enhance resilience and counteract these effects in South Australia. Working with the South Australian Social Inclusion Unit, this study incorporated detailed mixed method studies of three local government areas in S.A. which are expected to experience significant climate change impacts over the next half century and which represent differing environmental and human settings. Working with key stakeholders, the project generated a set of specific policy and program recommendations.
More information is available from the archived project page.
- Mobile Populations in Australia, (National Seachange Taskforce Inc)
The project explored the problems that coastal LGAs throughout Australia have in estimating the size of mobile populations within their areas, and the future potential impact of baby boomers seeking a sea change. The final report, entitled Time and tide: moving towards an understanding of temporal population changes in coastal Australia is available for download.
- Population Mobility in Australia's Regions (Regional Australia Institute)
The overall aim of the project was to provide a summary analysis of major trends in population dynamics in Australian regions and to initiate a discussion of implications stemming from these trends and the development of policy approaches that may address some of these implications. Disaggregating elements of population change at the local area level is crucial to understanding the dynamics of population change and mobility and for projecting future variations in the size and composition of the local communities and regions. Accordingly, this study built on an established methodology to drill down into the complexities of population dynamics at the local area level across Australia over the 2006-2011 periods and developed a typology of population change in specified areas of regional Australia. Policy and Research Briefings (Volume 1) which include 'Regional Australia' in the title relate to this project.
- State-based Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia Plus Plus (SARIA++) 2011 (NSW Department for Education and Communities)
Updating of the SARIA++ index utilising 2011 Australian Census data, for New South Wales.
- Demographic Profile of the Copper Coast (District Council of the Copper Coast)
This project developed a demographic profile of the Copper Coast Local Government Area through a survey of residents and holiday home owners.
- Linking Rural Older People to Community through Technology (Department of Health and Ageing)
This multi-phase project aimed to explore access and connection to the wider community for older Australians in rural and remote locations through the use of new communication technologies. This project included the collection of preliminary data through surveys with older people living in the community (n=860) and community aged care service providers (n=130), and in depth interviews with 201 older people. This was followed by two pilot projects, one with older community members over 12 months using laptop computers and Apple iPads in 2011 and the second with community aged care service providers using iPads to enable streamlined service provision in rural and remote areas in late 2011 and early 2012. Results from the study showed that given opportunity, training and support older people will use ICTs to increase frequency of contact with family and friend ties and make new social connections.
There is a potential demand by this older cohort for simpler, age specific designs in new technologies and appropriate training, with the second pilot study suggesting that community aged care providers may be the ideal conduit for introduction and support with new forms of ICTs for older people. The project was successfully completed in August 2012. The Linking Rural Older People final report is available for download.
- New Information and Communication Technologies and the Elderly: Practice, Problems and Potential (Australian Research Council - Linkage Project)
Accessing services, isolation and loneliness are significant problems for older Australians and compromise their wellbeing. This study investigated the extent to which older people currently use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in their daily lives and identified the barriers to greater take up of ICT, which could enhance their access to networks and services.
- Patterns of Intergenerational Transfers of Time and Money in Australia (National Seniors Australia)
This research was based primarily on a quantitative national computer-assisted telephone interviewing survey of over 600 Australians aged 50 years and over conducted in 2011, exploring the nature of transfers of time and money between family generations. It also included qualitative data from in-depth follow-up interviews with a subset of survey participants conducted in 2012.
This project examined the dimensions and range of contributions made by older people to younger generations, exploring: motivations for transfers; flows of time and money transfers and if they are substituted for each other; what transfers are used for; their timing and value; and implications for service provisions, welfare and the balance of public-private support. The Intergenerational Transfers of Time and Money final report is available for download.
- South Australian National Football League (SANFL)
Population modelling and support to the SANFL Boundary Commission for the remodelling of club recruitment zones, utilising GIS technology.
- Survey of Baby Boomers (South Australian Active Ageing Research Cluster)
This project used a CATI survey of 1,204 South Australian baby boomers to document current circumstances in labour force participation, health, housing, leisure activities, internet use, use of local government services, caring, volunteer work and use of different types of transport. The Survey Results are available for download.
Australian Research Council - Linkage Project - Australian Diasporas and Brain Gain: Exploring Current and Potential Transnational Linkages
Department of Immigration and Citizenship - The Population Distribution Effects of Migration in Australia
Asian Development Bank - Addressing Climate Change and Migration in the Asia Pacific
Australian Research Council Discovery Project - Circular Migration in Asia, the Pacific and Australia: Empirical, Theoretical and Policy Dimensions
Australian Research Council Linkage Project - Measuring Accessibility to Cardiovascular Services Throughout Australia via Applied Spatial Technology (GIS) - Cardiac ARIA
City of Charles Sturt - Impact of the 30 Year Plan on the Demography of Charles Sturt
Australian Research Council Discovery Project - Rural Migrant Labour in Large Chinese Cities
Australian Research Council Linkage Project - Australia's Baby Boomer Generation: Obesity at Work - Patterns, Causes and Implications
Australian Research Council Linkage Project - The Development and Testing of a Theory of the Processes That Shape Material Culture Diversity Using a New Guinea Dataset.
Australian Research Council Linkage Project - Exploring Relationships Between Material Culture and Language, Propinquity, Population, Subsistence and Environment in the Upper Sepik-Central New Guinea Regions.
Australian Research Council Linkage Project - Obesity, Health, Social Disadvantage and Environment in Australia: Relationships and Policy Implications
Baker and McKenzie - Migration Patterns from Hong Kong to Australia
Department of Health and Ageing - Pharmacy/Doctor Accessibility in Communities Throughout Australia
Department of Planning and Local Government (Planning SA) - Analysis of Recent (2001-2006) and Likely Future (2006-2036) Trends in International Migration to South Australia
State-wide Superannuation - Demography and Superannuation: A South Australian Perspective, 2009
Barossa and Light Regional Development Board - Barossa and Light Population Strategy
Commonwealth Grants Commission - Redevelopment of State ARIA (SARIA) Classifications for Australia, Based on the 2006 Australian Census
City of Onkaparinga - Data and Map Production in Relation to the City of Onkaparinga Representation Review
City of Port Adelaide Enfield - Ward Modelling in Relation to City of Port Adelaide Enfield Representation Review
Department of Families and Communities (SA) - State of Ageing in South Australia
Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) - Population Movement in the Pacific
Griffith University - Profiling Staff
Life Care Churches of Christ - Analysis of Change in the Older Population in South Australia
OECD Development Centre - Migration Management: Policy Options and Impacts on Development. A Case Study on Indonesia, in the Framework of the OECD Project on Managing Migration to Support Economic Growth
Property Council of Australia (Queensland Division), A Study on Identifying the Social and Economic Impacts of Population Limits (CAPS)
Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) Victoria - Analysis of Client Database
- Academy of Social Sciences in Australia - Sustainability of Australian Rural Communities Access to Regional Services
- ACT Forestry - Integration of ACT Forestry Data into a GIS
- Adelaide City Council - The City of Adelaide Governance Review
- Adelaide Football Club - Crows Supporters: Who Are They, and Where Do They Come From?
- Anglican Schools Commission - Preparation of Population Projections for Adelaide's Western Suburbs
- Attorney General's Department (NSW) - Outlet Density Measures for NSW Liquor Outlets
- AURISA - Managing a Potential Influenza Pandemic in Australia Using a Spatial Decision Support System
- Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering - Echuca's Changing Population
- Australian Bankers Association - Accessibility to Financial Institutions; Data Analysis and Mapping
- Australian Bankers Association - Background Paper for Parliamentary Enquiry into Provision of Banking Services in Rural and Remote Australia
- Australian Bankers Association - Banking in Rural Australia
- Australian Bureau of Statistics - Rethinking the ASGC: Some Conceptual and Practical Issues
- Australian Electoral Commission - Election Returns at Polling Booth Level
- Australian Family Services - Analysis and Mapping of Australian Government Funded Family Services
- Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute and University of New South Wales - Internal Migration in Australia
- Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, representing the Australian Bureau of Statistics - Short term Housing Projections
- Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute, representing the Australian Bureau of Statistics - Development of a Consistent National Set of Housing and Urban Density Measures
- Australian Institute of Criminology - Mapping Crime Levels in Australia
- Australian Population, Immigration and Multicultural Research Program - Internal Migration in Australia
- Australian Research Council - Internal Migration in Australia & Britain: Levels and Trends in an Age-Period-Cohort Framework
- Australian Research Council Discovery Project - Temporary Migration to and From Australia: Changing Patterns, Causes and Implications
- Australian Research Council - National Urban Indicators
- Australian Research Council - New Information and Communication Technologies and the Elderly: Practice, Problems and Potential
- Business SA - An Analysis of the South Australian Population at the 2001 Census
- Catholic Education SA (CESA), Demographic Analysis and Population Projections of Primary and Secondary School Populations
- Centre for Kidney Research, Westmead, NSW - Mapping ARIA+, SEIFA and DEST SES scores to Screened Towns, ATSIC Regions and Screening Areas
- Centre for Telecommunication Information Networking (CTIN) - Heartlands Project Map
- Centrelink - ARIA Business Tool, Centrelink Regional Microsimulation Modelling project
- Centrelink - Development and Implementation of a Microsimulation Model
- City of Burnside - A Population and Demographic Analysis for the City of Burnside, 2001-2021
- City of Charles Sturt - Accessibility to Library Services in the City of Charles Sturt
- City of Noarlunga - Ward Boundary Analysis
- City of Playford - A Population Policy for the City of Playford
- City of Playford - Mapping Industry and Technology Centres
- Colin Pardoe - Mapping Archaeological Data From the Medindie Lakes Region
- Commission for Children and Young People (NSW) - Mapping for Child Death Review Team, and Supply of ARIA+ values
- City of Port Adelaide and Enfield - The Changing Port and Peninsula - Impacts on Children and Young People
- Commonwealth Bureau of Rural Sciences - Social Catchment Areas
- Commonwealth Grants Commission - ARIA: A Public Sector Variation
- Connor Holmes Consulting - Adelaide City Council Capacity study: Census Data Analysis in a GIS Platform
- Connor Holmes Consulting - Analysis of Land Use, Zoning and Site Significance for Nine Sites in Adelaide
- Connor Holmes Consulting - Demographic and Journey to Work analysis, Barossa and Light Council
- Connor Holmes Consulting - Identifying and Mapping Industry Activity in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area
- Crippled Children's Association - Metropolitan and Country Region Analysis
- Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) - Cultana Ranges Environmental Report
- Department of Environment and Heritage (ACT) - Suburbanisation Vs Re-urbanisation
- Department of Further Education, Employment, Science and Technology - Digital Access Indicators and Unmet Demand Estimation: A Prototype Study for Yorke Peninsula
- Department of Health and Ageing - A Comparison of the ARIA (Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia) and RRMA (Rural, Remote and Metropolitan Areas) Classification Methodologies for Measuring Remoteness in Australia
- Department of Health and Ageing - Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia (ARIA)
- Department of Health and Ageing - Accessibility to Female GPs
- Department of Health and Ageing - Development and Maintenance of Web-based Tools for Rural Retention Payments
- Department of Health and Ageing - Development of a MRI GIS
- Department of Health and Ageing - Geographic Measure of Relative Remoteness: The Development of a Geographic Measure Capable of More Refined Differentiation in Urban Areas Than Provided by Current Measures
- Department of Health and Ageing - Geospatial Analysis and Advice for Divisions of General Practice Boundary Re-alignment
- Department of Health and Ageing - GP Rural Retention (GPARIA)
- Department of Health and Ageing - Health Service Provision in Non-Metropolitan Australia
- Department of Health and Ageing - Hosting and Support of National Continence Management Strategy Public Toilet Mapping Internet Site and Supply of Public Toilet Data to Other Agencies
- Department of Health and Ageing - Incontinence Mapping, as Part of the National Toilet Map Project and Development of the Toilet Map Web Server
- Department of Health and Ageing - Influenza Pandemic Model (Meltzer Model)
- Department of Health and Ageing - Modelling an Influenza pandemic
- Department of Health and Ageing - National Public Toilet Map
- Department of Health and Ageing - Pharmacy ARIA Redevelopment, Development of Web Servers and Creation and Maintenance of Locality Concordance Files
- Department of Health and Ageing - Pharmacy Remoteness Index (PHARIA)
- Department of Health and Ageing - Preparation of SA Regional Health Service Plan 2001 Map
- Department of Health and Ageing - Radiation Oncology Project
- Department of Health and Ageing - Review of GPARIA Index
- Department of Health and Ageing - Rural Retention Payment Scheme
- Department of Health and Ageing - Use of GIS in Communicable Disease Control
- Department of Health and Ageing - Whooping Cough
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (SA) - Developing Small Area Urban Indicators for Policy Research in Australia
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (SA) - Electronic Metropolitan Development Program
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (SA) - Using Census Data to Investigate and Model Changes to Average Household Size Over Time and Space
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (SA) - Using Electricity Meter Removals to Monitor and Model Dwelling Demolitions in Adelaide
- Department of Human Services (SA) - Common Clients Project
- Department of Human Services (SA) - DHS Decision Support With GIS
- Department of Human Services (SA) - Drivers of Contemporary and Future Housing Demand in Adelaide and Outer Adelaide
- Department of Human Services (South Australia) - Common Clients Project: Using GIS to Identify Common Metropolitan Clients Within Six Departmental Databases
- Department of Human Services (South Australia) - Extension of Prototype GIS for Health Delivery Services
- Department of Human Services (South Australia) - Prototype Spatial Information Support System for Northern Metropolitan Community Health Service
- Department of Human Services (Victoria) - Mapping Victorian Towns With/Without Fluoridated Water
- Department of Human Services (Victoria) - The Development of a Health and Geo-demographic GIS
- Department of Industry Science and Resources - Collaboration on Science and Technology, Australia and Indonesia (COSTAI), Integration of Expert Systems, Remote Sensing and GIS for Environmental Sustainability
- Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research - The Environmental and Social Sustainability of the Citarum Watershed in West Java
- Department of Premier and Cabinet (SA) - Socio-Economic Analysis of Whyalla in Eyre and Western or Northern Region
- Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria) and Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services - National Internal Migration Survey
- Department of Sustainability and Environment (Victoria) - Methodology for Internal Migration Survey
- Department of Trade and Economic Development (SA) - Family Friendly City Benchmarking Study
- Department of Trade and Economic Development (SA) - Interstate Migration Survey
- Department of Trade and Economic Development (South Australia) - Strategies for Encouraging Relocation to South Australia
- Department of Transport and Regional Services - Service Access in Regional Australia
- Department of Transport, Urban Planning and the Arts (SA) - A GIS Based Small Area Urbanization Forecasting Model
- ECH Inc (Elderly Citizens Homes) - Geocoding High, Low and Community Care Places and Incorporating This Data into a GIS
- ECH Inc (Elderly Citizens Homes) - Mapping 2001 Population Data and 2006-2021 Population Projections
- Edith Cowen University - Future Staffing Profile
- GISCA - Access and Equity in Education
- GISCA - Mapping Australia's Population
- GISCA - National Collaborative Project on Indicators for Sustainable Agriculture
- GISCA - Small Area Forecasting
- GISCA - Spatial Analysis of School Students
- GISCA - Spatial Database Integration Project
- Global Commission for International Migration - Migrants in Society: Diversity and Integration
- Global Commission for International Migration - Regional Study: East Asia, the Pacific and Australia
- Health Department (WA) - Indigenous Population Analysis
- Health Insurance Commission - Pharmacy Review Report
- John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School, Mirrabooka, WA - Socioeconomic/Demographic Analysis, and Population Projections Analysis for School Catchments
- Land Management Corporation (South Australia) - The Peachey Belt and Playford North Redevelopment Plan; Social and Demographic Analysis and Population Estimates
- Land Management Corporation (South Australia) - Port Adelaide Waterfront Development Report
- Lutheran Schools Association - Feasibility of Establishing a Lutheran Primary School in the North West Region of Adelaide
- Lutheran Schools Association - Blackwood/Highgate Catchment Analysis and Population Projections
- Lutheran Schools Association - Loxton Lutheran Riverland Catchment Analysis
- Lutheran Schools Association - Schools Catchment Analysis, Vineyard School, Clare, South Australia
- Lutheran Schools Association - Victor Harbor Encounter Lutheran School Catchment Analysis
Marryatville, Fremont/Elizabeth and Craigmore High Schools - Locational Analysis of Student Populations
- Marsh Pty Ltd, representing SAICORP (South Australian Insurance Corporation) - Construction of Internet Enabled Asset Management System
- Meals on Wheels (SA) Incorporated - Analysis of Existing Kitchen Catchment Areas, and Impact on These Sites of Future Eligible Population Change
- Metropolitan Domiciliary Care (South Australia) - Analysis of Key Demographic Data for Client Service Areas
- Metropolitan Domiciliary Care (South Australia) - Mapping Domiciliary Care Catchments
- National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) - Geocoding and Data Aggregation
- National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) - Do People's Environments Influence Their Habitual Physical Activity?
- Office for the Ageing (SA) - Accessibility to Aged Care Services
- Peter Smailes (GISCA) - Identifying the Spatial Pattern of Social Service Provision in Rural Communities
- Planning SA - Migration and Fertility Assumptions for Population Projection Purposes
- Playford City Council - Mapping Industry Distributions
- Public Health and Information Development Unit - Social Health Atlas
- Pulteney Grammar School, Anglican Schools Liaison - Feasibility of Establishing Flinders College at Port Augusta
- R A MacDonald and Associates - Catchment Analysis of the Evanston Area
- R A MacDonald and Associates - Demographic Report for Mt Barker and its Hinterland
- R A MacDonald and Associates - GIS Analysis of Hackham and Strathalbyn Catchment Area
- Rachel Aylward (GISCA) - Aged Care Facilities Mapping in Adelaide
- Rachel Aylward (GISCA) - Aged Care Future Report
- Red Cross Society (Victoria) - Geographical Analysis of the Donor Database
- Resthaven Inc. - Population Projections of Aged Persons, ASD and OASD
- Royal South Australian Bowling Club - Bowling Clubs in Adelaide: Facing the Future
- Sedgwick Pty Ltd and South Australian Insurance Corporation - Update Data on Insurance Dissemination
- South Australian Business Vision 2010 - South Australia's Contemporary Population: The Results of the 2001 Census of Population and Housing and its Implications
- South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet - Bringing Them Back Home
- South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet - Population Scenarios for South Australia and Age Structure Modelling
- South Australian Housing Trust and Pioneer Projects Australia - Social Impact of Public Housing Redevelopment Upon the Communities Forming "The Parks" in Adelaide
- South Australian National Football League (SANFL) - Analysis of 2001 Census for Boundary Adjustments - Boys 10-19 Years
- South Australian National Football League (SANFL) - Geocoding Members' Street Addresses and GIS Mapping
- South Australian National Football League (SANFL) - Boundary Analysis
- Southern Cross Care - Mapping Age Population Distributions and Accessibility to Aged Care
- Telstra - Preparation of a Database Containing Road Distances from Regional Exchanges to Other Exchanges
- University of Waikato - Strangers in Town
- Urban Pacific - Mapping "The Parks"
- Westfarmers - Accessibility of Rural Population to Nearest Bank
- Women's Health Australia - Women's Longitudinal Health Study
- Yankalilla Area Commerce and Community Association (YACCA) - Yankalilla Report: Survey Preparation, Delivery, Coding and Analysis