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Experimental Index of Household Advantage and Disadvantage

The Index of Household Advantage and Disadvantage (IHAD) is an index providing a measure of relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage

Reference period
2016
Released
26/02/2019
Next release Unknown
First release

Introduction

The experimental Index of Household Advantage and Disadvantage (IHAD) summarises relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage for households, using the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.

    Tablebuilder

    The IHAD has been made available via Census TableBuilder Pro as three separate datasets.

    1. Counting Dwellings, Place of Enumeration
    2. Counting Families, Place of Enumeration
    3. Counting Persons, Place of Enumeration


    TableBuilder Pro is an online data tool in which you can create tables, graphs and maps of Census data. It is designed to help you produce data specific to your needs through a flexible online user interface. For further information see the Census of Population and Housing: Community Profile, DataPack and TableBuilder Templates, Australia (cat. no. 2079.0).

    Data cubes

    The following IHAD data cubes are available from the Data downloads section:

    Statistical Areas Level 1

    Presents information at the household level; the percentage of households within each IHAD quartile for Statistical Areas Level 1 (SA1s).

    States and territories

    Presents information at the person level; the percentage of persons living in households within each IHAD quartile for states and territories, and Australia.

    All people living in a household are assigned the same IHAD quartile number that corresponds with their household's IHAD quartile number.

    For example, in Table 1 State and territory, percentage of persons in the IHAD quartiles, by Indigenous status; for people living in NSW, there are:

    • 17.4% of non-Indigenous people living in a household in the most disadvantaged IHAD quartile and
    • 43.2% of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people living in a household in the most disadvantaged IHAD quartile.

    Data downloads

    Statistical Area Level 1, percentage of households, IHAD 2016

    State and territory, percentage of persons, IHAD 2016