The Australia Inclusive Growth Score™

The Australia Inclusive Growth Score™

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Overview

Data-driven insights to measure inclusive growth

The Australian Inclusive Growth Score (AUS IGS) measures social and enconomic indicators at the Statistical Area Level 2 geography across the country using 23 key metrics from 9 different data sources.

Data-driven insights to measure inclusive growth

Details

Place

Place

Housing, infrastructure, and the built environment

†Mastercard highly aggregated and anonymised transaction data.

  • Inclusion

    Inclusion: Level of access to key resources and assets.

  • Growth

    Growth: Level of change in performance over time.


  • Travel Distance to Work

    Travel Distance to Work

    This metric measures the distance between workers' homes and workplaces

    Australian Bureau of Statistics


  • Public Transit Usage

    Public Transit Usage

    This metric measures the percentage of workers who use public transport as their main mode of travel to work

    Australian Bureau of Statistics


  • Housing Affordablity

    Housing Affordablity

    This metric indicates the ratio between the median house price and the median household income

    Australian Bureau of Statistics, CoreLogic


  • Residential Real Estate Value

    Residential Real Estate Value

    This metric indicates the percentage growth of value of residential real estate


  • Newly Built Housing

    Newly Built Housing

    This metric measures the number of new dwellings completed over time

    Australian Bureau of Statistics, CoreLogic


  • Extreme Weather Events

    Extreme Weather Events

    This metric measures the number of extreme weather events that affect an SA2, such as heatwaves, floods, droughts, etc.

    Australian Bureau of Meteorology


  • Accessible Parkland

    Accessible Parkland

    Inclusion Metric Percentage of Nature conservation reserve and Multiple-use public forest as a percentage of total land in an SA2


  • Internet Connectivity at Home

    Internet Connectivity at Home

    This metric measures the percentage of households that have a live internet connection

    Australian Bureau of Statistics

Economy

Economy

Business growth, jobs, and spending.

†Mastercard highly aggregated and anonymised transaction data.

  • Inclusion

    Inclusion: Level of access to key resources and assets.

  • Growth

    Growth: Level of change in performance over time.


  • Woman Owned Businesses

    Woman Owned Businesses

    This metric measures the percentage of female-owned businesses

    Australian Bureau of Statistics


  • Small Business Representation

    Small Business Representation

    This metric measures the percentage of their businesses are small (e.g. employing fewer than 20 people)


  • Commercial Diversity

    Commercial Diversity

    This metric measures the diversity of businesses based on their industry

    Australian Bureau of Statistics


  • Gini Coefficient

    Gini Coefficient

    This metric measures how evenly or unevenly household income is distributed

    Australian Bureau of Statistics


  • Spend Growth

    Spend Growth

    This metric measures the percentage change in consumer spending over a period of time

    Mastercard†


  • Unemployment Rate

    Unemployment Rate

    This metric shows the number of people looking for a job but unable to find one

    Australian Bureau of Statistics

Community

Community

Economic and social conditions.

†Mastercard highly aggregated and anonymised transaction data.

  • Inclusion

    Inclusion: Level of access to key resources and assets.

  • Growth

    Growth: Level of change in performance over time.


  • Pre-School Access

    Pre-School Access

    This metric measures the percentage of children who attend pre-school (or equivalent early childhood education)

    Australian Bureau of Statistics


  • Distance to Nearest Hospital

    Distance to Nearest Hospital

    This metric measures the accessibility of hospitals based on the distance from an SA2 to the nearest hospital

    Australian Bureau of Statistics


  • Access to Education

    Access to Education

    This metric measures the number of schools that are contained within an SA2

    Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority


  • Rental Assistance Recipients

    Rental Assistance Recipients

    This metric measures the total number of households receiving rental assistance as a percentage of all households in the SA2

    Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


  • NDIS Participants

    NDIS Participants

    This metric measures the total number of NDIS participants as a percentage of all people living in the SA2

    National Disability Insurance Scheme


  • Private Insurance Coverage

    Private Insurance Coverage

    This metric measures the total number of people with access to private insurance as a percentage of all people living in the SA2

    Public Health Information Development Unit


  • Life Expectancy

    Life Expectancy

    This metric measures the median age at death for all people living in the SA2

    Public Health Information Development Unit


  • Spending per Capita

    Spending per Capita

    This metric measures the average amount of money spent by each person

    Mastercard†


  • New Business

    New Business

    This metric measures how many new companies are formed every year

    Mastercard†

Metric Sources

Our Inclusive Growth Partners

  • The Paul Ramsay Foundation
  • Center for Social Impact

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