A new socioeconomic index for Australia

McMillan, Julie, Beavis, Adrian and Jones, Frank L. (2009) A new socioeconomic index for Australia. Journal of Sociology, 45 2: 123-149. doi:10.1177/1440783309103342

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Author McMillan, Julie
Beavis, Adrian
Jones, Frank L.
Title A new socioeconomic index for Australia
Journal name Journal of Sociology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1440-7833
Publication date 2009-06-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1440783309103342
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 45
Issue 2
Start page 123
End page 149
Total pages 27
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Language eng
Subject 3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract This article provides an overview of the development of a new occupational status scale, the Australian Socioeconomic Index 2006 (AUSEI06). This is the latest in the series of ANU scales, which since 1965 have provided a means for researchers to convert data coded in accordance with official occupational classifications into occupational status scores. The ANU scales have been widely used in fields such as sociology, education, economics and health. The new scale has been developed in response to the introduction of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Recent changes in the structure of the labour market are taken into account through the use of 2006 Australian Census data for scale development. In addition, the naming convention of the scale has been revised in order to better reflect its nature: the Australian (AU) Socioeconomic Index (SEI) 2006 (06) or AUSEI06.
Keyword ANU scale
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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