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The Centre of Full Employment and Equity in conjunction with the Urban Research Program (Griffith University) have developed the Employment Vulnerability Index (EVI) for suburbs across Australia. The Employment Vulnerability Index is an indicator that identifies those suburbs that have higher proportions of the types of jobs thought to be most at risk in the current economic climate. The construction of the EVI is explained in the EVI Technical Report (see link below).
The EVI is computed for Capital Cities (2593 metropolitan suburbs) and the suburbs located in the Australian Bureau of Statistics non-Metropolitan regional centres with more than 20,000 residents. In some cases this does not include suburbs in outer areas of regional cities as they are not included as part of the ABS’s urban centre categorisation.
The results cover over 75 per cent of the total Australian population which reflect the high degree of urbanisation in Australia.
The EVI divides suburbs into four categories depending on its EVI score:
|EVI risk category||% of Total Suburbs|
|Red alert - High risk||15.2%|
|Amber alert - Medium high risk||27.3%|
|Medium low risk||39.6%|
It should be noted that the underlying modelling used to compute the EVI takes into account both suburb and individual characteristics. As a result, any one person in a Red alert suburb may have little risk of job loss while any one person in a Low risk suburb might, in fact, be very vulnerable to job loss. But in aggregate, we expect the job losses to fall predominantly in the Red and Amber alert suburbs.
To examine the data for the suburbs you are interested in please select from the options available below.
You can download the Final EVI Report which includes an explanation of the methodology used to calculate the EVI; city by city commentary; tables, maps and statistics; and the major policy recommendations. [Report updated: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 - 15:01 - minor changes to Appendix tables].
Please select a city that you are interested in and choose the way you want the data ordered in the table that is generated. All the suburbs in the city you select will then be displayed.
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In the coming weeks we will present more complete maps with animated (drill-down) features and zoom properties. At present we provide slideshows for all the suburbs included in the EVI assessment.
For media - please ring Professor Bill Mitchell on 0419 422 410 or contact the CofFEE Office (see menu on left).
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