The Centre of Full Employment and Equity developed the Employment Vulnerability Index (EVI) for small regions across Australia. The EVI is a collaboration between Professors William Mitchell (CofFEE) and Scott Baum (Griffith University).
The Employment Vulnerability Index is an indicator that identifies the medium-sized areas that have higher proportions of the types of jobs thought to be most at risk when economic activity declines. The construction of the EVI is explained in the EVI Technical Report (see link below).
The Third Edition of the EVI has been calculated using the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing geography with the focus on Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) areas, which are closely aligned with the old regional classification known as Suburbs. The ABS define the SA2s as “a general-purpose medium-sized area built from whole SA1s. Their aim is to represent a community that interacts together socially and economically”.
EVI 3.0 thus maintains continuity with EVI 2.0, which was released in 2011 but was based on the 2011 Census data. The First Edition of the EVI (EVI 1.0) was calculated using the 2006 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing geography with the Suburb as the unit of focus. It was released to coincide with the onset of the Global Financial Crisis. We also recomputed EVI 1.0 at the time for the SA2 geographic boundaries to allow us to track changes since 2006. [Continues …]
Employment Vulnerability Index includes:
- Mapping tool
- View EVI Tables by City with Detailed Statistical Profiles
- EVI Technical Report
- Media Kit for Journalists
SOURCE: Mitchell, Bill and Baum, Scott. “Researchers map Emerging Disadvantage in Australia due to COVID-19 Job Loss.” Centre for Full Employment and Equity (CofFEE) , April 2020.
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