Indicators of poverty and disadvantage in Queensland

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A strong evidence base is critical to developing and implementing policies, programs and interventions that are effective in improving the lives of people living on low incomes and people experiencing disadvantage. This report is a contribution to developing this evidence base, and an effort to raise awareness of both the extent of poverty and disadvantage in Queensland as well as the complexity and interrelated nature of the issues.

To establish the framework, QCOSS analysed more than 300 potential indicators and associated measures of poverty and disadvantage. A careful process of interrogation and testing was done to arrive at the final 37 measures in the framework.

The indicators were organised into five domains:
1. Economic
2. Health
3. Education
4. Housing
5. Family and community

Read the Indicators of poverty and disadvantage in Queensland report.

1 October 2013