Grey literature refers to all types of publications that are not published commercially in books or journals. Grey literature is generally not subject to peer review, but it can often be a good source of up-to-date information. Alternatively, it can provide a valuable historical link to how things were done in the past.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is an independent statutory agency. They produce authoritative and accessible information and statistics to inform and support better policy and service delivery decisions, leading to better health and wellbeing for all Australians. The AIHW releases around 180 publications a year, including:
Australia's health 2022 is the AIHW's 18th biennial report on the health of Australians. It is a mix of short statistical updates and longer discussions exploring selected topical health issues, including a focus on the health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Australia’s health also serves as a ‘report card’ on the health of Australians by looking at how we are faring as a nation.
Australia's welfare 2021 is the AIHW's 15th biennial welfare report. It is a mix of short statistical snapshots and long-form articles exploring topical welfare issues. Australia’s welfare also serves as a ‘report card’ on the welfare of Australians by looking at how we are faring as a nation.
Determinants of health are factors that influence how likely we are to stay healthy or to become ill or injured. Many of the key drivers of health reside in our everyday living and working conditions—the circumstances in which we grow, live, work and age. These social determinants can strengthen or undermine the health of individuals and communities.
Canadian Statistics Resources
Statistics Canada Census Profile - search or browse for communities, postal code or geographic areas. Chosen area can then be compared with e.g. a province or select the Geographic Hierarchies icon to change your comparison area to Canada as a whole.
Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) is a product developed by the ABS that ranks areas in Australia according to relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage. The indexes are based on information from the five-yearly Census.
SEIFA 2016 has been created from Census 2016 data, and includes interactive maps for:
Socioeconomic and geographical variations in health are highlighted in interactive maps, graphs and topic specific atlases, and supported by data tables and metadata. Where available, data are analysed by age, sex and Indigenous status.
PHIDU's emphasis is on the publication of small area statistics for monitoring inequality in health and wellbeing, and for supporting opportunities to improve population health outcomes.
.Idcommunity - suburb-based community profiles for councils across Australia and New Zealand.
BOSCAR - NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research, Crime Mapping Tool shows crime reports in NSW Local Government Areas, suburbs or postcodes.
DOTE2015 (Dropping off the Edge 2015) - Information related to disadvantaged and advantaged areas within Australia. From the Findings menu select State to view, or use the Map to locate specific areas.
Charles Sturt University acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which its campuses are located, paying respect to Elders, both past and present, and extend that respect to all First Nations Peoples.
Charles Sturt University is an Australian University, TEQSA Provider Identification: PRV12018. CRICOS Provider: 00005F.