The Index of Relative Socioeconomic Advantage and Disadvantage (ABS 2016b)listed Port Augusta in South Australia’s top ten most disadvantaged Local Government Areas (LGA). Socioeconomic disadvantage is defined in terms of people’s access to material and social resources. Attributes include unemployment, income, poor educational attainment, insufficient service availability and disconnected community structure (ABS 2016b). These variables all contribute to individual, family and community vulnerability to social exclusion, isolation and child neglect (McDonald 2011).
|Place of Publication
|Flinders University, Australian Centre for Community Services Research
|Number of pages
|Published - Mar 2017