In collaboration with Dr Callie Little at the University of New England, TRA has utilised twin postal address data to gather geospatial information on all TRA-registered twins who have completed the Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire. This data is saved in an electronically secure de-identified format which can be made available to researchers for ethically approved projects.
Each twin’s postal address as of 2018 was geocoded to gather x,y coordinates. From there we have identified Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) 2016 ABS structure indicators and ABS socioeconomic status indicators, including:
This TRA resource can be used for determining area level socioeconomic status or calculating the distance to the closest public resource (eg hospital, park, lake), or other particular locations.