Data sources

Caritas Australia sources its data from the United Nations or other multi-governmental agencies. Where this is not possible, other sources are used including the USA Central Intelligence Agency’s ‘World Factbook’.

Caritas Australia updates the data twice a year. The last update was in May 2013. We encourage you to check data sources for the most up-to-date information.


Country Profile Data

Shaking handsNo. of partners

Indicator: The numbers of local partners Caritas Australia is working with in the country to implement programs.
Year: 2011 – 2012 financial year
Source: Caritas Australia internal accounts

Person workingNo. of programs

Indicator: The numbers of programs Caritas Australia has provided funding to in the country.
Year: 2011 – 2012 financial year
Source: Caritas Australia internal accounts

PeoplePeople helped

Indicator: The numbers of people who have received assistance from a program funded by Caritas Australia.
Year/s: 2011 – 2012 financial year
Source: Caritas Australia internal accounts
Exceptions: For Emergency Responses, People helped refers to total number of people helped in the duration of the emergency response (not only those within the financial year period).

FamilyCountry population

Indicator: Total population, both sexes combined.
Year/s: 2015 for most countries
Source: World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision, United Nations Population Division, UN Data
Exceptions
Australia (Indigenous)
Indicator: As above
Year/s: 2011
Source: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Population, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Dollar signLiving on less than $1.25 a day

Indicator: The proportion of the population living in households where the average daily consumption per person is less than $1.25 a day adjusted for purchasing power parity (PPP). This indicator sometimes refers to “$1 per day” in the Millennium Development Goals, as this was the poverty line in 2005.
Year/s: Various. For those countries that do not have recent data on this indicator, GDP per capita is used instead. 
Source: Millennium Development Goals Database, United Nations Statistics Division, UN Data

Dollar signGDP per capita

Indicator: GDP – per capita $US (PPP, 2013)
Year/s: 2013
Source: World Factbook

 


Global Issues Data

Person workingNo. of programs

Indicator: The numbers of programs funded by Caritas Australia that have this issue as a key focus
Year: 2011 – 2012 financial year
Source: Caritas Australia internal accounts

GlobeNo. of countries

Indicator: The number of countries where Caritas Australia has programs which focus on this issue.
Year: 2011 – 2012 financial year
Source: Caritas Australia internal accounts

 

Health Child mortality: the probability for a child to die before reaching the age of five (number of deaths per 1,000 live births)
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 

Maternal mortality: the annual number of maternal deaths from any cause related to pregnancy (number of deaths per 100,000 live births)
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 (Data for 2013)
Disability icon People living with a disability
Source: United Nations Enable – Factsheet on Persons with Disabilities

% living with a developing country:
Source: United Nations Enable – Factsheet on Persons with Disabilities
Disaster risk reduction icon People affected by natural disasters:
Source: UN, Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations (Data for 2013)

People killed by natural disasters:
Source: UN, Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations (Data for 2013)
Education icon Enrollment of primary school aged children: proportion of primary-school aged children enrolled in primary education
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 (Data for 2012)

Youth literacy rates: the proportion of the population aged 15-24 years who can both read and write
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 (Data for 2012)
Emergency icon Number of natural disasters:
Source: UN, Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations (Data for 2013)

Number of countries affected:
Source: Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (2011)
Indigenous Rights icon % of people who are Indigenous:
Source: UN, State of the world's Indigenous peoples, 2009

% of poor people who are Indigenous:
Source: UN, State of the world's Indigenous peoples, 2009
Water icon People without access to clean water: the proportion of people using an ‘improved drinking water source’ (including piped water, public tap/ standpipe, borehole, protected dug well, protected spring, rainwater collection)
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 (Data for 2012)

People without access to sanitation: the proportion of people using an ‘improved sanitation facility’ (including flush/ pour-flush toilets or latrines, septic tank, ventilated improved pit latrines)
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 (Data for 2012)
Food icon Number of people undernourished: the number of people estimated to be suffering from
chronic hunger in 2011–2013
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014

% in developing countries: the proportion of undernourished people who live in a developing country in 2011-2013
Source: calculated from The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014
HIV/AIDS icon People living with HIV: the number of people living with HIV.
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 (Data for 2012)

People receiving anti-retroviral therapy: the proportion of people eligible for treatment actually receiving antiretroviral therapy in developing regions.
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 (Data for 2012)
Women icon Maternal mortality rate: the annual number of maternal deaths from any cause related to pregnancy (number of deaths per 100,000 live births)
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 (Data for 2013)

Ratio of primary school aged enrollment of girls to boys: girls' primary school enrollment ratio in relation to boys' primary school enrollment ratio (expressed as number of girls enrolled for every 100 boys enrolled)
Source: The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 (Data for 2012)

It is important to consider the limitations in development data, especially for countries in which reliable information is often lacking. For a good discussion on measurement difficulties, including links to further sources, read If we can’t really measure progress towards the MDGs, how do we measure the aid program results?, by Jane Thomason, Development Policy Blog, 9 July 2012.