Building a Static Spatial Microsimulation Model: Data Preparation

  • Rebecca CassellsEmail author
  • Riyana Miranti
  • Ann Harding
Part of the Understanding Population Trends and Processes book series (UPTA, volume 6)


This chapter details issues and specific measures that need to be taken into account when preparing and harmonising sample survey and census data to build a spatial microsimulation model. Transforming and manipulating these data sources, so that they are as compatible as possible, will ensure that the spatial microsimulation technique being used is optimised and the output gained from the model will be as accurate as possible. Several processes and issues are discussed in this chapter, including data requirements and compatibility and data imputation.


Sample Survey Small Geographic Area Microsimulation Model National Sample Survey Australian Capital Territory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM)University of CanberraCanberraAustralia

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