NSW Heat Vulnerability Index to ABS Statistical Area Level 1 2016

The NSW Heat Vulnerability Index (HVI) dataset identifies areas to monitor where populations in the Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of urban heat, as of Summer 2015-2016. HVI utilises indicators for exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity to calculate an overall heat vulnerability index. Expressed through the data, a vulnerability of 1 represents a combination of low exposure, low sensitivity and/or high adaptive capacity. A vulnerability of 5 represents high exposure, high sensitivity and/or low adaptive capacity. The calculation of HVI and the inputs to the exposure, sensitivity and adaptive capacity indicators are explained in the metadata. The HVI data is aggregated to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Statistical Area Level 1 (SA1) polygon dataset to enable spatial analysis to support local policy and decision making. It can be used in conjunction with the NSW urban vegetation cover dataset for the same time period for broader analysis of the relationship of heat to green cover.

Data and Resources

Metadata Summary What is metadata?

Field Value
Language English
Edition 1
Purpose urban environmental planning, green infrastructure
Frequency of change Not planned
Field of Research (optional) Urban and Regional Planning not elsewhere classified,Urban Policy,Urban Design
Metadata Date 2019-08-03
Date of Asset Creation 2018-07-01
Date of Asset Publication 2019-03-04
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Vector representation
Record 1
Object type
Object count
Geospatial Topic Environment
NSW Place Name Sydney Greater Metropolitan Area, Greater Sydney Region

Dataset extent

Temporal Coverage From 2015-01-10 - 2016-04-30
Datum GDA94 Geographic (Lat\Long)
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Attribution NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water asserts the right to be attributed as author of the original material in the following manner: "© State Government of NSW and NSW Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water 2019"