Happy 6th birthday to the .id blog!
In 2010, just two days before Christmas, .id published its first blog titled, Should I use Enumerated or Usual Residence data? – a blog which is still as relevant even though it was written six years ago. Since then, we’ve published a whopping total of 549 blogs – making this the 550th blog!
How have we changed?
A lot has changed since 2010. For one, the design of this blog looked rather different back in the day…
Since 2015 (What you see today!)
The number of bloggers (the team at .id) have also doubled since 2010 – so more expertise (and pet interests) to share with you!
Aside from our blog, our website has also been redesigned twice, we wrote seven eBooks, the Census moved from paper forms to online submissions, Trump got elected… So yes, between 2010 and now, a lot has changed.
And the award for most popular blog goes to…
In 2016, the top 5 most popular blogs were:
- Answers to your Census queries and concerns
- Latest population figures: Top 50 largest cities and towns in Australia in 2016
- How many refugees does Australia take?
- How to create your own population pyramid
- Will Melbourne’s population overtake Sydney? Maybe in…
And the award for all time most popular blog goes to… The 50 largest Australian cities and towns by population in 2014!
We’ve written on a wide range of topics – from the Census to economics, religion, migration, housing, education, the future, technology and even cars. Of course, being true to our name, “.id the population experts”, our most popular blogs are those that provide macro analysis of Australia’s population trends – who we are and how we are changing. And with the Census results rolling out mid next year, there will be plenty to write about.
While we all love big picture demographics, .id is equally (if not more) interested in micro level analysis of local populations. This is because big picture demographics often play out differently at a local level. To effectively inform policies and affect change, we must understand how our local communities are living and changing.
In addition, we also find that the most powerful way to communicate demographic change is to use the numbers to weave stories of places – helping us to understand why and how certain changes in your communities are occurring. So, without further ado, here are some of our editor’s choice(s) for 2016:
- How housing affordability plays a role in economic development
- Forecasting the future of NSW: Where will population growth be located?
- Translating demographics into informed location decisions
To all our readers, especially those who have been with us from the beginning, thank you for all your support and comments. We hope to bring you more exciting content in 2017! For now, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!