How to build custom demographic reports and export data
In the last week, we have added two exciting new features to profile.id, to further help with telling the demographic story of your area. A custom PDF generator enables you to build a PDF report based on topics and areas of your choice. The data exporter is back and enable you to download data from profile.id for further analysis.
Both of these tools are found under the “Downloads” menu heading:
The community profiles in profile.id are designed to allow you to do look at many of the characteristics of the people who live in a geographic area of interest. But sometimes you may wish compare one topic across many geographic areas.
To do this we have created the data exporter. The data exporter allows you to extract any of the raw data which underlies profile.id. You can:
• Extract data for any combination of suburbs, the whole LGA and benchmark areas.
• See the raw data for the benchmarks, not just the percentages.
• Extract data for any combination of years, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991.
• Extract data for any topic on profile.id – including data not presented in the main part of profile, such as single year of age data and very small birthplace/language groups.
• Export all data into excel for further analysis.
Click here to see an example from Adelaide Hills Council data exporter, but you’ll find this feature on any profile.id site.
The custom reports feature enables you to produce a PDF report based on any or all topics in profile.id, fully formatted for printing, with a cover page and table of contents.
Select the parameters of the report and one will be emailed to you, usually within a few minutes. You can:
• Select all topics in the community profile, or select only the topics that are relevant to your project.
• Change the benchmark area in the reports and use any benchmark available on the site.
• Choose to compare the 2011 data to either 2006 or 2001 in the reports.
• Include information from the specialist profiles in the reports, including the indigenous profile.
Click here to see an example from the Logan City Council, but you’ll find this feature on any profile.id site.
Access the new features on all profile.id sites as well as population statistics for Local Government Areas and suburbs at .id’s demographic resource centre.