Our first Census update is live!
Stop the clock!
Just ten days after the 2016 Census data landed in our building, we’ve released the first update to your community profile tool!
If your council is a subscriber, you can see a brand new population summary for your primary area right away. But before you run away, be sure to read the important information about this update below!
Welcome! There is a world of powerful insights waiting for you. Visit our subscriber directory to find the community profile for your area.
If you can’t find the community profile for your area, get in touch with our team here.
This update is for Primary Areas only
As we’re still working through the process of aligning the Census data to the small areas that make up your community, the data in this update is for Primary Areas.
What does that mean?
If you’re a local council, you can see the population of your entire council area, but not the population of the individual suburbs (that’s coming soon!). If you’re a Regional Development Authority or Regional Organisation of Councils, you will have the population for your entire RDA or ROC, but not for the individual areas within.
Granular, small area data is very powerful, but it takes some time to get it right. You can read more about what we’re doing behind the scenes to ensure your small areas are comparable from one Census period to another.
Topics updated in this release
As voted by you, the first topics we have updated (at a Local Government Area geography) are
- 2016 population summary
- How old are we?
- Five year age groups
- How do we live?
- Households summary
- Households with children
- Households without children
How do I tell which topics have been updated?
Look for the green!
We’ve used green dots and badges with ‘New’, ‘2016’ or ‘2016 Census’ to denote those topics which have been updated.
In tables that compare data between Census periods (such as the one below), the new 2016 Census figures are shaded green.
Our next release will be a big one! We’re currently working on updating data to tell us more about who we are and what we do;
- Who are we?
- Proficiency in English
- Language spoken at home
- Highest level of schooling
- What do we do?
- Household income
- Individual income
Subscribe to updates here and you’ll be the first to know each time updates are released!
We want you to feel confident using these updates to understand the story of your changing community.
If you’re still not sure about any of our updates, leave a comment below and we’ll be happy to clarify.