Have your say: 2016 Australian Census update to .id community tools

Glenn - The Census Expert

Glenn is our resident Census expert. After ten years working at the ABS, Glenn's deep knowledge of the Census has been a crucial input in the development of our community profiles. These tools help everyday people uncover the rich and important stories about our communities that are often hidden deep in the Census data. Glenn is also our most prolific blogger - if you're reading this, you've just finished reading one of his blogs. Take a quick look at the front page of our blog and you'll no doubt find more of Glenn's latest work. As a client manager, Glenn travels the country giving sought-after briefings to councils and communities (these are also great opportunities for Glenn to tend to his rankings in Geolocation games such as Munzee and Geocaching).

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4 Responses

  1. leo says:

    What is missing here is an accompanied platform that any citizen can use to search for specific information through the Census data base. It is after all an asset paid for by the tax payer there fore owned by the public.

    • Thanks for the comment. .id’s sites are paid for by councils as a resource for the community. The ABS makes quite a bit of data available on their website, but usually in more of a raw format, and change over time is difficult to show. We do have a search function on our sites, at the top, with a fairly comprehensive topic search available, based on a set of keywords. If you’re talking about specific information on individuals, however, this is protected by law and never released from Census due to privacy concerns.

  2. Peter Berkeley says:

    Shame transport data has not been prioritised in your release schedule.

    • Hi Peter, Most transport data in the Census, such as Journey to Work and Method of Travel to Work, is in the second release of Census data in October. That’s an ABS priority, so unfortunately we have no influence on that!. The only one in the first release is Number of Motor Vehicles, and this is not in our initial data order, but is still planned to be rolled out by mid-August with our full first release in profile.

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