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How liveable is your community?

By Andrew Hedge / 13 Jun, 2018

What makes somewhere a good place to live?

Who pays for our tools?
By Andrew Hedge / 08 May, 2018

If you’ve accessed one of our ‘free’ online tools, you may be wondering ‘Who pays for all this?”

NEW! 2016 Worker profiles on
By Andrew Hedge / 05 Mar, 2018

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes, and now we’re excited to let you know that the Worker profiles on have now been updated with 2016 Census data. These profiles are a great source of...

Community suite product update – December 2017
By Andrew Hedge / 21 Dec, 2017

This post details the latest data updates we’ve made to the .idCommunity suite – our online tools for local government that are made freely available to the wider community.

Applying for funding? Here’s a free step-by-step grant application guide.
By Andrew Hedge / 05 Dec, 2017

Have you started writing a funding submission, but quickly ground to a halt? In this post, we share a simple guide with step-by-step instructions on how to structure your submission, where to find the right...

Rise of the YIMBYs
By Andrew Hedge / 24 Nov, 2017

You would think, at a glance, that pin-striped property developers and avocado-addicted, socially-progressive millennials would make for rather strange bedfellows.

Benchmark thy neighbour: comparing between suburbs in community profile
By Andrew Hedge / 31 Oct, 2017

Benchmark thy neighbour Many of you told us you wanted to compare between suburbs, small areas or districts within your LGA.

2016 Census data now available in your data exporter
By Andrew Hedge / 21 Sep, 2017

If you follow our blog closely you’d be aware we’ve been incrementally releasing updates to our free online tools to include data from the 2016 Census.

Lessons we learned from the Building Better Regions Fund
By Andrew Hedge / 04 Sep, 2017

We first published this blog in 2017, just after we had finished working with a number of local councils to help them secure funding for local community development projects. Reflecting on the submissions that...

Updated population figures & new population highlights page
By Andrew Hedge / 10 Aug, 2017

Following last week’s small area update, we have now released two small but important updates to your community profile.

Small area information updated in your community profile
By Andrew Hedge / 03 Aug, 2017

We have released our fourth and most significant update to your community profile, with more information from the 2016 Census.

Our third Census update is now live in your community profile
By Andrew Hedge / 21 Jul, 2017

With our third release, you get a fresh look at your community’s income, education and internet connectivity, as well as ancestry, birthplace, religion and proficiency in English. There’s also updated...

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