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Keeping key workers local: the impact of housing unaffordability

Housing unaffordability affects an entire community but can be especially challenging for key workers, who often have lower-paying jobs. This impacts the local economy (being able to to attract or retain essential workers) and the level...

Working with community foundations – a Northern Rivers case study

While .id is primarily known for working with local government authorities or private businesses and organisations who use our forecast data to plan for the future, we also work with community organisations...

Helping Councils improve key worker housing affordability

Housing affordability is a common topic of conversation across Australia. Taking the case study of Regional Victoria, Nenad takes a look at how rising housing costs impacts an area’s ability to attract and...

Understanding demographics is key to helping communities facing barriers

With the recent release of 2021 SEIFA data, local governments in Australia now have a complete range of powerful demographic and socioeconomic information from the 2021 Census to use when assessing the...

Interactive chart: new data brings new opportunities for gender equity analysis

Last year I wrote a blog about gender equity and its significance in local government. It was a popular publication that generated significant interest, eliciting engaging discussions with community planners...

The health of a nation

The 2021 Census included a new question regarding long-term health conditions. Nenad looks at the national and state stories this new dataset tells us, and digs into how the data can inform local government...

Australia's net overseas migration increasing again

While most of us were glued to our screens and TVs in anticipation of the first release of the 2021 Census, another valuable statistical dataset was released by the ABS – “National, state and territory...

Using demographics to inform gender equality

Covid-19 has shown that women are disproportionately more affected by economic impacts than men, highlighting existing inequalities and issues. We live in a time when it is possible to clearly understand the...

Bushfire preparedness with demographics

Local governments play a key role in protecting and preparing their local communities when it comes to bushfires and other natural disasters. In this blog, Nenad demonstrates some of the ways we at .id work...

Understanding housing affordability - a case study from Regional Australia

Following on from our recent post about housing affordability in Regional Australia, this case study focuses on a regional municipality experiencing increasing property prices. What does this mean regarding...

Housing affordability in Regional Australia

Despite early expectations to the contrary, house prices have continued to increase throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. Perhaps more surprising was the increase in median house prices across Regional Australia....

The demographics of public transport accessibility

Local governments are responsible for providing adequate service and infrastructure to their residents. Making sure there are enough playgrounds in areas with many young families and children and that footpaths...

Planning for future school demand

Understanding your future population ensures appropriate resource allocation. One recent example we can share with you is of a local government area (LGA) needing to understand how their population will change...

The role of Local Government in Victoria’s Big Housing Build

The Victorian State Government’s “Big Housing Build” announcement was widely well received, but left some in Local Government wondering what role they’ll be able to play. In this blog, Nenad breaks down the...

Bushfire preparedness with demographics

Local Governments play a key role in protecting and preparing their local communities when it comes to bushfires and other natural disasters. In this blog, Nenad demonstrates some of the ways we at .id work...

Broadcasting to hard-to-reach communities in New Zealand

With newly-updated 2018 Census data now available in our New Zealand Community profiles and Social atlas tools, Territorial Authorities in New Zealand have an opportunity to use up-to-date information about the...

Hotspots – Why statistical significance is important when identifying clusters

In the time of Covid-19, the idea of ‘clusters’ or ‘hotspots’ has become part of our daily conversation, but this identification of high-concentrations of people who share a given characteristic has always been...

Demographic characteristics of JobSeeker hotspots

A few parts of Australia have emerged as ‘hotspots’ for the uptake of JobSeeker payments in recent months. Nenad investigates these areas to see what demographic and economic characteristics make them...

Broadcasting to hard-to-reach communities

We’re living in a time where the link between accurate information and our personal and collective wellbeing is very close indeed. So if you’re responsible for getting out a public health message about...

Video tutorial: Using Social Atlas to identify vulnerable communities

This post is the latest in our vulnerable communities series, written for local government and community groups who are delivering community services and advocating for the needs of the most vulnerable among us...

Interactive chart: is your community demographically vulnerable?

Nenad has developed an interactive chart and a series of maps to help you see if your community has a demographic vulnerability. This builds on the work described in Glenn’s earlier blog, where we’ve used...

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