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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 working towards or supporting...

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...

Who are Australia’s carers?

A question on “Unpaid care to a person with a disability, health condition or due to old age” has been included on each Census since 2006. This article looks at how many people provide unpaid care within the...

Australia’s population growth hits a new record high in the March quarter 2023

The latest figures on Australia’s population growth are out, and overseas migration remains the main driver. Glenn Capuano breaks down the latest population story for the nation, comparing the different drivers...

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...

Advantage and disadvantage across Australia: SEIFA 2021

Where are the most advantaged and disadvantaged areas in Australia? Census expert Glenn Capuano explains the SEIFA indexes and explores the results of the recently released 2021 update.

Regional population growing at the same rate as capital cities

A new data release from the ABS gives us insight into how population is changing in small areas across Australia. This post includes an interactive map of population growth and decline for all local government...

Rate of homelessness falls during the pandemic, but not everywhere

Newly released Census 2021 data shows the overall rate of homelessness in Australia has fallen since 2016. But this is by no means the end of the story; as is always the case with these sorts of trends, 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...

Australia’s strong population growth returns in 2022

Population statistics to June 2022 give clear signals of how Australia’s population growth is changing following the end of pandemic-related border closures. Demographer Glenn Capuano breaks down the latest...

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...

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...

Telling the local story of migration in the COVID era

With international migration on hold, population pundits are paying close attention to internal migration around Australia. Glenn takes a look at the trends in the latest data and showcases how to tell this...

Exodus from Sydney and Melbourne accelerates in late 2020

In this latest blog in our series on new migration data, Glenn explores the figures from the December 2020 quarter and discusses the emerging trends for people moving around 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...

Targeting affected communities

Recent changes to the Local Government Act in Victoria require Councils to develop an Engagement Policy. A central feature of this new challenge is to ensure affected communities are represented in the...

How are you going with your community engagement?

Recent changes to the Local Government Act in Victoria require each Local Government to develop an Engagement Policy. A key feature of this policy is to ensuring affected community groups are represented in...

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...

Coober Pedy – a look at the underground town’s Community Profile

.id’s Community Profile (profile.id) is not just for larger councils. In recent years a number of small rural communities have joined the profile.id community, for the flexibility it has in demonstrating the...

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