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Measuring disengagement in your community

In this blog, Glenn introduces our new Disengagement dataset, now available in all community profiles, to show which age-groups in your community are not currently ‘earning or learning’.

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?”

SEIFA – a geek’s analysis of the statistical analysis

As we delve into the new SEIFA data released this week by the ABS, Glenn explains how the different socio-economic variables and indicators are weighted to give us a picture of advantage or disadvantage in...

New insights to social disadvantage – new SEIFA data released

After a long wait from the 2016 Census, the last piece of the Census puzzle was released on March 27th. The ABS have now released the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA).

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.

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.

Early insights from the second-release Census data

Second release data released by the ABS October 23rd marked the second release of 2016 Census data by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Rents on the rise

In my previous article, I looked at the amazing result from the 2016 Census, that showed housing loan repayments across the country, and particularly for first home buyers, have not increased over time. In...

Animated population pyramids – now in community profile

The population pyramid, or age-sex pyramid, is a frequently used tool in demographics. It shows the distribution of the population across age groups and between males and females, and is a well known and...

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