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NATIONAL REGIONAL PROFILE - NEW RELEASE, NEW FEATURES
- persons speaking a language other than English
A link to all data available in NRP.
HOW TO SELECT A REGION OF INTEREST
The National Regional Profile can be accessed from the 'Regional Statistics' links on the ABS home page. Users can select a region by name or drill-down to the area they want using maps.
Once you have selected 'Main Areas - by Name', select a region of interest from the lists - eg select 'Australia'.
This will take you to a set of web pages for your region of interest. On the Summary tab, follow links to find data under the topics 'Economy', Population/People', 'Industry' and 'Environment/Energy'. In the Details tab, there is a more detailed Excel spreadsheet for your region of interest.
HOW TO COMPARE REGIONS OF INTEREST USING SUPERTABLE
This latest release of the National Regional Profile allows users to view/download data for many regions using SuperTABLE. SuperTABLE is a powerful software used for manipulating multidimensional ABS datasets (data cubes). SuperTABLE Software is used to create tables that can be easily converted to Excel format. As the ABS is progressively releasing more data in SuperTABLE format, users of data cubes will need to be familiar with SuperTABLE. Below are some examples of the types of analyses that can be undertaken followed by a demonstration on how to generate the data using SuperTABLE.
Alternatively, the ABS can generate this information for you for a fee for service. If you are interested in this service please contact Lina Hughes on ph: (08) 8237 7383 or alternatively e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following are examples of the types of analyses and regional comparisons that can be undertaken using data derived from the National Regional Profile. The first two graphs compare property sales and values for Playford (C) and Salisbury (C) with South Australia. The third graph compares the age structure of Salisbury (C) with South Australia and the fourth graph presents the changing age structure of Salisbury (C) from 2000 to 2004.
In the following analysis changes in Property Sales for Playford (C), Salisbury (C) and South Australia between 2001 and 2004 are compared. Between 2001 and 2004, the average value of residential sales in Playford (C) and Salisbury (C) have remained below the South Australian average. However, in terms of growth rates over this period, the average value of residential sales have increased by 76% for Playford (C), 91% for Salisbury (C) and 68% for South Australia.
PROPERTY SALES (year ended June),
Average value of residential sales
Source: ABS, 1379.0.55.002 SA - Other Local Government Area Data, NRP, Data Cubes, 2000 to 2004
In the following analysis changes in the average capital valuation of residential properties in Playford (C), Salisbury (C) and South Australia regions are compared. Property valuations are determined by the Land Services Group within the South Australian Government. Between 2001 and 2004, the average capital value of residential properties have increased by 107% for Playford (C), 100% for Salisbury (C) and 88% for South Australia.
Whilst the average capital value of residential properties have increased by a greater proportion than the average value of residential sales, the average capital value remains below the average sales value in all three series.
PROPERTY VALUATIONS (year ended June),
Average capital value of residential properties
Source: ABS, 1379.0.55.002 SA - Other Local Government Area Data, NRP Data Cubes, 2000 to 2004
The following graph compares the age structure of the population of Salisbury (C) and South Australia in 2004. Compared to South Australia, Salisbury (C) has proportionally more persons in the younger age groups than older age groups.
The following graph compares the 2000 and 2004 age structure of Salisbury (C). In 2004 there were proportionally fewer persons in the younger 0-40 age groups than in 2000.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO DO THIS YOURSELF
To do this yourself you will need to open and use SuperTABLE datasets. Download and install the free SuperTABLE software on your PC by using the following link SuperTABLE. This website also offers an online tutorial SuperTABLE tutorials.
For this demonstration, data from Local Government Areas; Playford (C) and Salisbury (C) will be compared.
Once Australia has been selected, the following screen will appear. Select 'Compare Regions' (on the sidebar).
The following screen will appear. To find the SuperTABLE cubes, select the link National Regional Profile: Regional Comparison.
Select the 'Details' tab and then download the relevant files by clicking on the 'Download Now' link. There are 12 data cubes, four of which contain data for South Australia:
For this example the data cube - 1379.0.55.002 AUSTRALIA- ALL LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREAS has been selected.
The following screen will appear. Use the Fields box to customise your comparison. If you do not get the following screen you will need to download and install the free SuperTABLE software on your PC by using the following link SuperTABLE.
To tailor the data using the 'Fields' dialogue box to satisfy your information needs:
To build a table with a shorter time series:
The table you have created may be saved in a variety of file formats using File > Save As.
[to get the results shown below, users will need to do a few more things - eg in 2, select 2003 and 2004; so the same to select Playford and Salisbury by recoding the 'ASGC 2004 LGA' field].
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