Australian Bureau of Statistics
2902.0 - Census Update (Newsletter), Apr 2002
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 01/05/2002
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CDATA 2001 - Your Census at Work
CDATA 2001 satisfies a wider range of users' requirements through the two options, which offer different levels of functionality and flexible pricing.
CDATA 2001 - Full GIS
CDATA 2001 - Full GIS is aimed at those people who have a need for extensive GIS functionality. This option allows you to:
With the powerful mapping software that is part of this comprehensive package, clients can undertake more complex tasks and analysis. CDATA 2001 - Full GIS enables you to analyse, integrate and visualise census data.
A full MapInfo Professional licence is included with CDATA 2001 - Full GIS.
CDATA 2001 - Quickbuild
CDATA 2001 - Quickbuild contains simplified GIS functionality. This option enables users to select data quickly and easily for geographic areas and view the results as tables, maps or graphs. It is ideal for inexperienced and intermediate GIS users who wish to build a statistical profile of an area quickly.
Both CDATA 2001 options include standard Base Map Data which shows details such as major roads, rivers and railway lines. This detail will enable you to identify major landmarks or features to help you create your own customised regions.
Contents of CDATA 2001 releases
CDATA 2001 has two data releases. Release One is due in September 2002 with the Second (and final) Release scheduled for June 2003. Clients who purchase CDATA 2001 receive both releases.
Interested in having a sneak preview of CDATA 2001?
An online demonstration of CDATA 2001 is currently being developed and will be available from the ABS web site shortly. Watch out for the online demonstration on www.abs.gov.au/census.
Prices for CDATA 2001 (inc. GST)
Discounts are available for bulk purchases. Prices may be subject to change.
Get in early and enjoy the benefits
Clients who purchase a CDATA 2001 option now and who have an immediate need for Census data can request a free data-only CD-ROM, Census Basics, which will be supplied upon official release of census data in June 2002. So be one of the first to purchase CDATA 2001 and enjoy the benefits of Census data in June before CDATA 2001 arrives in September 2002.
To purchase or obtain more information call the National Information and Referral Service now on 1300 135 070 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case Study: The Department of Transport, South Australia
CDATA96 was used to analyse and provide a geographical representation of the changing distribution of population in regional South Australia between 1986 and 1996. The study focused on the five statistical regions of South Australia outside the metropolitan area:
2. Lower North
Population data from the 1986 and 1996 Censuses was analysed by Urban Centres and Rural Localities (UCLs) and the balance of the rural population in each Local Government Area. With CDATA, it was possible to select the specific Urban Centre/Rural Locality boundaries and rural balances for each region.
Additional census information from the ABS was imported into CDATA96. This was made easy by simply importing the data from Excel and then linking the geographical references to the census boundaries. Once the information had been imported into CDATA and linked to the census boundaries, a number of thematic maps were developed.
Each thematic map showed the population change for Urban Centres, Rural Localities and rural balances. CDATA enable us to show the population changes for rural balances as one layer and the UCLs as another layer.”
The department said that CDATA96 was a useful tool in the manipulation and analysis of the data. It provided them with the ability to see and highlight population changes within South Australia at a detailed geographic scale.
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