Australian Bureau of Statistics
How to Select a Region 2002-2006
HOW TO SELECT A REGION
Step 2: Click on 'Select a Local Government Area by Map' or 'Select a Statistical Local Area by Map'.
You will then see a map of Australia. On this page, you can access the profile for Australia by clicking on 'View information about Australia', or click on the map to view another region.
Step 3: Click on the state/territory that your region of interest is in.
This example will follow the SLA maps. For example, if you are interested in Fannie Bay in the Northern Territory, move the cursor onto the map and click on Northern Territory.
Note that from this map you can:
Step 4: Keep clicking on the part of the map that contains the region you are interested in.
Note: When you have reached the last level of region available, clicking on the map will not change the map, but will display the available profiles.
Step 5: View the profile for the region of interest.
Click on 'View Information about' to view the profile for your selected region.
HINTS ON USING THE MAPS
There are two features of the maps that can help you find the region you are interested in.
Hint #1: Using Zoom
Use zoom to look more closely at very small regions.
With the cursor on the part of the map you wish to zoom into, right click on your mouse. A box will appear on screen - click on 'Zoom In'. Repeat this to zoom in closer. To return to the original size map, right click on your mouse and then click on 'Original View'.
Hint #2: Using 'Roll-Overs'
As you move the cursor over the map (and 'roll over' the regions), the name of the region under the cursor appears on the map and in 'Selected Region' above the map.
SELECT A REGION BY NAME
Step 1: Decide what type of region you are interested in
There are two lists to choose from:
Step 2: Click on 'Select a Local Government Area by Name' or 'Select a Statistical Local Area by Name'.
Step 3: Find your region from the list
First, find the state/territory the region is in and click on the triangular twistie () to open the list. (This example uses the Local Government Area list).
Next, find the region name in the list.
Step 4: View the profile for the region of interest
Click on the region name to open the profile.
This page last updated 19 November 2010