1003.0 - LEP Newsletter (Issue No. 59), Nov 2006  
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Regional Statistics: new features, new content for the NRP

The latest version of the National Regional Profiles (NRP) was released in September 2006.
It now caters for:

  • users who want a brief snapshot of their region.
  • those who want more detailed regional data.
  • and those who want to compare regions.

What is the National Regional Profile?
  • First released in 2004, the NRP is an easy to use facility for locating 5 years of data at various geographical levels, including Local Government Areas.
  • You can find brief statistical summaries of key economic and social information from a variety of ABS and non-ABS sources.
  • Data includes Estimated Resident Population, some Census data, births and deaths, unemployment, income support customers, taxable income, building approvals, motor vehicle sales, and agriculture.

What's new in 2006
The NRP now includes:
  • Local Government Finance.
  • Indigenous population estimates.
  • Some 2001 Census data - including persons born overseas, persons speaking a language other than English, qualifications, occupation, families, households.

New features include:
  • Summary web pages for regions - four web pages of data available under the topic headings of Economy, Population/People, Industry and Environment/Energy. Users will be able to view one region at a time with this feature.
  • SuperTABLE datacubes - allows users to view and compare data for many regions.

How to access the NRP?
The National Regional Profile is available 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.
  • Remember: keep clicking on the twistie or map region until the required geographic level is reached.

The Profile is available for most Statistical Local Areas, most Local Government Areas, Statistical Subdivisions, Statistical Divisions, states and territories and Australia.