Australian Bureau of Statistics
1386.0 - What's New in Regional Statistics, Dec 2008
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 03/12/2008
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EXPLORE YOUR REGION WITH THE NATIONAL REGIONAL PROFILE
If you now want to compare the average taxable income in Mackay with the averages for Queensland and Australia, you could download the data (from the Excel spreadsheets for each region or from one of the SuperTABLE data cubes) and create a graph, for example:
For further information about using the Excel spreadsheets and SuperTABLE data cubes in the NRP, see the NRP Video Demonstration (Video Segments 2 and 3) available from the Help section on the NRP Welcome Page.
Explore your region's population/people
The NRP contains a number of series related to the population/people of regions, including estimated resident population, occupation of employed persons, internet access, and births and deaths.
Say you want to compare the percentage of employed persons who are managers and professionals in Mackay in 2006, with the percentages for Queensland and Australia. The data for Mackay, for example, can be viewed in the Population/People page.
You could download the data (from the Excel spreadsheets or one of the SuperTABLE data cubes) and create a table, or create a graph like the following example:
Another way of comparing regions using graphs is shown in the example below, where we have compared the data on household access to the internet in 2006 for Greater Bendigo, with Victoria and Australia.
Explore your region's industry
The NRP contains a number of series related to the Industry of regions, including building approvals, registered motor vehicles, and agriculture data.
Say you want to look at the number of building approvals in Mackay over time.
To find Building Approvals information for Mackay, go to the Industry page to view the data:
Say you now want to look at only the number of private sector houses and total dwelling units in a graph. Once we have downloaded the Excel spreadsheet for Mackay, we can create a graph, like the following example:
Further information about the NRP
For further information about what data is in the National Regional Profile, how to find your region of interest, and using the National Regional Profile, go to the National Regional Profile Welcome Page and look for the Help information on the left menu bar.
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This page last updated 23 June 2009