How to Compare Regions 2002-2006


Multiple regions can be compared using the SuperTABLE datacubes in the NRP. With the SuperTABLE software, you can query and manipulate large amounts of data and extract tables containing relevant information suited to your requirements. SuperTABLE allows you to perform functions such as calculating averages, or adding sub-totals, and the reports you create can be saved in other file formats such as XLS, WKS, TXT or CSV.

If you do not have SuperTABLE, it can be downloaded free from the Space-Time Research website. For more information see Help on Download and Install SuperTABLE.

For further information including examples and links to other on-line resources, see Help on Using SuperTABLE. Please note that SuperTABLE does not distinguish between zero and annotations such as 'n.a' (not available) and 'n.p.' (not published) - these all appear in the datacubes as '-'. The Excel spreadsheets for each region do contain zero, n.a. and n.p as appropriate.

Note: If you wish to compare a small number of regions, an option is to do this by downloading the Excel spreadsheets for the regions of interest.

Step 1: Find the SuperTABLE data cubes

Click on 'Select a data cube' in the left menu bar.

Image: Click on 'Select a data cube' in the left menu bar

Step 2: Choose the data cube you need

There are thirteen data cubes to choose from. All of the data cubes are labelled to show if they contain Local Government Areas, or whether they contain Statistical Local Areas (and Statistical Sub Divisions, Statistical Divisions, States/Territories, Australia).

There are two data cubes containing all the regions for Australia (for example, there is one data cube with all Local Government Areas).

There is at least one data cube for most states/territories (except the Australian Capital Territory). Each state/territory data cube contains data that is only available for that state/territory. This data is not available in the Australia data cubes.

For further information about what data is available for all Australia and by state/territory, 'Data Availability by State/Territory' .

Other help on using the National Regional Profile, including a video demonstration, is available from the Help section on the left menu bar.