Provides a wide range of social, economic and environmental data on a regional basis and time series for these dating back to 1986 or earlier for some items. Contains statistical data from social and economic collections of the ABS and from other Commonwealth agencies, covering for example, the environment, health and disability, employment and unemployment, rural economies and electoral matters. Data are available from the all-Australia level down to Statistical Local Area. The IRDB produces interactive tables, graphs, and reports from screen-based selections of areas, data items and time periods. It has powerful exporting and importing functions, and extensive metadata. The IRDB has unique functions to handle geographic boundary changes, allowing a wide range of data items to be compared on a consistent regional basis through time. The user can select areas and further examine the data through powerful, integrated, Geographic Information System modules.
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