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FINDING LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA DATA
KINGBOROUGH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA - AN EXAMPLE
The LGA of Kingborough in Tasmania is used here to showcase some of the information available in the NRP. Covering an area of 72,010.3 ha, Kingborough LGA is on the south west fringes of Hobart, and partly bordered by the coastline of Storm Bay.
Image taken from the National Regional Profile
More households in Kingborough had access to the internet (78.4%), than any other LGAs in Tasmania in 2010-11.
The most prominent age group in Kingborough was 0 - 14 years, comprising 20.2% of the region’s total population in 2010-11.
Kingborough's average Wage and Salary income in 2009-10 was $44,669 - higher than the corresponding Tasmanian level ($41,673).
Kingborough had 81.6% of young people (15 to 19 years) fully engaged in work and/or study.
In 2010-11, Kingborough had 578 passenger vehicles per 1,000 people.
The Health Care and Social Assistance industry employed the most Kingborough residents (12.9%) in 2010-11.
Kingborough had an area of 2,383.5ha covered by inland waterbodies in 2007-08, which is 3.3% of the LGA's total area.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT - Give us your suggestions
The ABS is continually refining the NRP, seeking new, valuable data sets that could be added. If you know of 'untapped' local government datasets that may be available across all jurisdictions, please forward your suggestions to our data development team, for further investigation. Similarly you may have ideas on how to make the NRP interface more user friendly. Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINDING THE NRP ON THE ABS WEBSITE
For more information, refer to the National Regional Profile 2007-2011 (cat. no. 1379.0.55.001), which can be accessed on the ABS home page from the left hand side of the page under the heading 'Regional Statistics'.
For more information on what other publications output data at the local government area level, see the Local Government web portal.
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