1379.0.55.001 - National Regional Profile, 2007 to 2011  
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27 May 2013
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
More Queanbeyan residents behind the wheel

Analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) using data from the National Regional Profile has revealed that almost 80 per cent of people living in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, travel to work by car.

Lisa Conolly, Director of Rural and Regional Statistics National Centre said the ABS's National Regional Profile makes it easy for local communities to view a wide range of different data for their region.

"With over 3,000 regions available, people will be able to easily locate data and build their own stories," Ms Conolly said.

Data is available on hundreds of topics including, population, births, average income levels, number of aged pensioners, number of motor vehicles, land use, and much more.

For example, did you know that compared to the rest of New South Wales:

  • Households in Woollahra pay the highest rents and mortgages (average monthly household rent $2,908; average monthly mortgage $3,913)
  • The most businesses with one to four employees were in Sydney (14,121) and Sutherland Shire (6,032)
  • More households in The Hills and Ku-ring-gai had access to the internet (The Hills - 87.4 per cent; Ku-ring-gai - 86.9 per cent)

Regional information is available over a five year period up to 2011, so local communities can track changes over time in the characteristics of their areas.

A map interface makes finding regions very easy. To get started, just click on the ‘National Regional Profile’ link on the ABS website, www.abs.gov.au.

Media Note:

  • Unless otherwise indicated, regions in this media release refer to local government areas.
  • When reporting ABS data you must attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source.