1379.0.55.001 - National Regional Profile, 2008 to 2012  
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4 July 2014
Embargo: 11.30 am (Canberra time)
Kingston - Barton tops for ACT workers in tourist accommodation

For the Australian Capital Territory, Kingston - Barton had the highest number of people employed in tourist accommodation, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

This is just some of the regional data that can now be found through the new ABS data navigator, making it easy for local communities to view a wide range of different data for their area.

"The new Data by Region navigator provides an efficient and interactive way of accessing data", said Lisa Conolly from the ABS.

Data is available for hundreds of items including, population, births, average income levels, building approvals, number of aged pensioners, business counts, number of motor vehicles, land use, and much more..

For example, did you know that compared with the rest of the ACT:
  • Kingston - Barton had the most people employed in tourist accommodation, with 395
  • The highest number of new private sector house building approvals were in Bonner (596), Crace (237) and Forde (230)
  • The largest number of registered motor vehicles less than five years old were located in ACT East (2,809)
  • Braddon had the highest number of persons per square kilometre (3,557.4)
  • The highest percentage of persons with a graduate diploma or graduate certificates were recorded in Hall (8.8 per cent) followed by Weetangera (6.8 per cent)

Regional information is available over a five year period up to 2012, so local communities can track changes over time in the characteristics of their areas.

Find data on a region of your interest by visiting www.abs.gov.au/databyregion.

Media Note:

  • Unless otherwise indicated, regions in this media release refer to Statistical Area 2
  • When reporting ABS data you must attribute the Australian Bureau of Statistics (or the ABS) as the source
  • Media requests and interviews - contact the ABS Communications Section on 1300 175 070