Extract from an article by Kelly Ng
The Australian government has released an online interactive map of national statistics, including population, birth rate, average income, number of businesses, broken down by each geographical region.
The ‘Data by Region’ map, developed by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), allows users to search and browse data using a map interface, instead of sifting through tables of data.
It currently provides five years of data from the National Regional Profile, so users can track changes in their region over time, according to the ABS.
“Our aim is to eventually enable users to find more data on any region within Australia, by migrating other online map-based data published by the ABS to this one tool,” said Todd Sweeting, Director of Web Publishing at the ABS (continues)…
SOURCE: Kelly Ng, “Australian government publishes interactive map of national statistics by region”, YouGov, 08 July 2014