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.id Insight Newsletter
August 2017 Edition

Impress your audience and spread the word

After all these years, I still find it challenging to pull together the material for a compelling presentation.

Last week I presented to the AIUS (NSW branch) seminar on ‘2016 Census Revelations: Implications for Planning and Society’ to a very experienced and engaged audience.

There is so much to cover from the new census results, so as a guide, my first step was to read through all of .id’s 2016 census blogs.

I cherry-picked charts and maps from the blogs, covering the topics of housing affordability; families in apartments; changes to dwelling size; and our western Sydney job slide work (recently in the media).

I presented the national context by selecting some charts from our e-book ‘3 growth markets’.

Then I drilled in from the national to the state and regional level using .id’s Australia community profile.

I simply copied and pasted the material into a slideshow which I weaved into a story that the AIUS secretary described as, “a graphic tour de force coupled with clear explanation”.

This experience was a buzz.

I share this with you to remind you that .id’s blogs, eBooks and tools are an excellent resource for you to use to impress your colleagues, peers and clients.

There is so much rich material and so many ideas and observations that we are keen to share.

Of course, you’ll correctly source the charts, data and ideas because it's the professional thing to do, and more importantly, because it leads your audience to the place where they too can learn and spread the knowledge.

A BIG acknowledgment to .id’s bloggers - you rock!

Author Ivan

Funding applications

Learnings from the Building Better Regions Fund

Census data results


Earlier this year, .id helped clients create funding submissions for the Federal Government's Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).  

This month, we learned .id's clients were highly successful in their funding bids, so we thought we'd share what we learned from the process of developing a successful grant application for BBRF.


New Feature

Change over time in Atlas

Are children staying at home longer? 'Leaving home already?'


If you've used our social atlas tools before, you already know it's a powerful way to visualise demographic patterns in your area.

This month, we released a new feature in atlas.id  - change over time maps. 

With most topics in the social atlas now updated with 2016 data, this change over time map gives a clear visual picture of how the population is changing. 



New information available

Updated Estimated Resident Population (ERP)

Estimated resident population revisions  - 'they keep moving'


This month, you may have noticed the Estimated Resident Population (ERP) for your place changed.

Until the 2016 Census results were released, the ERP was calculated using the 2011 Census count, plus (or minus) any adjustments based on known rates of births, deaths and migration.

Naturally, this figure becomes less accurate as more time passes since the last Census. So this month, we released the updated 2016 ERP figures, and Glenn investigated which places were 'out' by the most. 



Where are children living in apartments?

Migration trends Australian Census


We've written a number of pieces in the past about the demise of the Great Australian Dream of a quarter-acre block, but families are still having children and those children need to live somewhere.

So we're increasingly seeing higher concentrations of families with children living in apartments.

Georgia takes a look at where these trends have been most prominent.


Project Review

Youth unemployment in Western Sydney

Census predictions - so how did Glenn do?


Generating an understanding of how social and economic issues impact specific demographics and places is a driving force behind .id’s work.

We review how our consulting team used spatial analysis to identify at-risk communities in a study of Youth unemployment in Greater Western Sydney.




What housing affordability crisis?

What housing affordability crisis


Though Glenn would readily admit this article was not intended as a sophisticated analysis of housing stress in Australia, it none-the-less uncovers an interesting fact revealed by the 2016 Census...

Amid our well-publicised housing affordability crisis, average mortgage payments have decreased in the past five years.


Track our Census updates

Be the first to know about each new release



This year, we’re releasing Census updates incrementally, so you can access the most popular datasets faster.

We've already released three major updates giving you access to the latest information on over 20 topics. 

Bookmark our Census update tracker page as a quick reference on the latest updates and analysis. You can also subscribe to updates on that page, so you find out about new releases as-they-happen.


Final word

A one-page profile of your community

community profile from .id - the population experts


If you're looking for a simple, one-page summary of your area's population, this month we released an update to our population highlights page in profile.id.

Presenting fresh information from the 2016 Census alongside regional, state and national benchmarks, the page can be easily exported to a simple one-page .pdf you can include in reports, submissions or community communications. 

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