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Community & Economic Profiling


RDAMR is now able to give access to business, industry, council and individuals on region specific economic and demographic data, with the use of a Community & Economic Profiling platform I.D.

The RDAMR region Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the Region and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures such as the annual Estimated Resident Population (ERP).

Results for the RDAMR region include population, age structure, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, income, qualifications, occupations, employment, unemployment, disability, disadvantage, volunteering, childcare, family structure, household structure, housing tenure, mortgage and rental payments, and the size and type of the dwellings people live in.

The Community Profile presents this information in clear maps, tables and charts with concise factual commentary to answer three important questions:

1. What are the characteristics of the people who live here?

2. How are they changing?

3. How do they compare to other areas?

This provides the basis for making evidence-based decisions about how to provide services for the community as it changes.

The RDAMR region Economic Profile provides economic analysis for the RDAMR region by combining 11 different datasets to build a cohesive story of a local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other areas.

It is a public resource designed to be used by council staff, community groups, investors, business people, students and the general public. You can be confident about the quality of the information as it is derived from official sources and the most robust economic modelling, analysed and presented by experts and funded by the RDAMR region. Each data source is maintained with the latest series so you can be sure you are using the most up to date information.

Results for the RDAMR region include Gross Regional Product, local jobs, local businesses, employment, unemployment, population, building approvals, industry structure, journey to work and much more.