Australian Census Data analysis - Indigenous foci
- Status: Closed
- Prize: $110
- Entries Received: 3
- Winner: ReflexiveData
If you are skilled in the manipulation and making sense of big amounts of government data, and also passionate about the protection and nurturing of Indigenous populations, then Australia's Bureau of Statistics and its Population Census data is a playground you will enjoy in this contest.
My company has big plans surrounding the use of data to better inform both our strategic direction and also the cases it presents to potential clients surrounding Indigenous focused initiatives. Depending on what this contest uncovers, it could also lead to the development of eProducts created by the data.
I can only imagine the range and depth of useful information which a specialists in this sort of data analysis and presentation could achieve....which is why I'm starting with a contest, to get a sense of what is possible. From what this contest uncovers, I will then be able to design and post an awesome project for the Freelancer community to participate in.
Our work is all about enhancing the Australian economy and the economic & social health of its communities through the development and injection of more Indigenous economics, via Indigenous owned and operated enterprise.
The Australian government collects a lot of data via a national census every 5 years and much of the data from the 2016 census is now publicly available.
The data we are looking to have worked is largely demographics (of the Indigenous population and as compared with the non-indigenous population). Indigenous Australians are generally described as "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander" people.
Topics we want included but certainly not limited to are:
- Age brackets
- Employment / unemployment
- Welfare dependancy
- Locations (macro to micro eg State, Local Government Area, Postcode)
- etc etc
Location / geographic analysis is very important as most of our clients include government and industries in particular locations, and the end beneficiaries are Indigenous Australians in particular locations.
I enjoy big data tables (eg Excel) which can be filtered, sorted, subtotalled, tabled etc to find a particular ad hoc figure, but for marketing and presentation purposes, nothing beats adding to the this mix the visual outputs such as a wide range of graphs, heat maps etc etc.
the place where all data relating to this contest sits is [login to view URL]
the ABS in recent times has shifted towards Data Packs which hold huge amounts of raw data which need clever excel / data analysis type folk to make any sense of them. The location that appears to hold the most recent Data Packs in relation to Indigenous demographics is here:
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...it even has a friendly video introducing the new system.
It would probably still be worth you searching around from the home page or via google searches to get a feel of the ABS on this topic and where data is held, but I think that link may be the motherload.
So, what should you submit if if you are interested in this contest?
And feel free to step outside the description above and look for additional types and sources of data to wrap into the project...that could be the point of difference that wins you the project! Australia is a country full of data in relation to population and economics.