Demographic and economic tools for your council and community

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Over 250 councils subscribe to .id's information assets. Each year these tools are accessed more than 1.5 million times by the broader community. Know your community uses demographic data to narrate a story about how your community is changing and how it compares to other areas. It is designed to assist councils apply for funding, allocate resources, manage assets, make confident decisions and provide useful information to the community.

Learn more Allocate scarce resources uses thematic maps to show how target populations are distributed across a local government area. It helps you identify groups of people (children, elderly, disadvantaged) who may be hidden by more general statistics and allocate resources to where they are most needed.

Learn more Plan for the future shows what is driving population change in your community and forecasts how the population, age structure and households will change between now and 2041. Know where and when to allocate resources and invest with confidence as the population changes. Understand your economy tells the story of your local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other areas. Quantify, describe and promote your local economy and the role it performs in employment and wealth creation. Develop economic development strategies, attract investment, verify observations with data and quantify the effect of adding or losing jobs.

Learn more Win support for your housing policy is a rigorous framework from which to develop responsible housing policies. Based on careful analysis of housing consumption patterns, capacity and affordability, can help you sustain your population base, protect key residential areas from inappropriate development and respond to the need for housing development.

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.id provides easy-to-use and cost-effective tools for presenting and sharing demographic information. Our council and the community have benefited enormously from .id tools when developing strategic plans, community programs, grant submissions and public information. The tools also allow community members to understand the demographic changes and dynamics occurring within the city. Bankstown City Council would recommend using Profile, Atlas and Forecast to other councils, as the tools are used and appreciated by individuals, community groups, businesses and other levels of government.

Nathan Bartlett, Community Engagement Officer, Office of the General Manager Bankstown City Council, NSW
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