Discovering who we are - Census Data Explorer

SBS - Special Broadcasting Service

This interactive data exploration tool allows the user to delve into the 2016 and 2011 Australian Census’ and find key insights that relate to how we live in Australia.  The visualisations show accessible statistical analysis about the people who live in Australia. Users personalise their experience by choosing their native language and location to compare themselves on a wide variety of metrics with other people.

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  Making census data accessible Data was broken down into digestible bits and descriptive text was generated to support the visuals (left shows population and housing statistics of Vietnamese and African language speakers in Australia).

 

Making census data accessible

Data was broken down into digestible bits and descriptive text was generated to support the visuals (left shows population and housing statistics of Vietnamese and African language speakers in Australia).

 
  Visualising from different perspectives Discover multicultural Australia via languages and locations.

 

Visualising from different perspectives

Discover multicultural Australia via languages and locations.

 
  Percentage of population Density map (choropleth) of Vietnamese and African language speakers showing place of residence around Sydney.

 

Percentage of population

Density map (choropleth) of Vietnamese and African language speakers showing place of residence around Sydney.

 
  Country of birth Maps showing birthplaces of Vietnamese and African languages speakers by proportion.

 

Country of birth

Maps showing birthplaces of Vietnamese and African languages speakers by proportion.

 
  Citizenship status Showing differences between established and emerging migrant communities.

 

Citizenship status

Showing differences between established and emerging migrant communities.

 
  Waves of migration Spot correlations between significant events and massive increases in migrant numbers.

 

Waves of migration

Spot correlations between significant events and massive increases in migrant numbers.

 
  How have we changed? Comparison between 2006 and 2011 census statistics identifies some of the fastest growing community groups. 

 

How have we changed?

Comparison between 2006 and 2011 census statistics identifies some of the fastest growing community groups. 

 

Updated Version - 2015