Information on population statistics and forecasts, employment, industry types and residential development is supplied and hosted by Informed Decisions (.id) under arrangements with Great Lakes Council. This information is freely available and may be of use to community groups, councils, investors, businesses, students and the general public.
The GLC Community Profile is a comprehensive analysis of the ABS Census of Population and Housing since 1991. It covers population statistics and demographics for specific areas across the region, household information, income levels and building approvals.
The Community Atlas includes key socio-demographic characteristics for the Great Lakes local government area presented as interactive maps. This information is based on data from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing (Australian Bureau of Statistics).
Forecasts for population growth for the Great Lakes region are provided from 2006 to 2031. The forecasts data is shown for specific areas across the region covering age structure, households, residential development and components of population change.
Using the information
A training session - Demographic Trends Briefing, Community Profile and Forecasts - was conducted recently by Glenn Capuano, a Senior Demographics Consultant from .id (Informed Decisions). The briefing provided businesses, community groups and Council staff with valuable updates on emerging demographic trends since the 2006 Census, allowing them to meet new opportunities and challenges.
Great Lakes Council uses this information to ensure its forecasts and plans are based on accurate, relevant, timely, accessible and statistically comparable data. In particular, this information is an integral part of the development of Council's Contribution Plans.
Whilst every effort is taken to ensure the most accurate Census information and local statistical advice is provided to .id, this company is responsible for the information on their website. From time to time, changes occur in boundaries of areas for which data is collected, which may impact on the ability to make absolutely accurate and direct comparisons from one data set to another.