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Statistical tools to assist in fundraising submissions


THE TAKEAWAY: Using up-to-date and accurate data based on objective research is vital in establishing a specific problem or issue in a geographically identifiable or interest-based area that you can prove your organisation can realistically address (or contribute to addressing).


Below are a number of links to websites and other web-based tools and resources which provide statistics your organisation can use when preparing applications for funding to governments and other grantmakers.

The links are sorted on a state-by-state basis, while those links listed under the Australia-wide heading are for statistical sets and resources which cover all areas of the country. This makes them suitable for groups right across Australia to use as both a reference point for their own area as well as a comparative reference if looking at other parts of the country.

This list will continue to grow in the future as more reference points and statistical tools are added.

Worldwide

World Development Indicators - This data-set on the Google Public Data Explorer is from the World Bank's World Development Indicators - a collection of development indicators, compiled from officially-recognized international sources. It contains data on economic policy and debt, education, environment, finance, health, infrastructure, social protection, poverty, private sector and trade and public sector and social development. Custom comparisons based on a variety of variables can also be created.

Australia-wide

Mapping Australia's Population - Mapping Australia's Population (MAP) is an initiative from Monash University, with the support of the Scanlon Foundation. It aims to provide "independent, authoritative, evidence-based analysis of data on population and immigration in Australia, to inform media, public and policy debates” and “augment informed public discussion of immigration and population issues”. The data and resources it contains are also valuable reference points for grantseekers needing data and statistics.

The National Statistical Service - The National Statistical Service provides statistics from a number of Federal Government agencies.

Census – Australian Bureau of Statistics – Provides data from the 2011 Census of Population and Housing, as well as data from the 2006 Census. The next Census is scheduled for August 2016.

Not-for-profit Organisations, Australia, 2006-07 – This Australian Bureau of Statistics report provides information about not-for-profit organisations in Australia, including the number of organisations, employment, volunteers, income, expenses and more, with breakdowns by type of not-for-profit organisation.

Australian Social Trends – This Australian Bureau of Statistics publication, released three times per year, could be a very valuable resource for grantseekers. The reports explore a number of areas of social concern, including population, family and community, health, education and training, work, economic resources, housing, crime and justice, culture and leisure, environment, religion, transport and communication.

National Rural Health Alliance Fact Sheets - The National Rural Health Alliance prepares a large amount of fact sheets on a variety of issues relating to health in rural and remote areas.

Country Matters - Social Atlas of Rural and Regional Australia, 2008 – This report describes the patterns of social and economic change of people and communities in non-metropolitan Australia and the differences between people living in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas.

National Regional Profile 2007-2011 - The National Regional Profile 2007-11 presents, for all Australia, a range of data for various types of small regions. Data are available for Local Government Areas and other Statistical Areas. It is specifically designed for use to compare regions across Australia.

Informed Decisions - The Informed Decisions website contains a large amount of data relevant to grant submissions, as well as analysis and commentary on that data. Its demographic resource centre provides information including community profiles, population forecasts, economic profiles and social atlases.

Family Characteristics, Australia, 2009-10 - This Australian Bureau of Statistics report collected information on household and family composition, along with demographic and labour force characteristics of persons within households and families and information about children.

Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Settlement Reporting Facility – The Settlement Reporting Facility provides statistical data on permanent arrivals to Australia – including immigration and refugees – and allows users to generate custom reports.

Primary Health Care Research & Information Service (PHCRIS) - PHCRIS provides information, statistics and reports about Australian primary health care and is funded by the Department of Health.

Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission – The Social Justice Report 2008 provides a statistical overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. Also available are 2006 statistics.

Australian Institute of Criminology – The AIC provides crime data and statistics on a range of topics, including crime and criminal justice, homicide, fraud and deception, victims of crime, deaths in custody, illicit drugs, family and domestic violence and other violent crimes.

A Picture of the Nation – This Australian Bureau of Statistics report provides a snapshot of Australian societal statistics and trends based on information collected in the 2006 Census of Population and Housing.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – The AIHW provides authoritative information and statistics on a range of subjects including aged care, alcohol and other drugs, body weight, cancer, chronic disease, disability, hospitals, and mental health.

Data.gov.au - This site provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public datasets from the Australian Government and state and territory governments.

Victoria

State and Regional Indicators for Victoria, 2010 – This Australian Bureau of Statistics report provides state-specific information on population, work and income, price indexes, construction, tourism, agriculture, trade and environment, including state comparisons.

The Index of Victorian Women's Health and Wellbeing Data – This is an online gateway to evidence-based health and wellbeing data on Victorian women and girls across a wide variety of indicators relevant to a social model of health. The website notes that the index is currently under review and has not been updated since November 2012, however it still could be a good reference point for grantseekers.

Community Indicators Victoria – This is a constantly updated and vey comprehensive site containing a wide variety of social statistics surrounding community wellbeing in Victoria. It allows you to view a range of wellbeing indicators for non-metropolitan and metropolitan Local Government Areas in Victoria, with a detailed report provides for each LGA, as well as creating customized reports and viewing data maps.

Statistical Data for Victorian Communities - This page contains a range of statistical information about social, health and economic outcomes for all Victorian localities. The data is a collaboration between the City of Greater Dandenong and the Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA).

Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure analysis of Census 2011 – This page provides research for Victoria on urban and regional areas based on the Census and other data, including the Social Atlas map series which provides a pictorial representation of key themes from the 2011 Census for metropolitan Melbourne, greater Geelong and key Victorian regional cities.

Burden of Disease - LGAs & regions, 2001 – This resource from the Department of Health provides information regarding the most important causes of death as well as estimates of the disease burden of the 50 most important diseases and injuries for Victoria and local government area and regions.

CrashStats - VicRoads – A source of road safety statistics, this online application allows you to look up statistics on crashes and show them on maps.

Victorian Transport Portal – This is a one-stop shop for data from Victoria's Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure. It includes an analysis of 2011 census data and the interactive Victorian Transport Statistics Portal, as well as links to statistics on public transport and the taxi industry.

Victoria Police Crime Statistics - Victoria Police Crime Statistics include statistical summaries of offences recorded by police in Victoria for the previous financial year and can also be viewed by Local Government Area or Police Service Area.

National Regional Profile – Victoria - This Australian Bureau of Statistics guide profiles the economy, population, people, industry, environment and energy of Victoria.

Victorian Government Data Directory - This directory provides public access to Victorian Government generated or owned data on a range of topics including health, business, planning, community, transport, environment and education.

Australian Capital Territory

Australian Capital Territory at a Glance, 2007 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics provides information about the Australian Capital Territory compared with Australia.

Canberra ... A Social Atlas, 2006 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics uses a series of maps of areas in the ACT to display statistics covering a variety of areas including population, ethnicity, education, families, income, labour force and dwellings.

ACT Policing Crime Statistics - Each quarter, ACT Policing issues crime statistics illustrating the offences reported or becoming known in suburbs across Canberra.

National Regional Profile – Australian Capital Territory - This Australian Bureau of Statistics guide profiles the economy, population, people, industry, environment and energy of the Australian Capital Territory.

New South Wales

The People of NSW – Produced by the NSW Government Community Relations Commission, the People of New South Wales is a major compilation of statistics on birthplace, language, religion and ancestry from the 2006 Census of Population and Housing. There is a 2001 version available here.

State and Regional Indicators for NSW, 2010 - This Australian Bureau of Statistics report provides state-specific information on work, environment, education and training, housing, population, transport, economic activity, household economic resources, crime and justice, health, family and community and national comparisons.

NSW Police Force Crime Statistics – The NSW Police Force provides information on the number of criminal incidents recorded by year and offence type. However, more detailed information is available through the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, including its interactive Crime Tool for statistics by Local Government Area, suburb or postcode.

Health Statistics NSW - Health Statistics NSW is an interactive, web-based application that allows users to access data and tailor reports about the health of the New South Wales population.

NSW Bureau of Transport Statistics – The NSW Bureau of Transport Statistics provides free access to various datasets to monitor and forecast transport system usage and performance to support the development of transport policy, planning, infrastructure and services.

National Regional Profile – New South Wales - This Australian Bureau of Statistics guide profiles the economy, population, people, industry, environment and energy of New South Wales.

NSW Open Data Portal - This resource brings together a list of NSW Government datasets available in one searchable website. It covers a range of topics including business, conservation and environment, education and training, government administration, health, infrastructure and communications, law and order, and social and community services.

Northern Territory

Regional Statistics, Northern Territory, 2011 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics provides information about population, environment, health and safety, employment, education and training, economic activity, tourism and primary production for the Northern Territory.

Darwin and Palmerston … A Social Atlas, 2006 – Produced by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, this resource covers the Darwin, Palmerston, Alice Springs and Litchfield Shire areas and provides information on population, cultural diversity, education, labour force, income, family and households, and dwellings.

Tourism NT Research and Statistics – Tourism statistics for the Northern Territory which include visitation to the NT and its regions, market demographics, consumer behaviour and trends and outlooks.

Northern Territory Police Crime Statistics - Northern Territory Crime Statistics are prepared by the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice using data recorded by the Northern Territory Police and are updated on a monthly basis.

National Regional Profile – Northern Territory - This Australian Bureau of Statistics guide profiles the economy, population, people, industry, environment and energy of the Northern Territory.

Queensland

Brisbane ... A Social Atlas, 2006 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics uses a series of maps of Brisbane, and the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast, to display statistics covering a variety of areas including population, cultural diversity, education, labour force, income, families, households and dwellings.

Government Statistician - This government website contains a wide range of demographic, economic and social data relating specifically to the state of Queensland.

Queensland at a Glance, 2012 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics provides state-specific information for Queensland including people, industry, economy and environment.

Queensland Police Crime Statistics – This interactive tool provides statistics on crime in Queensland and can be searched by suburb or city/shire council.

Health Statistics QLD – Queensland Health’s Health Statistics Unit provides statistics on the health of Queenslanders and their use of health services.

National Regional Profile - Queensland - This Australian Bureau of Statistics guide profiles the economy, population, people, industry, environment and energy of Queensland.

Queensland Government Data - This directory provides public access to Queensland Government generated or owned data.

South Australia

South Australian Office of Crime Statistics and Research - Conducts statistical monitoring, research and evaluation, providing up-to-date and comprehensive statistical information on crime and criminal justice in South Australia. South Australia Police also provide crime statistics here.

South Australia at a Glance, 2009 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics provides state-specific information for South Australia including people, industry, economy and environment.

Adelaide ... A Social Atlas, 2006 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics uses a series of maps of Adelaide, and Mt Gambier and Whyalla, to display statistics covering a variety of areas including population, cultural diversity, education, labour force, income, families, households and dwellings.

National Regional Profile - South Australia – This Australian Bureau of Statistics guide profiles the economy, population, people, industry, environment and energy of South Australia.

Health Statistics SA - SA Health reports statistics on a range of areas including health risk factors, mental illness, population groups, the performance of hospital and health care services, drug and alcohol, Aboriginal health and public health.

South Australian Government Data Directory - This directory provides public access to South Australian Government generated or owned data.

Tasmania

State and Regional Indicators for Tasmania, 2010 - This Australian Bureau of Statistics report provides state-specific information on labour, economic activity, industry, population, family and community, household economic resources, education, housing, transport, crime and justice, health and environment.

Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007 - Brings together a range of ABS and non-ABS data to provide economic, social and demographic indicators for Tasmania, its regions and Local Government Areas.

Tasmania at a Glance, 2011 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics provides state-specific information for Tasmania including population, finances, social and vital statistics, labour force, wages, foreign trade, price indexes, major industries and environment.

Hobart ... A Social Atlas, 2006 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics uses a series of maps of Hobart, and Launceston and Burnie-Devonport, to display statistics covering a variety of areas including population, cultural diversity, education, labour force, income, families, households and dwellings.

Tasmanian Key Indicators, 2011 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics provides a range of statistics on Tasmania.

Tasmania Police Crime Statistics - The Department of Police and Emergency Management Crime Statistics Supplement is published on an annual basis.

Tasmania Crash Statistics - The Tasmanian Crash Statistics website provides the public with a straight forward overview of Tasmanian crash statistics and road safety.

National Regional Profile – Tasmania - This Australian Bureau of Statistics guide profiles the economy, population, people, industry, environment and energy of Tasmania.

Western Australia

Perth ... A Social Atlas, 2006 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics uses a series of maps in the Perth-Mandurah region, and Bunbury and Kalgoorlie, to display statistics covering a variety of areas including population, cultural diversity, education, labour force, income, families, households and dwellings.

Western Australia at a Glance, 2013 - This resource from the Australian Bureau of Statistics provides state-specific information for Western Australia including people, economy, industry and environment.

Western Australia Police Crime Statistics – Western Australia Police publish crime statistics on a monthly and annual basis. Crash statistics are also available. The University of Western Australia Crime and Research Centre also produces reports on crime and justice statistics for Western Australia.

National Regional Profile – Western Australia - This Australian Bureau of Statistics guide profiles the economy, population, people, industry, environment and energy of Western Australia.


This resource was last updated in February 2014. To suggest another useful source of data, please email service@ourcommunity.com.au.