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The Regional Data Hub is here to help you find a range of educational resources to assist you on your data journey. 

 

Videos

Housing Data Resources

This video is a step-by-step guide on how to find various Housing Data Resources available on the Hub.

What geographical boundary am I located in?

Use the Find My Regions tool to identify what geographical area or boundary, your location falls within. 

 

 

How do I use the Data Catalogue?

This video is a step-by-step guide on how to use the Hub’s data catalogue.

What is the Regional Development Australia program?

This video explains the Regional Development Australia (RDA) program and how it supports regional areas across Australia.

FAQs

General FAQ

Got any questions about the Hub? Check out our FAQ here. 

Search Tips FAQ

Got any questions or need help finding the correct data. Check out our FAQ here.

Fact sheets

Understanding the Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (PDF, 1.01 MB)

An accessible guide to the ABS Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA). SEIFA summarises the socioeconomic characteristics of regions.

Understanding statistical geography (PDF, 8.1 MB)

A quick guide to help you understand the ABS Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) and non-ABS geographical boundaries and how they are used to represent regional data.

Understanding regional data: Population (PDF, 398 KB)

A high-level guide to finding and using regional population data as an important indicator of local outcomes.

Understanding regional data: Employment (PDF, 1.73 MB)

This factsheet will guide you through available employment data as a direct indicator of the state of the local economy. 

Understanding regional data: Industry (PDF, 1.56 KB)

This factsheet will help you understand how industry data is structured within Australia's regions. 

Working zones update (PDF, 7.5 MB)

Working zones (WZs) are statistical geography regions that reflect commuting patterns of Australian workers.

Australian population trends (PDF, 1.18 MB)

This factsheet provides an overview of population trends in Australia over five years, from 2016 to 2021.

Other useful resources

Housing Data Resources

Visit this page for additional national and state-based housing related data resources.

ABS Data by Region

The Australian Bureau of Statistics 'Data by Region' resource enables you to search and explore census data for regions across Australia. 

NationalMap

An online map-based tool administered by Geoscience Australia allowing easy access to spatial data from Australian government agencies.

Regional Australia Institute

The Regional Australia Institute (RAI) is an independent think tank dedicated to building robust regional economies and a better quality of life in regional towns and cities.

Find My Regions Tool

Australia is divided into geographical regions in a variety of ways. This tool will allow users to search their location, such as an address or a town, and discover the geographical regions it falls within.