Sunshine Coast statistics at your fingertips
  • Friday 18 September 2009

Getting information on the Coast’s vital statistics will only be a click away when council launches its online ‘Community Profile’ at the end of the month.

The Community Profile, made up of results from the last four Censuses, is an online demographic tool providing council and the community with detailed statistics about the coast’s make-up.

Council’s Social Strategy Portfolio Councillor Anna Grosskreutz welcomed the tool, saying there was a strong need for a robust and reliable socio-demographic tool.

“With only a couple of clicks you can find out any number of detailed statistics of the Coast – who we are, what we do, where we live and where we come from – to name just a few,” Cr Grosskreutz said.

“This tool provides council’s decision makers – and the community – with readily accessible, easy to use and understand information about the community and how it is changing.

“It offers demographic analysis at the level which council conducts the majority of its business – smaller suburb based – allowing us to accurately target resources to the relevant communities.

“This tool will also improve efficiency by answering 80% of frequently asked social-demographic questions, letting council staff get on with delivering core business rather than spending valuable time extracting data and crunching numbers."

Key features of the Community Profile include:

  • Data from the 1991, 1996, 2001 and 2006 Censuses
  • Accurate time series analysis
  • Benchmarks to South East Queensland and Queensland
  • Presentation based on a custom geography defined by gazetted localities
  • Data provided in tables and charts
  • Written descriptions and analysis of each area to provide context
  • Regular updates between Census periods.

The Community Profile was presented to Council’s Ordinary Meeting in Tewantin today. It is expected to go live at the end of September 2009.