The Community Indicators Summit will provide the opportunity for practitioners involved in the development of frameworks and platforms for Community Indicators to share their knowledge and experience with other participants. Delegates will be able to view the Information Platform Demonstrations over the refreshment breaks and see, first hand, projects which are shaping the future of measurements of well-being.
The demonstrations will showcase community indicator initiatives which:
· provide education and build skills and competence in statistical management, provision, use and interpretation
· strengthen collaborative approaches to the development of our national (and federal) statistical system, especially between users and producers of statistics
· develop new and better practical statistical applications to inform and stimulate public policy and debate
· provide forums to share ideas and experiences, consider common problems, develop standards and compare best practice models
For information about the program or if you are interested in presenting an information platform demonstration please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The following organisations will be presenting their Information Platform Demonstrations at the Community Indicators Summit:
National Statistical Service - The Meeting Place
The National Statistical Service (NSS) is the community of government agencies building a rich statistical picture for a better informed Australia. At The Meeting Place, you will have the opportunity to mix with professional leaders, speakers and people like you that are interested in the opportunities and challenges in today's social environment and the increasing need for quality information to build better communities.
Australian Bureau of Statistics - Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) and Census Table Builder
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) assists and encourages informed decision making, research and discussion within government and the community by leading a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service. Come and visit the ABS booth to discover more about the innovative range of Census products, including the soon to be released Table Builder, and Measures of Australia's Progress.
Census Table Builder
The ABS' new Table Builder product will be released in the next month or two. Table Builder allows you build your own custom data tables by accessing the complete Census Output record file from the 2006 Census . To find out more about registering for Table Builder, and for a sneak preview of this powerful new software, visit us at the ABS booth.
Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP)
The ABS booth will present the new website prototype for the next release of Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) in early 2010. Staff are also on hand to answer any queries you have on MAP, so be sure to come by and talk to our staff about your needs and pick up your free MAP flashdrive.
Central Queensland University - Liveability Study Project
This is the first liveability study of the Mackay-Whitsunday-Isaac region in Queensland conducted by CQUniversity and the Mackay Whitsunday REDC. The study represents the development of a framework of measuring liveability at a regional level. Liveability is conceptualised via subject and objective measures across economic, environmental, human and social dimensions. The study uses a Weighted Average technique to create a composite index of liveability performance. Priority areas to increase liveability were identified.
Office of Economic and Statistical Research (OESR) - Queensland Regional Profiles
The Office of Economic and Statistical Research (OESR), a portfolio office of Queensland Treasury, is the principal economic, demographic and social research agency for the Queensland Government. OESR provides expert services to support national, whole-of-Government and agency policies, programs, and service delivery decisions. One of OESR's most popular on-line products is the Queensland Regional Profiles system. The system allows users to generate an informative profile covering a single region (e.g. local government area), or multiple regions combined (e.g. four state electoral districts). A wide range of demographic, social and economic data topics are available within the system and users can easily download the report in a number of output formats, including HTML. PDF, Excel and Word.
Community Indicators Victoria and the Newfoundland System of Community Accounts - Hosted by the University of Melbourne
Community Indicators Victoria (CIV) is a state-wide platform for the development and use of community wellbeing indicators and provides a web based resource. The CIV team will demonstrate the website and how reports can be generated, providing comparative data for local government areas, regions and the state, by communities and governments alike.
Department of Communities - Sector Community Services Information System (COMSIS)
The Queensland Government and Non-profit Community Services Sector are working together on actions which improve human services and the sector's contribution to the economy through employment and volunteering. A key initiative is the Community Services Information System (COMSIS) available on the Internet and accessible by all Queensland community organisations. The system contains the same high quality, publicly available data at small area level accessible by Queensland Government staff. This data covers a very wide range of demographic, social and economic information. COMSIS was developed by the Queensland Department of Communities and Queensland Treasury Office of Economic and Statistical Research (OESR).
Department of Trade and Economic Development (SA Govt) - EasyData EasyData is a new South Australian website which provides 'easy-to-use' data about social, environmental and economic indicators at Local Government, regional and State levels. The simple web-based interface is designed to be accessible to people who aren't familiar with statistics, with key indicators available as preselected print-outs or images that can be easily dropped into reports. For more experienced data users, the full data set for each indicator is available, allowing more detailed exploration.
Pilbara Development Commission (WA Govt) and others - Spotlight on the Pilbara Spotlight on the Pilbara is the first in a series of community indicator frameworks being developed in partnership between the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the nine Western Australian Regional Development Commissions, and the WA Department of Regional Development and Lands. The aim of the Spotlight Project is to bring together selected statistical information about each region, from a wide variety of sources, to provide a practical framework for use in regional strategic management and policy development. It is planned that Spotlights will be created for each Development Commission region, with data available at local government area (LGA) level where possible.
The pilot Spotlight on the Pilbara was developed in collaboration between the ABS and the Pilbara Development Commission (PDC) after wide consultation with people living, working and delivering services in the Pilbara region.
Landgate (WA Govt) - Shared Land Information Platform (SLIP) SLIP is a ground-breaking project revolutionising the way government information is used and shared. It delivers on-line real-time access to over 350 different datasets from over 20 agencies in a seamless cross-government manner. This modern way to discover and use information allows users to access data through one access point and is built upon a secure and robust enabling infrastructure. Recently, Landgate has been involved in expanding the SLIP framework to connect various types of data from agencies all over Australia.
University of Queensland - Leximancer Leximanceris specialist analytics technology for qualitative data using six regional areas. Leximancer was developed at the University of Queensland and has become a world-wide tool in qualitative analysis. It provides the researcher with a tool for the use of interpreting data at the practical level. The demonstration will provide delegates with an understanding of how the system can apply to their areas of interest and how they can come to understand a range of textual data that may have been ignored in the past.