Friday February 19, 2010

Mosman to 2030: a valuable information resource

For information on Mosman’s demographics (current composition and future trends) visit Mosman Council’s website and check out the Community Profile, the Atlas and Forecast.

This is an excellent resource for students, researchers, community groups, Council, the business community, and the community in general as it provides information on current population and future trends and answers questions such as How many people live here? Who are we? What do we do? How do we live?

The Forecast section, which predicts changes in Mosman’s demographics up to 2031 in table, graph and map format, has recently been upgraded and enhanced with some useful new features:

  • A ‘Data mapping’ tab which allows for the creation of thematic maps, including number, percentage and change in number, for any of the datasets, for any year of the forecast period
  • A new home page giving an instant snapshot along with detailed contextual ‘role and function’ text
  • Thumbnail maps on each page showing the location of each selected area to provide additional spatial context
  • Information for ‘males’, ‘females’ and ‘persons’ available instantly for each dataset
  • More extensive summary and key results information
  • Summary of the major components of population change represented on one page for easier analysis.

The information in the Forecasts is underpinned by:

  • The Community Profile which includes results from the 2006, 2001, 1996, and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing, presented in table and graph format with commentary. It enables detailed analysis of the changes to the Mosman community over a 20 year period.
  • The Atlas which presents the above information as interactive maps. Based on data from the 2001 and 2006 Censuses, each map is prepared using Census Collector Districts providing the finest level of detail to help identify spatial patterns and trends in the area.

— Posted by Jill Cuthbert, Manager Library Resources in ,  |  Permalink

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