Know Your Community

Know Your Community – Key insights into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, is a new tool which enables anyone to build a community profile containing information and data about Queensland’s first nation peoples and the communities they live in.

Whether you are developing a business case for investment opportunities, seeking information about regional employment rates, putting in a funding submission, giving a presentation, engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders, or just increasing your knowledge you can be assured that Know Your Community will provide you with accurate and consistent information each and every time you visit.

Data is available from a range of topics relating to people and community, work and income, education and training, and housing for any Queensland Indigenous Location (ILOC), Statistical Area 2 (SA2), State Electoral District or Local Government Area (LGA).

Data is from the Australia Bureau of Statistics (2011 Census and 2016 Census) and has been analysed and stratified against the same data for non-Indigenous Queenslanders.

The data has been recently updated from the 2016 Census in the following topics:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • population size and structure
  • family and household structure
  • unpaid care
  • disability
  • voluntary work
  • highest level of schooling completed
  • at school or studying
  • income
  • housing.

The data for the following topics will be updated when additional Census 2016 data is released later in the year:

  • change of address
  • children in jobless families
  • non-school qualifications
  • Year 12 or above qualification of 20 to 24 year olds
  • working, studying or training amongst 18 to 24 year olds
  • work status
  • work by industry and occupation.

Know Your Community has been developed by the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships and the Queensland Government Statistician’s Office within Queensland Treasury.

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