The Australian income datasets supplied by eSpatial where obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Australian Census. The Australian income datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse the Australian population in relation to household income levels. These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate income levels across Australia. Reports can be generated which examine the levels of weekly household income within Australia at the Australian State, State Electoral Division and Local Government Area geographical levels. You can also link and connect your own personal or commercial data to these datasets. Income levels across Australia can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data. Below is an example of a simple Australian income report. This report was designed by eSpatial to illustrate how to get the most out of the eSpatial mapping software and the data it provides.
A simple report was created using eSpatial mapping software and the Income (Australian States) dataset it provides. This report examines Australian state level weekly household income in relation to three weekly household income brackets ($1000-$1499, $2000-$2499 and $4000 and over). The Australian income datasets provided by eSpatial offer a number of different income brackets which can be reported on but the above three where chosen for the purpose of this report.
Australian states are colored and categorized according to the number of households with a weekly income of over $4000. The graduated color scheme adopted by eSpatial mapping software allows for a quick and easy analysis of this data. It is evident from the map that yellow colored states (e.g. Tasmania) have the lowest median household income values, less than 10,000 while red colored states (e.g. New South Wales) have the highest, greater than 60,000. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the light orange (e.g. South Australia), orange (e.g. Western Australia) and dark orange (e.g. Queensland) colored states have values which lie somewhere in between 10,000 and 60,000 respectively.
Firstly the topic reflected in the map can be changed quickly and easily simply by selecting the map this field option. Once this option has been selected the map will change to reflect the values in this topic (e.g. select the map this field option on $2000-$2499 Household Income (Weekly) to see these values mapped in relation to Australia). Secondly the report can be sorted in ascending or descending order. This is useful when trying to decipher quickly which areas have the highest/lowest values (e.g. select sort descending on $1000-$1499 Household Income (Weekly) to see which state has the highest number of households in this income bracket). Finally the report can also be filtered by specific values. This is useful when trying to quickly search for areas with specific values (e.g. select filter results on $4000 and over Household Income so that states that have between 25,000 and 50,000 households in this income bracket are only displayed on the map).