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The Australian occupation datasets supplied by eSpatial where obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Australian Census. The Australian occupation datasets provided by eSpatial can be used to examine and analyse the professional characteristics of the Australian population. These datasets can be used in conjunction with the eSpatial mapping software to create reports which investigate the occupational positions held by the Australian population. Reports can be generated which examine the professional characteristics of the total population, male population and female population 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. The professional characteristics of Australia can also therefore be analysed in relation to your own data. Below is an example of a simple Australian occupation 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.

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A simple report was created using the eSpatial mapping software and the Occupation (Australian States) dataset it provides. This report examines the professional characteristics of the Australian population in relation to the amount and proportion of the population in managerial positions. The Australian occupation datasets provided by eSpatial offer a number of different occupation categories which can be reported on but for the purpose of this report the managerial category was chosen as an example.

Australian states are colored and categorized according to the number of managers within them. 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. Northern Territory) have the least number of people in managerial positions, less than 50,000 people while red colored states (e.g. New South Wales) have the most people in this professional category with more than 350,000 people. It is also therefore easy to surmise that the number of managers in the light orange (e.g. Western Australia), orange (e.g. Queensland) and dark orange (e.g. Victoria) colored states lies somewhere between 50,000 and 350,000 managers 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 Male managers 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 % Female managers to see which state has the highest proportion of female managers). 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 Managers so that states with between 200,000 and 400,000 managers are only displayed on the map).

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