New Data Alert – Mortality, Health, Crime and Schools
March 17th, 2017 by ejoughin
AURIN has released some exciting new datasets available through the AURIN Portal.
National Deaths and Mortality Database (CC-BY)
A new dataset from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the scope of this data includes: all deaths being registered for the first time, deaths of temporary visitors to Australia (including visitors from Norfolk Island), deaths that occurred within Australian Territorial waters, deaths that occurred in Australian Antarctic Territories or other external territories (excluding Norfolk Island), deaths that occurred in transit (i.e. on ships or planes) if registered in the Australian state or territory of ‘next port of call’, deaths of Australian nationals employed overseas at Australian legations and consular offices (i.e. deaths of Australian diplomats while overseas) where able to be identified and deaths that occurred in earlier years that have not previously been registered (late registrations).
The data is available at the SA2 and SA4 geography layer for years from 2010 through to 2015. Users can filter the data by year and map out the death rates over time.
Victorian Local Government Health Profiles (CC-BY)
The 2015 profiles (released November 2016) include over 220 variables from a wide range of data sources. AURIN worked with DHHS Victoria to produce these profiles providing measures on a broad range of topics including: population, diversity, disadvantage and social engagement, housing, transport and education, health status and service utilisation, child and family characteristics, service utilisation and perceived value of individuals to wider society as pictured above. Rankings are provided to enable comparison of LGAs, along with the Victorian averages.
The profiles are structured to provide a measure on each variable for each Local Government Area (LGA), and to also enable comparisons by providing rankings against all Local Government Areas as well as the Victorian measure. Profiles are also provided for former Department of Health regions, as well as the former Department of Human Services operational service areas and divisions.
Crime Statistics Victoria (CC-BY)
This dataset describes crime reported to, or detected by, Victoria Police from October 2011 to September 2016, with a focus on the 12 months from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2016. Data was extracted from the Victoria Police Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) database on 18 October 2016. The dataset represents all offences recorded in the Victoria Police Law Enforcement Assistance Program (LEAP) database between October 2011 and September 2016, where Victoria Police have recorded a crime prohibited by criminal law.
The offences include crimes that have been reported to police as well as those identified by police. For the purposes of reporting, each specific offence belongs to a broader offence category which is used to describe and summarise each offence type. Offences include bribery, deception (pictured above) drug dealing and trafficking, disorderly and offensive conduct, public nuisance offences and public security offences amongst others. For more information head to our data provider.
School Locations (CC-BY)
Updated datasets for locations of schools and support centres are available for Queensland, NSW and Victoria. AURIN Worked with the Queensland Government, Department of Education and Training, Government of New South Wales Department of Education and the Government of Victoria Department of Education and Training to bring researchers the latest point level data on locations of schools. this is a comprehensive dataset that can be overlaid with a myriad of other social and demographic data to reveal insight into our education facility placement and service access.
Check out our Walkability tutorial for creating the map above that depicts school locations and a walkable catchment for each school.