Workshop Tutorial: TAFE Toowoomba

In this tutorial we will investigate a range of tutorials across Queensland, covering the following themes

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations

Demographics and Socio-economics

Employment, Income and Education

Movement and Transport

Click on the themes below to view the tutorial exercises for each. These tutorials will allow you to become familiar with the AURIN Portal functionality, as well introduce you to some important concepts relating to the themes.

Themes

Theme One: Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander populations

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations

Exercise One: Calculating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Population Proportions

In this first exercise, we will be calculating the proportions of the population within each SA1 in our study area that identified as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander at the 2016 Census

For this exercise we will use the following datasets:

The following tools will be used in this exercise

What the tutorial video below for instructions


Key Research Questions

Where are higher proportions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians located in our study area?

Are there any differences between the counts and proportions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations in the study area?

What other factors might we look at when examining these potential spatial patterns?


Theme Two: Demographics and Socio-economics

Demographics and Socio-economics

Exercise One: Calculating Ethnic Diversity

In this first exercise, we will be calculating the ethnic diversity for SA1s in our study area.

For this exercise we will use the following datasets:

The following tools will be used in this exercise

The Diversity Index is a useful way of measuring the degree of specialisation or alternatively the degree of diversity across attributes within a spatial unit. This allows spatial units to be compared as to the mix of the characteristics being measured.

You can conceptually use the tool for a range of variables: socio-economic, economic, built form or demographic.

The diversity index for a particular region can range from 0 to 1, where a score approaching 0 indicates an increasing degree of diversity and a score approaching 1 indicates an increasing degree of specialisation (or homogeneousness). Determination of whether a region has a high or low diversity index is done by comparing the diversity index scores across all regions


Key Research Questions:

Where is ethnic diversity in your study area concentrated?

Where is ethnic diversity lacking?

What are the potential relationships between ethnic diversity and other diversity, demographic, and socio-economic indicators?


Theme Three: Employment, Income and Education

Employment, Income, and Education

Exercise One: Education and Income

In this first exercise, we will be examining the relationship between median income and education in Toowoomba

Theme Four: Transport and Movement

Transport and Movement

Exercise One: Journey to Work

In this first exercise, we will be calculating the proportions of people who travel to work by different modes


Key Research Questions

How do the different modes shift across the study area?

What are some of the variables which might be associated with these different patterns?

What might you implement to make changes to these patterns