AU Dashboard

Team Name: 
Baby Got Hack!

Your Local Dashboard is an online platform that takes real time data from an array of sources and brings it to together in a simple and easy to use format.

Simply select your local government area and the dashboard populates with the relevant data.

Would you like to know how much your local council has spent on Education and welfare, or how effective the use of this money has been? The information is now at your fingertips.

Like to know if spending on Law and order has resulted in a decreased crime rate? With a few clicks you’ll have all the information you need.

Your Local Dashboard also uses current search data from both Google and My Community Directory to give key insights into demand as it occurs. This allows councils to adapt and respond to change, quickly help vulnerable citizens, or reallocate budgets and activities to address changing times.

Want to know more about your local amenities? Click on find a service and My Community Directory is ready with a local search function.

See something interesting or have a suggestion for a Local council?

Your local Dashboard streamlines the process by delivering your message to those in the know. Fill out the form, and within seconds your feedback is in the inbox of your local council representative.

With data from sources including data.gov.au, ABS, Main Roads, Department of Education, the Department of Health, and many more “My Local Dashboard” has all the information you need.

Get information or give feedback on  Health, Education & Welfare, Economic Services,  Transport & Roads, Law & Public Safety, and Recreation & Culture.

Your Local Dashboard:

  • Helps people build and enjoy their community
  • Helps government adapt & respond to change
  • Makes big data easy & accessible
  • And helps shape communities for years to come

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Used Datasets: 
Dataset Name: 
WAPOL Data > OFFENCES.csv
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
WA Police
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Government of Western Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Extracted subset for Bunbury and filtered data to provide insights to (FY 2003/04 to 2015/16): - Types of offences (by Category) - Percentage change in number of offences (derived off the value for total number of offences) - number of drug related offences by year - number of theft, burglaries and robberies by year - number of incidents with antisocial behaviour by year - victim types by year (business, officer, person, unknown) - victims by gender and age for entire data period - investigation outcomes (e.g. Civil/other, insufficient evidence, offender processed, uncleared, withdrawn)
Dataset Name: 
shark hazard (sighting)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Fisheries
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Government of Western Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Filtered data by SightingLocationTown = Bunbury. Count number of shark sightings per year.
Dataset Name: 
Australian hospital statistics 2012-13
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
We have used the data to provide general hospital statistics, e.g. number of hospitals, number of beds, annual admissions
Dataset Name: 
Bunbury Annual Reports
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
City of Bunbury
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Displaying an excerpt of annual reports for financial data, transport data and infringements issued (from 2011 onwards). We have also used data to show the spend for recreational uses. We have cross referenced the data taken from the annual reports with Bunbury's population data to break down the data per capita. Examples of data used: - Budget information - Revenue from Transport (taken from Statement of comprehensive income), - Length of roads resealed or upgraded (square metres), - Pathway Upgrades, - Number of Crashes, - Average parking vacancy rate, - Participation in leisure, recreation and sporting activities, - Participation in festivals, events and cultural and heritage activities, - Participation in arts programs and events, - Parks & Playgrounds, - Sports Facilities, - Cultural Facilities, - Libraries, - Books
Dataset Name: 
website
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Local Government and Communities
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Cross referenced actual expenditure against budget taken from the Annual Reports.
Dataset Name: 
Population Statistics
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used population data for Bunbury to generate per capita information (i.e. financials and annual reports) including breakdown of demographic (by age and gender).
Dataset Name: 
Health Status data for Western Australia
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Health (Western Australia)
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Government of Western Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Using data to display health related information for Bunbury (e.g. hospitalisation, birth rates, percentage of population suffering from life style diseases).
Dataset Name: 
Immunisation rates for Australian children
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The dataset provides information regarding the immunisation rates for 1, 2 and 5 year old for Bunbury compared to the national average.
Dataset Name: 
Experimental Industry Estimates
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The industry estimates provided us with information about the estimated turnover of businesses in Bunbury, categorised by industry. It has been split into small and big businesses.
Dataset Name: 
6291.0.55.001 - Labour Force, Australia, Detailed - Electronic Delivery, Feb 2015
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The data set has been used to chart changes in the employment rate for Bunbury.
Dataset Name: 
ABN Lookup statistical query
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Business Register
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The ABN lookup provides us with the number of newly created Businesses in Bunbury per annum.
Dataset Name: 
Taxation Statistics
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Taxation Office
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The data set provides us with the total taxable income for Bunbury.
Dataset Name: 
Annual Reports
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
City of Bunbury
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Local Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The Annual Reports also provided us with the values of new developments in Bunbury.
Dataset Name: 
Tourism
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
South West Development Commission
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Government of Western Australia
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The data set provides a breakdown of visitors to Bunbury.
Dataset Name: 
Suburb information
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
realestate.com.au Pty Ltd
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The website provides the median house price for Bunbury.
Dataset Name: 
Personal insolvency by postcode
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Financial Security Authority
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The data set provides annual personal insolvency statistics for Bunbury.
Dataset Name: 
Australia's hospitals 2014-15 at a glance (AIHW)
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Data provided in this document has been used for comparative hospital statistics (Bunbury vs. National).
Dataset Name: 
customised analysis
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Used available data for WA to compare to Bunbury.
Dataset Name: 
Australian Groundwater Insights
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Bureau of Meteorology
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The map data provides a map view on e.g. salinity, rising/falling groundwater levels.
Dataset Name: 
Smoking
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Provide comparison of smokers in Bunbury compared to the national average.
Dataset Name: 
Higher Education Attrition Rates 2005-2013
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education and Training
Jurisdiction of Data: 
Australian Government
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
LGA HE Attrition Data, 2005-2013 in order to determine higher education attrition rate for Bunbury.
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Department of Education
Dataset Name: 
individual searches
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
Google
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
The mycommunity directory provided us with the keyword search for google to determine the changes in search behaviour. This is used to indicate to local government what people are searching for in their area and local governments can use that information to cross-reference with the expenditure.
Dataset Name: 
sample data provided
Publishing Organisation/Agency: 
My Community Directory
How did you use this data in your entry?: 
Sample data provided by https://www.mycommunitydirectory.com.au/ was cross-referenced against google adword searches. Our website also links back to https://www.mycommunitydirectory.com.au/ to support one website communities can use to find the services their councils provide.
Event Location: 
Perth