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Thursday, 13 July 2017

2016 Census Update and new REMPLAN Community software

2016 Census data is out and the REMPLAN team have been hard at work!

2016 Census (demographic) data has been released and shows the national population hit 23.4 million in 2016, more than double the population of 50 years ago (1966 Census). 

This is a busy and exciting time for the REMPLAN team who are hard at work to ensure your staff access software and public online profiles for REMPLAN Economy and REMPLAN Community will reflect the 2016 Census data releases. It's only last week that the 2016 Census demographic data was released by the ABS but REMPLAN are pleased to advise that REMPLAN Community software now includes the 2016 Census results for your regions right down to SA1 level.



Here are some key dates regarding further updates:

  • 31 July 2017:  REMPLAN to deliver 2016 Census updates for clients with custom geographic areas
  • October 2017: A further 2016 Census release will occur, detailing place of work by industry, your REMPLAN Economy subscriptions will also be updated to reflect this release within a fortnight of ABS release
  • February 2018:  ABS to release the Socio Economic Index for Areas (SEIFA) based on the 2016 Census data.
All 2016 Census updates are included as part of your existing REMPLAN Community subscription.

Now is a good time to book in a training session to ensure you will get the most out of your new data! Not a REMPLAN Community subscriber? We are happy to provide a no obligation demonstration at your offices, please contact us to arrange a time.


Call the REMPLAN team now 1300 737 443.


Kind Regards,
The REMPLAN team

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

2016 Census data is out and REMPLAN are hard at work!

2016 Census (demographic) data has been released and shows the national population hit 23.4 million in 2016, more than double the population of 50 years ago (1966 Census).  

The ACT, Victoria and Western Australia experienced the fastest population growth between 2011 and 2016, with each increasing by 11%. In 2016, more than two-thirds of Australians lived in a capital city

Between Censuses, the number of people living in capital cities grew nearly twice as fast as the number of people living outside of capital cities (10.5% and 5.7% respectively). Sydney remained the largest city in Australia, growing by an average of 1,656 people per week between the 2011 and 2016 Censuses. Melbourne however is catching up, growing by an average of 1,859 people per week over the same period. 

In relation to incomes, the median personal income across Australia was $662 per week in 2016, an increase from $577 per week in 2011. The ACT remained the state or territory with the highest median income at $998 per week. Tasmania also remained the state with the lowest median income - $573 per week.

This is a busy and exciting time for the REMPLAN team who are hard at work to ensure your staff access software and public online profiles for REMPLAN Economy and REMPLAN Community will reflect the 2016 Census data releases as soon as possible. 

REMPLAN Community subscribers now have access to the "2016 Preliminary Data" tab in your REMPLAN Community staff access software which provides a variety of demographic reports by local government area, suburb and SA2 geographical boundaries. The "2016 Preliminary Data" is reflective of ABS's preliminary release of 2016 Census data.

Here are the key 2016 Census release dates:
  • 27 June 2017: Preliminary release of the 2016 Census demographic (or "place of usual residence") data.
  • 4 July 2017: Detailed release of 2016 Census demographic data, your REMPLAN Community subscriptions are currently being updated to reflect this release, and we are on track to have these updated by mid-July.
  • October 2017: A further 2016 Census release will occur, detailing place of work by industry, your REMPLAN Economy subscriptions will be updated to reflect this release within a fortnight of ABS release.
All 2016 Census updates are included as part of your existing subscription.

Now is a good time to book in a training session to ensure you will get the most out of your new data!


Call the REMPLAN team now 1300 737 443.

Kind Regards,
The REMPLAN team

Monday, 19 June 2017

REMPLAN Data Update - March 2017 Unemployment Rate

All public access REMPLAN Economy and Community Profiles have been updated with the latest area-specific unemployment rate (March Quarter 2017).

To access the unemployment data by quarter:
1. Select the 'Trends' tab toward the top-right of the screen
2. Select  'Unemployment' from the sub-menu
3. Select 'By Quarter' from the drop-down box next to 'Data:', towards the top left of the screen.

Click on the image below to view a live example:

It is anticipated that June Quarter 2017 data will be available in September 2017.

Please do not hesitate to contact the REMPLAN team should you have any questions: 130 737 443.

Kind Regards,
The REMPLAN team

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

2016 Census update

2017 will be a year of renewed discovery as the ABS and REMPLAN gear up for the release of the 2016 Census data.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has previewed the 2016 Census of Population and Housing data, revealing the ‘typical’ Australian in 2016 was a 38-year-old, married, mother of two, paying off a mortgage and doing 5 to 14 hours of housework in her three-bedroom home.

A further release from ABS has revealed the ‘typical’ Australian family (currently a couple with children) is about to undergo significant change. The ABS are projecting the number of couple families without children is likely to overtake the number of couple families with children, becoming the most common family type in Australia between 2023 and 2029.

REMPLAN is working with the ABS and has systems in place to ensure your staff access software and public online profiles for REMPLAN Economy and REMPLAN Community will be expedited and updated efficiently following the 2016 Census data releases.

  • The ABS will release the majority of Community (demographic) data on 27 June 2017, your REMPLAN Community subscriptions will be updated to reflect the 2016 Census by mid-July.
  • A further release will occur in October 2017, detailing journey to work data, your REMPLAN Economy subscriptions will be updated to reflect this release within a fortnight of ABS release.

All 2016 Census updates are included as part of your existing subscription.

Now is a good time to book in a training session to ensure you will get the most out of your new data!

Call the REMPLAN team now 1300 737 443.

Kind Regards,
The REMPLAN team

Thursday, 11 May 2017

REMPLAN Data Update - December Qtr 2016 Unemployment Rate

All public access REMPLAN online economic and community profiles have been updated with the latest area-specific unemployment rate (December Quarter 2016). Data is available to be viewed by year (2016) and quarter (December Quarter 2016).

Access your region's REMPLAN online economic profile by navigating to
www.economicprofile.com.au and selecting your region from the left hand pane. To access the unemployment data, select the 'Trends' tab towards the top right of the screen, then select 'Unemployment' from the sub-menu. To select the unemployment data by year, select 'By Year' in the drop down box next to Data towards the top left of the screen.

Alternatively click on the image below for an example of the population data as shown on the REMPLAN online economic profile. 



To view data by quarter, select 'By Quarter' in the drop down box next to Data towards the top left of the screen:


Please do not hesitate to contact the team at REMPLAN should you have any questions: 1300 737 443.


Kind Regards,
The REMPLAN team
Specialists in region-specific economic and demographic data, impact modelling and forecasting

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

REMPLAN Data Update - 2016 Estimated Residential Population

We are pleased to advise you that all REMPLAN online public-access economic and community profiles have now been updated with the latest Estimated Residential Population data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

The update is based on the preliminary release of 2016 Estimated Residential Population data. The ABS is expected to release revised 2016 revised Estimated Residential Population data in July 2017, following the release of the 2016 Census data.

Access your region's REMPLAN online economic profile by navigating to
www.economicprofile.com.au and selecting your region from the left hand pane. Alternatively click on the image below for an example of the population data as shown on the REMPLAN online economic profile. 



Please click on the image below for an example of the data, as shown on the online community profiles:



Subscribers to REMPLAN Economy staff login software are also able to access the updated population data.To view the data within your REMPLAN Economy software, please go to www.remplanlogin.com.au/economy and enter your work email address and REMPLAN password. Select a region to use from the 'Regions' tab (located towards the top of the screen). The 2016 Estimated Residential Population is shown in the 'Economic Overview' within the right hand side information pane.



Please do not hesitate to contact the team at REMPLAN if you have any questions: 
1300 737 443

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Effectively connecting with local 

businesses – targeting is key


Effectively engaging with local businesses is a fundamental aspect of a council’s role in economic development. And we all know that effective engagement starts with targeted engagement.

But to target our business engagement strategies, and delivery of other services for that matter, we need a comprehensive and up to date database of existing businesses. This is where Australian Business Register (ABR) comes in.

How can ABR data help?

The Australian Business Register (ABR) is part of the Australian Tax Office and captures powerful data on businesses operating across Australia. Local, state and federal government agencies are able to access this data to assist them with their work.

ABR data is updated weekly and can be used to support funding applications, strategic planning, economic development, customer service delivery and engagement with local businesses. The data has many applications, including:
  • Service delivery – promoting new government services or grants, advising or regulatory changes, licensing of business activities and identifying and supporting new businesses.
  • Disaster response and recovery – identifying businesses in a disaster affecte3d area to target the delivery of support and assistance.
  • Procurement – validating suppliers’ ABNs, identifying local suppliers and trades people for council initiatives and conflict of interest checks.
  • Planning and economic development – identifying changes in business growth and composition by area, informing strategic and land use planning, measuring economic performance.
  • Compliance activities – validating business details, risk profiling, work planning and site visits.


What does REMPLAN do that can make using ABR data easier?

REMPLAN has developed software with advanced mapping, reporting and customer relationship management capabilities to help planning and economic development professionals manage their ABR data as part of their government roles.

REMPLAN’s Business Analysis ModuleTM delivers comprehensive and up to date information on businesses in your municipality by:
  • Immediate delivery of a comprehensive and current database of local business records.
  • Sorted, geo-coded and precisely mapped ABR data.
  • Incorporating and reconciling ABR data with Council’s existing business database.
  • Transparent editing by tracking user updates.


At REMPLAN, we are happy to share our experience in working with the ABR data and are keen to learn about your projects and the insights you are seeking. Contact us to see how we can help you in your organisation.
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