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REMPLAN Blog

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

REMPLAN Notice - 2016 Place of Work Census Data


IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Further to the advice (below) received from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), we have followed the ABS' lead and have removed the 2016 Census place of work data from our REMPLAN Community software and public profiles. Please note that all 2016 Census place of usual residence and place of enumeration data remains accessible.

"The place of work data for the 2016 Census has been temporarily removed from the ABS website so an issue can be corrected. There was a discrepancy in the process used to transform detailed workplace location information into data suitable for output. Due to the highly specialised nature of this process, the ABS did not pick up on the issue until after the release of the data. We are working to correct this as quickly as possible and will release the updated information in TableBuilder in early December. The Working Population Profiles will be updated later in December."

Please click on the link below to view the advice from the ABS:

Initial guidance from the ABS is that the revised place of work data will be released in December 2017. Once the revised data is available all REMPLAN Community data, software and public profiles will be updated as soon as possible.  

Kind Regards,
The REMPLAN team

Monday, 20 November 2017

REMPLAN Notice - ABS 2016 Census Release

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The ABS released the following advice today:  
"There was a discrepancy in the process used to transform detailed workplace location information into data suitable for output. Due to the highly specialised nature of this process, the ABS did not pick up on the issue until after the release of the data. We are working to correct this as quickly as possible and will release the updated information in early December."

What does this mean for the REMPLAN update?

Place of work employment data is an important input into REMPLAN Economy and the impact of the above announcement is that the REMPLAN update scheduled for late November will be delayed.

We are waiting on further clarification from the ABS however their initial guidance is that the revised place of work data will be released in early December. Once the revised data is available the REMPLAN team will work hard to update all clients' REMPLAN data, software and public profiles as soon as possible. 

We will keep you informed as more information is released by the ABS. We understand that many of you are waiting for this data and working to your own project deadlines. We apologise for any inconvenience this delay creates. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. 

REMPLAN Community clients, please note: your software and public profiles have already been updated with the 2016 place of work data released by the ABS. It is very likely that these estimates will be revised by the ABS. Our advice at this stage is to delay use of the data until further guidance is available from the ABS.


Kind Regards,
The REMPLAN team

Monday, 13 November 2017

REMPLAN Data Update - 2016 Census November Release of Detailed Data

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the detailed place of work data!

These are busy times at REMPLAN as we process this detailed data and undertake some major updates for all REMPLAN products.

The data so far
The recent release in October has already provided some higher-level insights, such as the industries that employ the most Australian’s, how often we move house and how educated we are.

Through this aggregated data we have already seen some interesting changes about what industries we are working in. Across Australia between 2011 and 2016, Manufacturing continued to decline its share of employment as did retail. Conversely, Health Care and Social Assistance experienced ongoing growth, in absolute terms and as a proportion of Australian employment overall (Figure 1).

There is also a national propensity to move house. In 2016, around 15.3% of us lived in a different location than we did in 2015. However, looking over a longer period, more than 40% of Australians had moved house since the last Census in 2011 (Image 2).

The current release will build on this information, providing the data in more detail and enabling a more nuanced view of the changes occurring in your region.







What is in the update?
This release is a big one for us at REMPLAN as it includes the detailed place of work data that is a key input into our area-specific economic models.

With this update, you will see the most current estimates across all economic indicators at the 114 industry sector level, updates to Gross Regional Product and detailed characteristics of workers in your region.

This update will also provide a range of insights about your region’s resident population, including:
  • Level of qualifications and field of study
  • Employment and occupation
  • Migration and mobility

REMPLAN Update Timing
We will be working hard over the coming weeks to update all REMPLAN login software and publicly accessible REMPLAN profiles. The update schedule will be:

REMPLAN Community –
Beginning 20th November 2017.
REMPLAN Economy – Beginning 30th November 2017.




Organise a training session or presentation 

The significance of this release makes it an ideal time to organise training or, alternatively, a presentation for key stakeholders. We would encourage all our current clients to contact us and schedule in a time for a training session, presentation or briefing to help you get the most out of this new information.

Lets Talk: 1300 737 443.

Kind Regards,
The REMPLAN team

Thursday, 9 November 2017

REMPLAN Data Update - June 2017 Unemployment Rate


We are pleased to advise you that all public-access REMPLAN Economy and Community profiles have now been updated with the latest area-specific unemployment rate data (June Quarter 2017). This data has recently been released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Department of Employment.


At the State Level, the Australian Bureau of Statistics' Labour Force Survey data shows the following quarterly unemployment rates:


At the Local Government Area (LGA) level, the Department of Employment has noted a number of labour market developments:

  • Unemployment has decreased in the majority of LGAs, with 60.1 per cent having recorded a fall in their unemployment rate over the year to the June quarter 2017, up from 46.9 per cent over the year to the June quarter 2016. 
  • A number of LGAs recorded a rise in their unemployment rate.
  • In the June quarter 2017, 44.5 per cent of LGAs recorded an unemployment rate of less than 5.0 per cent, compared with 38.4 per cent in the June quarter 2016
  • In the June quarter 2017, 7.7 per cent of LGAs recorded an unemployment rate of 10.0 per cent or above, down from 11.1 per cent in the June quarter 2016.
  • Significant differences exist at the State level, with 53.8 per cent of LGAs in Victoria recording an unemployment rate below 5.0 per cent, compared with just 19.5 per cent in Queensland.

Click on the image below to see how unemployment is trending in Central Maitland:

To explore other areas please visit: http://www.economyprofile.com.au/


Please contact the team at REMPLAN if you have any questions regarding this update. We are also available to provide REMPLAN software training, presentations and management briefings.  


Let's Talk:  1300 737 443.


Kind Regards,

The REMPLAN team

Monday, 6 November 2017

Share your REMPLAN projects with colleagues

Updates across all REMPLAN products continue to deliver increased functionality and flexibility. REMPLAN Economy and REMPLAN Community software have a new look Projects tab which simplifies accessing projects and facilitates collaboration by enabling users to share projects with colleagues. 

1. To save a project simply click on the "Save Project" button.


2. Give your project a name, and set your sharing permissions.
  • By choosing "Shared with my organisation", this project will appear on your colleagues Projects
    tab, and they will be able to view the project.
  • By choosing to share and "Allow others to update this project" enables your colleagues to view and edit the project.


3. Now your project will appear under your Projects tab (1). If you wish to open your project click anywhere on the project title (2), then click the "Open" button (3).


The REMPLAN Team are continually refining our products and services to bring you the best data in an easy to use interface.

Don't forget the REMPLAN Economy and REMPLAN Community Training Guides can be easily downloaded from the tools menu. But as always give us a call if you need assistance with anything REMPLAN.


For support with REMPLAN, anything from help using the software through to technical questions regarding data and economic modelling, please contact us on:

1300 737 443

The REMPLAN Team 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Next Round of 2016 Census Data Released!


The next round of 2016 Census data has been released. This is an important release for us at REMPLAN as it contains a key input into your respective regional economic profiles; that is, data on where people work and which industries they are employed in.

Data at a 2-digit level is now available in ABS QuickStats and Community Profiles. However, the detailed 4-digit data that will be used as inputs into all REMPLAN economic profiles will not be available until 10 November 2017. We will be working hard to update all profiles once this data becomes available.

Until then, the latest release provides some insights on the changing nature of our nation’s economy.

Where are we working?

When it comes to work, Health Care & Social Assistance and Retail Trade are still our major industries, employing around 22% of all working Australians.

These have been the top two employing sectors since 2006, however the relative importance of each has changed over the past 10 years. Health Care has grown from employing 10.5% of people in 2006 to 12.6% in 2016. In turn, Retail has seen a decrease over that time. Taking the top spot in 2006, and employing 11.3% of working Australians, to 2016 when only 9.9% of people were employed in the retail sector.


Industries across the board have seen some degree of change since the 2011 Census. However, the most notable movement has occurred in Manufacturing. In 2006, this was the third largest employing sector, almost equal to Health Care, employing 10.5% of working people. In 2011 manufacturing still employed 9.0% of people. But in 2016 manufacturing saw a significant drop, down to the eighth highest employing sector, employing 6.4% of working Australians.


Table - Sectors seeing the largest increase and decrease in proportional share of employment in Australia 2011-2016.
Industry Sector20112016Change
Health Care and Social Assistance11.6%12.6%+1.0%
Education and Training8.0%8.7%+0.7%
Manufacturing9.0%6.4%-2.6%
Wholesale Trade4.0%2.9%-1.1%

The State of employment…

Growth in industry employment can be observed at an absolute level (i.e. the increase in the actual number of people employed in that industry compared to 2011 census) or as a proportional share (i.e. the proportional share of people working in an industry compared to overall employment in 2016). The figure below illustrates the growth sectors for each state in these two measures.



Are we getting smarter or are our HECS debts just increasing?

The 2016 census indicates that we as a nation are increasingly favouring university level education, with 36.5% of people with a non-school qualification now having a bachelor degree or higher (up from 33.7% in 2011).

In contrast, the proportion of people with certificate level qualifications has decreased over the 5 years to 2016, down from 32.3% to 31.3%. This trend for degree level qualifications is also evidenced in the type of educational institutions that students are currently attending. In 2016 16.1% of all full time or part time students were attending a university or other tertiary institution (up 1.8%), while the proportion of students attending technical or further education institutions decreased to 5.9% (down -1.4%). This proportional decrease was also accompanied by an absolute decrease, with the total number of students attending technical or further education institutions dropping from 473,608 in 2011 to 424,869 in 2016.

More to come…

These changes in where we work and how we are educated reflect the changing nature of our national economy. However, they don’t tell the complete story. This next release will include other information on employment, place of work, modes of travel to work and migration. 

To help you tell the story of your region’s economy, REMPLAN will be updating all software following the November release of detailed data.



Let's Talk:  1300 737 443.

Kind Regards,
The REMPLAN team

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

How to log into REMPLAN

Did you know?

- If your organisation has a REMPLAN subscription then the licence covers all staff!
- You can log into REMPLAN from anywhere. REMPLAN is designed to operate on desktop computers, laptops and tablets, across all modern browsers.

Steps to log in
Logging in is easy, just follow these steps:

Step 1: Go to www.remplanlogin.com.au

Step 2: Enter your work email address and password.



**Are you a new user? Here's how to create a log in
Step 1: Go to www.remplanlogin.com.au

Step 2: For a new user, enter your work email address, click next.
Step 3: Your Client ID will be emailed to you, use this Client ID to complete the new user form and click submit. 


Step 4: Once completed you will receive an email with your login details and a link to access to REMPLAN.

Step 5: Refresh the page, and enter your work email address and click next.












Step 6: Enter your password and click logon.


For support with REMPLAN, anything from help using the software through to technical questions regarding data and economic modelling, please contact us on:

1300 737 443
The REMPLAN Team 

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