Friday, 5 July 2013

OFFICIAL RELEASE - REMPLAN Community Delivered to First Three Clients

After a considerable period of development REMPLAN Community software has now been released to the first three clients:
  • RDA Mid North Coast (NSW), our client partner in developing this product
  • Port Stephens Council (NSW)
  • Meander Valley Council (TAS)      

The software has been created in-house by REMPLAN's team of software developers, economists and demographers in our Bendigo, Victoria and Robina, Queensland offices.  The software is an online 'cloud' application that can be accessed by clients' staff from any location via: 

Designed for Researchers, 
Strategic Planners and Economists

 REMPLAN Community is a very detailed and flexible resource that delivers:   
  • For all practical purposes the entire ABS 2011 and 2006 Census dataset for your area
  • Historical 2001, 1996 and 1991 ABS Census data for trend analysis 

  • Finest level of detail available (i.e. up to 4 digit where available)  
  • All geographies (LGAs, Suburbs, SA2s, SA1s and Destination Zones)
  • Any single or combination of geographies can be selected to generate demographic reports at the finest level of detail

  • Thematic “heat” maps are automatically generated for any single or combination of selected demographic variables

  • All data types are available …place of usual residence, place of enumeration, place of work …for persons, families and dwellings
  • All variables can be defined as persons, males or females
  • Population and housing modelling  
    example scenario:
          Residential housing development (50 separate houses + 150 apartments) …based on the demographic profile of your area the model will estimate: how many people could be housed by these dwellings; the age profile of these residents; their propensity to work (by industry sector); the proportion of these workers (by industry sector) that would work in your municipality; and finally the likely direct and indirect implications for the local economy.
The development of REMPLAN Community was driven by a couple of recurring challenges we faced:
  1. Increasing demands from clients for demographic data and analysis led to our frequent use of ABS’ TableBuilder product.   TableBuilder is a great product however it often places requests for data into a queue, on occasion is ‘down for maintenance’ during work hours and delivers data as spread sheets requiring us and our clients to then spend considerable time generating graphs and maps for reports
  2. Frequent requests from clients seeking to understand the likely economic implications of changes to their residential population, and residential housing developments.

REMPLAN Community is our idea of how the Census should be delivered …as dynamic, interactive graphs and maps ready to go  

Feedback from our first three REMPLAN Community clients is that the product is a huge time-saver.           

For REMPLAN Community we are providing local government clients with a particularly attentive level of service which includes on-site training as required, phone and email support as well as unlimited ABS TableBuilder requests.  That is, if you require data that is cross-tabulated in a particular way then we will run this query for you and provide the data at no additional cost.  Think of us as your 30 minute ABS!  
If you would like to have a look at REMPLAN Community, then the trial version provides great insights into what the product offers.  We can also provide a presentation at your offices if this would be of interest.

Please contact us with any questions you may have on:  1300 737 443


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Robina QLD 4226

About Us

At REMPLAN we are a team of economists, demographers and software developers. We develop online analytical tools and information resources for economic development and planning practitioners in local, state and federal government agencies, consulting firms, university researchers and students.

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