Census data for the Sunshine Coast
  • Friday 22 June 2012

The first stage release of Census data collected last year by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) was released to the public today.

Mayor Mark Jamieson said Census data provides essential population information for Sunshine Coast Council planning and decision making.

"It’s important the Sunshine Coast has a sustainable community, a sustainable environment and a sustainable economy – this data will help us to work towards those goals," Mayor Jamieson said.

"The figures provide a snapshot of data on a range of topics such as age, family, education, income, housing, transport, religion and ethnicity from a single small area to the entire state.

"Council will use the Census data to plan infrastructure, transportation, land use and facilities for the region.

"It will assist economic development policy and planning as we facilitate employment growth in the region.

"The figures will also help our partners in the education and training sector to provide and prepare current and future generations for both study and work here on the Coast.

"Council’s website has a huge range of statistical information available from past census data that will be updated with the new information over the coming months.

"Go to council’s website and look under the tab, About Sunshine Coast, scroll down to the Statistics and Maps page and there you will find maps, community profiles and locality snapshots."

To find out more about the data released today by the ABS go to www.abs.gov.au.