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Perspectives on Regional Australia

The Perspectives on Regional Australia series provides data and analysis to explore issues that are important to regions across Australia - from the inner cities to the most remote areas. Regional Perspectives articles explain what regional data is available and how it can be used to understand local circumstances.

Recent articles have looked at home ownership, population change and income in different regions of Australia. These articles focussed on Local Government Areas (LGAs), because local governments use this information to support decisions about infrastructure, facilities and service provision and to understand their communities. As well as LGAs, recent articles have looked at a range of different types of regions, such as Greater Capital City Statistical Areas, metropolitan, regional and remote areas, and Labour Force Regions. The regions used by the ABS are defined in the Australian Statistical Geography Standard; see our Statistical Geography page for more information.

Regional Research

Regional Research Papers support future regional information and analysis by investigating issues that are important to regional research. The latest paper looked at statistical issues, such as the availability of rural and regional information, and planning issues, such as those raised in Regional Development Australia committee plans.

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