Monday, July 02, 2012

The Australian Census on Google Maps

The SBS - Census Explorer is a data exploration tool visualising the key demographic indicators from Australia's 2011 Census.

The tool allows users to explore the census data in a number of different ways. Google Maps are used throughout the Explore Languages section of the Explorer to visualise the locations of the 579 different languages spoken throughout Australia.

Using a drop-down menu it is possible to select an individual language. A heat map of where that language is spoken is then displayed on the map. It is possible to click on individual census tracts to get the exact number of the language's speakers at that location.

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