Month: June 2018

Weekend Contemplation

A friend of mine who combines a professional interest in Africa with a hobby of collecting antique maps has written a fascinating paper called “The evolution of European ignorance about Africa.” The paper describes how European maps of the African continent evolved from the 15th to the 19th centuries. You might have supposed that the…

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ATO income data and Cairns City

To follow the previous post and comment that Cairns City SA2 is different here are personal income relativities for the Cairns urban SA2’s: This is different from the 2016 census where Cairns City SA2 median personal income was above the Queensland median. Presumably this represents the difference between the flow of short term income earners…

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Personal income down to SA2

Amidst the flurry of relevant regional data in the last week the easiest to miss was this from ABS: Estimates of Personal Income for Small Areas, 2011-2016 It draws off Australian Tax Office data down to the SA2 level. Shane Wright has looked into this data in context of WA: Post-mining boom stats show the wage squeeze…

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Cairns Council Budget 2018

  Yes, it’s council budget day 2018. Not sure what details and media releases are up at the council website but did note this extract from Agenda Item 29: Statement of Estimated Financial Position. No Council. You do not sum the column to derive a variance of (18.70%) on total operating expenses. This is more blindingly…

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Not this year, next year

Noted at realestate.com.au: Brisbane apartment slump over with values set to rise This latest CoreLogic-Moody’s Analytics Australian Home Value Index Forecast is available from CoreLogic at a bargain price of just $1,500. However a cropped snippet of Table 4 has thoughtfully been posted at the above link which includes Cairns. Not this year Rick, next year: “if…

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Gaming data conundrums

I have no idea what I’m trying to do with the monthly Queensland EGM (pokie) data. Maybe it’s just that it continues to throw up interesting stats. Interesting convergence there. Also interesting is this: Yes. In less than four (4) years the number of pokies in Queensland which are approved but not operational has grown…

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