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Lismore City Council has invested in a new information resource that could save not-for-profit organisations, community groups and businesses countless hours in research. Figures, stats and demographics of all different kinds are now available for use in reports, grant applications or research purposes. People can drill down to a very deep level and look at how changes in our local community and economy relate more broadly to Australian societal and economic benchmarks. The profile is very comprehensive, containing everything from population figures to building approval stats, the number of cattle sold in the LGA and complete workforce and education demographics.

Council’s Economic Development Manager Mark Batten said it is perfect for anyone who needs evidence-based statistics as the profile was created from detailed sources including Census, labour force and taxation data.

“Opinions and assumptions are everywhere – to have strong, sensible conversations about Lismore’s future having evidence-based information is critical,” Mark said. “It is vital Council has information like this to make informed and coherent decisions. We are offering our businesses and not-for-profits access to it because information should be shared. This resource could help community groups become more productive and make evidence-based cases for projects and grant applications. The information can also be used in reports or for any business or NGO that needs to do strategic planning.”

All information can be exported as graphs and pdf documents or you can choose information with the click of a button and a report will be sent to your email. Numbers, graphs, explanations – the information is presented and can be exported in any number of forms to match the context of your work.

To view the resource click http://www.lismore.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-VNT-46-31-02

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