Accurate information about the population of the Mid Coast or community markets are available at the press of a keyboard.
MidCoast Council .id team is returning to run a series of workshops throughout the shire for members of the community keen to understand and learn about the local population and key demographic information.
The largest population forecasting team in the country, the company .id brings together teams of demographic and spatial analysts, urban economists, industry sector experts, IT and data management specialists.
"MidCoast Council provides demographic information, expertly presented by .id, free on our website for everyone to access, and once again, we're pleased to be able to provide workshops to guide people through the vast amounts of information that's there," community strengthening co-ordinator, Lyndie Hepple said.
"In the past these workshops have been well attended, and if you came last year, we encourage you to come along again, there's new things to learn every year," she said.
The information that is freely available includes population statistics, including community and area profiles, age break downs, socio-economic status, home ownership and much more.
In the past these workshops have been well attended, and if you came last year, we encourage you to come along again, there's new things to learn every year.Lyndie Hepple
Population growth forecasts and economic profiles of the area are included, providing valuable information for strategic and future planning.
If you're part of a community group, the statistics can help you demonstrate need for your funding applications - vital to helping you secure grants, Ms Hepple said.
The workshops also will benefit businesses, students, educational institutions and government agencies, allowing for better marketing, strategic planning and improving community outcomes across a range of social activities.
Workshops will begin on Monday, July 8 from 10am-12.30pm in Tea Gardens at the Baptist Church and 3-4.30pm, 5- 6.30pm at Forster Council Chambers.
The workshops will move into the Manning on Tuesday, July 9, from 9-10.30am, or 11am-12.30pm at Taree's Council Chambers, and in Gloucester at council offices from 2.30-4pm.
If you can't wait for the workshop to access some community statistics, they're available on the community statistic page of the MidCoast Council website.
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