Project Info

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Project Description

Governments are good a regulating business but bad when it comes to providing guidance. It is on everyone's radar to grow the economy in areas of high demand or future need, but there is no real way of individuals knowing what will work where, so of all companies that start up, half fail within the first year. If the hard questions about why instead of just the regulatory questions about what were asked up front, new companies would begin their journey in much better shape.

Data Story

Using government grant and investment data to show which industries new businesses are best to start up in was in a 2016 project 'Unveil the Scene'. The same year the project 'Future Proof' used open data to give job seekers a greater perspective on where jobs are likely to be located before they are posted on job sites.
This year our team is going to build on these previous works to develop a single pane of glass interface to guide those with a great idea, and turn it in to a viable business.

Evidence of Work



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Team DataSets

Employment by Industry

Description of Use: Labour force availability

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Median Rent by SA4

Description of Use: Display cost of property by SA4 using rental price as the statistic

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Startup Ecosystem Mapping Report (2014)

Description of Use: This report is loaded with tables and statistics on startup and innovation in Queensland. Some data sources are end-noted however a number are not, or exist in paper format not available during the event, so the data stated in the report is used as-is.

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Australian Innovation Ecosystem (Map)

Description of Use: Display support 'nodes' for business startups

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ABS Regional Statistics

Description of Use: Pre-sorted ABS mashup of locality and descriptive statistical/representative data to overlay in regionality selections

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Queensland Accounts

Description of Use: Identify industries and localities where spending is directed on a Statewide basis, over time. Growth can be identified over a 20+ year history with trends.

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Funding Recipients

Description of Use: Used to identify the postcodes where innovation funding is being allocated, and identify gaps in Regional Queensland

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Employment Projections

Description of Use: Extract growth data and classify industry as a primary, secondary or tertiary industry as each tier breeds more of the next. Over time growth in primary industries leads to growth in secondary and then tertiary as the economy grows up around them

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