Community Insight Australia is a social enterprise organisation that has developed a web-based mapping tool, enabling access to openly available public data in a centralised, user friendly way.
Problem: Community organisations and frontline services need to allocate scarce resources, including services, staff and funds, to areas of greatest need.
Solution: The Community Insight Australia tool combines up-to-date datasets of social indicators with accurate addressing information to enable visualisation of areas of high need. This helps with the social profiling of a community. The tool creates easy to read automated reports with each parameter explained visually through maps and dashboards for easy benchmarking and comparisons.
Community Insight Australia utilises open G-NAF data, allowing social purpose organisations to access location-based information.
The mapping tool allows users to analyse social indicators specific to a location, such as crime, health, economy, education and skills. This information helps to prioritise community investment and target the design and delivery of services across Australia to areas of greatest need.