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Tasmanian Local Government Consolidated Data Collection (CDC)

The Tasmanian Consolidated Data Collection, also known as the CDC, contains financial, infrastructure, human resources and planning data for Tasmania’s 29 councils. The CDC has been collected by the Local Government Division annually since 2000.

Data in the CDC is collected from councils by the Local Government Division on behalf of several end-users. This minimises demands on councils to provide data and improves the consistency and quality of data for the purpose of analysis, monitoring and reporting. The CDC includes:

  • financial and asset management data;
  • planning and development data;
  • demographic and workforce data;
  • roads and bridges data; and
  • miscellaneous data including information on disability access in local government.

Once the data is validated it is distributed to end-users, including:

  • the State Grants Commission (SGC) of the Department of Treasury and Finance;
  • the Planning Policy Unit (PPU), within the Department of Justice;
  • the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS):
  • the Australian Local Government Association (ALGA); and
  • the Local Government Association of Tasmania (LGAT).

Open Data

To enhance local government transparency, in December 2017 the Director of Local Government made the CDC data publicly available and open under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. This means that the data can be downloaded, shared and adapted, as long as the license terms are followed.

All CDC datasets collected since 2000 can be downloaded via the open data portal of the Land Information System Tasmania (the LIST) by scrolling to the ‘Tasmanian Local Government Consolidated Data Collection (CDC)’. The full collection includes:

  • individual annual returns from each of Tasmania’s 29 councils; and
  • a consolidated data repository of financial, function, capital expenditure and key infrastructure data.

In addition, a summary table for each council, taken from the latest CDC returns, can be accessed via a single click on the LISTmap. Summary tables include key demographic, financial, infrastructure, planning and workforce data.

Users of CDC data should be aware that the financial data in the collection is externally validated against the council's audited financial statements. Other data is checked for completeness only. More information about using CDC data can be found in the metadata record on the open data page at LISTdata.

All queries about the data contained in the CDC should be directed to the individual council concerned.

All data acquired, stored, distributed and published by the Local Government Division is done in accordance with the Local Government Division’s Data Management Plan.