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The Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPAC)’s Local Government Division (LGD) uses data (facts and statistics) for reference or analysis to provide advice and support to the State Government and local government sector.
The Tasmanian Local Government Consolidated Data Collection (CDC) is a source of data that has been collected from councils by LGD every year since 2000 for several end-users.
As a single, annual, statewide data collection, the CDC
The CDC includes council information about
The CDC is collected for a variety of end-users who report or analyse the data for their own purposes. End-users include
The raw data in the CDC (that is, data that has not been analysed) has been available to the public to access and use since 2017.
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 downloadable CDC data files are in the format of Excel workbooks (.xls or .slsx files) that include
There is also a summary table for each council on LISTmap that includes demographic, financial, infrastructure, planning and workforce information taken from the latest CDC.
The Local Government Division does not guarantee that CDC data is correct. Until 2016-17, the financial data had been checked against each council’s audited financial statements. From 2017-18, the financial data used in the CDC is audited council data and is consistent with the Auditor-General’s reports. All other data is checked only for completeness but is not audited. All checks are undertaken through an independent validation process.
For information about specific data in the CDC, contact the council concerned. Contact details for councils is available in the Tasmanian council directory.