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In Alice Springs, distance is no barrier to good planning when you have the right information.
The Department of Regional Development, Primary Industries, Fisheries and Resources recently conducted economic profiling of the town.
Principal analyst, Megha Raut, said ABR data provided a robust sampling framework for a business survey of the area, ensuring a more meaningful picture of the Alice Springs economy.
‘It helped us collect a broad range of economic data from a diverse cross-section of businesses and develop a definitive economic profile of Alice Springs,’ Megha said.
‘It filled in the data gaps – identifying select businesses, specifically in small regions, and allowed us to identify areas of growth, strength and improvement.’
The survey covered four key areas:
By cross-matching ABR business name and address data with administrative data from other government and business directories, the department identified 1,780 active businesses.
The department contacted 600 of these businesses and completed 374 surveys.
ABR address data was used to develop detailed maps for the department’s field offices.
To develop the maps, officers outlined town planning zones and highlighted areas according to specific industry groups.
Next, they incorporated ABR and Northern Territory Government data to create a layered map providing the exact location of selected businesses.
‘This allowed us to identify all active businesses, including home-based businesses, with a street address,’ Megha said.
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