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Economic and social indicators

This page provides a compendium of NSW Government open datasets that can be used to understand social and economic trends in NSW.

Wellbeing signals

Dataset Description Organisation
Vulnerable population data Data and reports on services for children, families, social housing, caseworkers, domestic and family violence
Note: Research data may be available on request. 
Department of Communities and Justice
NSW Recorded crime statistics Statistics and graphs relating to the 62 offences BOCSAR reports on, with trends rates and ratios for LGAs and Statistical Areas. BOCSAR
Health open data Aboriginal health, ambulance and emergency department performance, mental health, chronic disease, elective surgery alcohol and other drug use etc Health

Social signals

Dataset Description Organisation
Education statistics Attendance, school and class size, school locations and  catchments, selective high schools entry scores Department of Education Training
Population projections This dataset paints a picture of NSW’s population through to 2041, including: how many people are likely to be living in NSW, how old they are likely to be, and where in NSW they are likely to live.
Note: DPIE undertook analysis on Population projections for COVID-19, which included intra-state migration. This may also be of use. 
Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
Rent and Sales Report The Rent and Sales report is the sole authoritative source of data on NSW rent movements. Department of Communities and Justice
Opal data Public transport patronage data by mode and LGA from July 2016. Transport for NSW
Road network usage data Continuous collection of road use statistics including annual average traffic counts, hourly traffic counts since 2006. Includes map viewer. Transport for NSW
Transport Performance and Analytics Data Household survey, fare compliance survey, intrastate aviation patronage, monthly public transport patronage by mode Transport for NSW
Live traffic cameras Image URL, GPS coordinates, and view description of traffic cameras in GeoJSON format. Transport for NSW

Economic signals

Dataset Description Organisation
FuelCheck FuelCheck provides real-time information about fuel prices at service stations across NSW. Liquor & Gaming
Freight data Freight forecast, port, air and rail freight usage, road safety Transport for NSW