Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Changing Melbourne 2.0: How socio-demographic characteristics of Melbourne are changing over time (2006-2011)


Cities are dynamic, connected, and complex systems that are constantly evolving in many and varied ways. Melbourne, identified as the most liveable city in the world by The Economist's liveability ranking 2011-2015, is home to more than 4 million residents. Melbourne’s population is expected to grow to between 7.6 and 9.8 million in 2061. Melbourne is also one of the largest contributors to wealth and energy consumption in Australia.

In this project, we use visual analytics to demonstrate how socio-demographic characteristics of Melbourne are changing over years. We use data from ABS Census 2006 and 2011 to provide a comparative analysis. We have developed a series of dot maps in which each dot is a person counted in the Census. Our goal here is to improve our understanding of Melbourne, as a “living” system, and to provide insights into creating a data-driven approach to urban design and planning. The project is supported by a joint seed funding from the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Information Technologies at Monash University in collaboration with Prof. Kim Marriott, Dr. Tim Dwyer, and Prof. Majid Sarvi.

Link to the project: https://t.co/rJU92cpac2