For the first time, the Progress in Australian Regions: Yearbook 2014 brings together information about Australia's regions from a range of different sources and presents that data in a consistent format over time.
The Yearbook provides a statistical resource that can help answer the question of how the nation's regions are progressing against economic, social, environmental and governance indicators enabling governments, private investors and the community to identify trends that are important for policy development and investment decisions.
Produced by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Yearbook aims to provide consistent information about change across all Australian regions and help improve the understanding of the trend and progress of Australia's regions.
In the document's foreword, the Department's Secretary, Mike Mrdak, said the progress indicators presented in the Yearbook chart the development of Australia's regions over time and help answer important questions about the progress of Australia's regions in the four critical domains of economic, social, environmental and governance activity.
"The Yearbook reveals regional trends and patterns that are often hidden when national trends alone are examined. It provides a statistical resource that will help governments, private organisations and the community identify trends that are important for informed policy development and investment decisions," Mr Mrdak added.
Title: Progress in Australian Regions: Yearbook 2014
Published by: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
Date: December 2014
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