Data sources

Community Resilience Survey:

The Community Resilience Survey was undertaken as many of the resilience indicators selected could not be populated with data from existing administrative or Census data. Much of the required data does not exist at the required Local Government Area (LGA) level or at all. The Community Resilience Survey provides estimates to form indicators and fill some of these data gaps in the framework. 

The data collated through the community survey was divided into household questions and individual questions.

Household questions: a household sample frame was used to estimate household characteristics in the three demographic regions. Even though the household questions were 'weighted' in analysis 100 % accuracy is not possible and estimates must be interpreted with a degree of imprecision associated with them.

Individual questions: No inferences about the wider population of the communities involved can be made beyond the survey respondents themselves.

For additional information regarding the review and analysis of the community survey please refer to the survey section of the website.

Administrative data: 

Data for the Community Resilience in Queensland framework comes from a range of sources. These include the Australian Bureau of Statistics, existing administrative data from the Queensland Government including Queensland Health, Department of Communities and Office of Economic and Statistical Research and local government data sets.

The Resilience Profiles Project also commissioned the OESR to administer a Community Resilience Survey to the selected pilot communities.