FAQ

The following outlines some of the frequently asked questions regarding the PHIDU Social Health Atlases. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should you require additional information.

How do I use the mapping software?

Refer to the interactive mapping help guides, which are also available by clicking the 'Help' button within the map interface. For further assistance, please contact us.

What geographical structures and areas are the data available for?

Refer to the geographical structures section of the website. In addition, refer to the contents for the Social Health Atlases, which document the indicators available by geographical structure.

How do I find the code and/or name of a Population Health Area?

To find the code and/or name of a Population Health Area, refer to the full list of Population Health Areas (including Statistical Areas Level 2 (SA2)). In addition, to search for a suburb and determine which PHAs this suburb falls into and what percentage of the suburb's population is in a PHA, refer to the suburb to PHA correspondence (xls).

When are new data released?

Data release largely depends on their availability. For example, the ABS Census is held 5-yearly; the National Health Survey is held 3-yearly; and other data (e.g., Income support) are generally available for update annually. Sometimes delays can occur, particularly for data indicators requiring additional approvals prior to their release. For further information, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

How do I access the notes and sources for the Social Health Atlases?

Each data indicator includes detailed notes and sources - or metadata. There are several ways of accessing these - refer to the accessing the notes on the data section of the website for an overview.

Where can I get help in understanding the statistics presented?

Refer to the statistical information section of the website, which includes statistical information related to the PHIDU data, as well as additional statistical resources.

How is the PHIDU content licensed and how do I attribute and/or reference my use of the content?

Refer to the licensing and attribution of PHIDU content section of the website.

How do I aggregate data to larger areas??

Refer to the aggregating data to larger areas section of the website.