WESTIR Ltd is a not-for-profit community organisation, standing for Western Sydney Regional Information and Research Service. Since 1981, we have been committed to enhancing accessibility to social research and data for everyone in Greater Western Sydney (GWS) and beyond. We address current and potential issues by collecting, analysing, and interpreting information, making it readily available to the community. Our guiding principle is to ‘let the data run free.’
WESTIR has available current data and information about Greater Western Sydney, and beyond, for you to use.
Based on the 2021 Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Census, this paper analyses and presents the disability among people living in Greater Western Sydney (GWS). As the variable ‘Need for Assistance with Core Activities (ASSNP)’ is the only variable used by ABS to collect the data on disability, the phrase ‘Need for Assistance with Core Activities’ has been used throughout the paper to signify the disability status of people in GWS.
In 2021, SWS accounted for 23.2% of the entire Greater Sydney population. The SWS population experienced a 12.4% increase from 2016 to 2021.
The international education sector plays a vital role in Australia's economy, contributing $37.6 billion and supporting 240,000 jobs in 2019. The consistent growth in enrolments and commencements from 2012 to 2019 led to a boom in the sector.
As summer temperatures continue to soar in Greater Western Sydney – a trend expected to worsen with climate change – residents are navigating increasing energy prices and water restrictions with a need to stay cool.
We provide data expertise to organisations to build their data analysis skills, utilise a range of contemporary data visualisation approaches to support data interpretation, and deliver tailored data consultancy services.
Our research projects offer valuable assistance to services by uncovering essential data-driven insights.
Our service and program evaluation expertise serves as a vital resource for those aiming to maximise their impact.
By conducting client surveys, we gather valuable feedback that illuminates perspectives and preferences, aiding services in understanding their clients.
Our expertise in demographic and statistical data analysis provides a crucial advantage to others seeking actionable insights.
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