The ABS has redeveloped the Animated Population Pyramids using a new technology called Adobe Flex.


The current pyramids were created using an older technology called SVG, which Adobe discontinued support for in early 2009. We have redeveloped the pyramids in Adobe Flex, which is a free open source framework for building and maintaining expressive web applications that deploy consistently on all major browsers, desktops, and operating systems. It has also enabled us to consolidate 9 separate SVG files into one Flex file, and has reduced maintenance requirements as it is a lot easier to update with new data (XML).


We aim to release the new Animated Population Pyramids by the end of 2009.