Based on your feedback the ABS will be releasing Measures of Australia's Progress 2013 to the ABS website on the 14th November 2013. Thank you for your feedback and contribution to the development of this publication.
Measures of Australia's Progress (MAP) helps Australians address the question, 'Is life in Australia getting better?', and is developing it's website structure and functionality for the 2013 release. We have prepared 3 sample web pages to demonstrate the planned direction of these enhancements:
- The 2013 MAP Home Page
- The 2013 MAP Society Summary Page
- The 2013 MAP Health 'Theme' Page
Focus on how these pages communicate their stories, not what they are saying
The content within this BetaWorks project (such as the text , data and assessments of progress) are only for illustrative purposes as we are seeking feedback on the proposed layout of this website and the functionality it offers. The data is not necessarily real or correct, is not validated, and should not be used for any other purpose. The content of these pages is not necessarily reflective of the final findings of the current consultation process or of the direction that the final MAP 2013 release will take. So when looking through the three pages, don't focus on what the pages are saying, but rather on how they are saying it (i.e. how does the layout of the page and the functionality of the page assist in easily communicating the messages about progress in this area).
Features of this test version
A key feature of this test version is the ability to access information about sub-groups in the population as well as national aggregate data. For instance, depending on the indicator, information may be available about young people, older people, people with a non-english speaking background or disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and so on.
MAP brings together a lot of data across a diverse range of areas to inform on national progress. It is important this information is presented simply so people can readily make an overall assessment of national progress. We want to ensure the MAP website is easy to use and provides the data in a meaningful context. We want to clearly communicate the stories behind the statistics, and allow users to directly access data they are interested in. Feedback on whether this BetaWorks test version achieves these outcomes would be appreciated.
While there will be an update of MAP's summary indicators later this year, these enhancements are proposed for a more comprehensive release in late 2013. The 2013 MAP release will not only include enhanced web pages such as these, but will incorporate findings of the MAP 2.0 public consultation (see the MAP 2.0 blog for more details). Other possible enhancements may include a functionality to allow selected indicators to be considered in the light of future sustainability, and a page of resource links for communities or regions interested in assessing their own progress.