- Year: 2014
- Author: Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
- Country: Australia
Australia is made up of diverse regions, from busy interconnected urban areas to isolated remote communities. While the majority of Australians live in cities, a significant proportion of our population is also spread across large and often remote areas.
The regions of Australia are progressing at different rates. Examining the regional trends and patterns reveal differences that are often hidden when looking only at the national trends. The differences in the progress of regions influence the structure of their economy, their need for transport infrastructure, and the way in which government provides services in the regions.
For the first time the Progress in Australian Regions: Yearbook 2014 brings together information about Australia's regions from a range of different sources and presents that data in a consistent format over time.
The Yearbook provides a statistical resource that can help answer the question of how our regions are progressing against economic, social, environmental and governance indicators enabling governments, private investors and the community to identify trends that are important for policy development and investment decisions.