Infrastructure data explorer

Explore key metrics with the Infrastructure Australia infrastructure data explorer, which features five ways of viewing data sets. To switch between these views, click the tab name at the top (or the arrow at the top left when on mobile).

Interactive data explorer
How to build a chart
Compare multiple series

This option lets you compare multiple time series data sets.

1. Select a display option

  • Show values: Select this option to show true values. This is best when your selected series are of similar magnitude (for example, everything is in millions or everything is in hundreds). This will not be useful if one series is in billions, while another is in percentage points.
  • Show rates: Select this option to show rates of growth. This is best when your selected series all have different levels of magnitude (for example, some in billions, while others are in hundreds). This option uses a common index date to show relative rates of growth.*

2. Select series to display

Select as many time series data sets as you wish to display. It is best to keep this to a small number, otherwise the labels and lines will crowd each other. To deselect all selections, click (All) twice. To close the drop-down menu, click anywhere above it.

3. Select date range to display

Select a start and end date. This is useful if your selected data series use very different date ranges (for example, you want to compare an annual series that begins from 1980 with a monthly series that begins from 2015).

4. Select the index date (if 'show rates' is selected)

Set the index date by clicking on any data point. All series will be adjusted to use the date of that point (or the closest date) as their index date.

*Instead of showing the true values, each line will be drawn based on a common index date. The angle of each line represents how quickly this series is growing or declining relative to the index date. This means you can compare the angle of each line to determine which series is growing fastest.

Compare two series

This option lets you curate a designed chart with two time series data sets, and vertical axis labels on both the left and right sides.

1. Select a display option

  • Align axes: Select this option to make both data sets use the same, synchronised axis. This is best when your selected series are of similar magnitude (for example, both are in millions or both are in hundreds). This will not be useful if one series is in billions, while another is in percentage points.
  • Do not align axes: Select this option to make both data sets use separate, independent axes. This is best when your selected series have different levels of magnitude (for example, one is in billions, while the others is in percentage points). Be aware that when using this option, the angle of both lines will not be comparable to each other.

2. Select series for left axis

Select the first time series data set to be drawn (in red).

3. Select series for right axis

Select the second time series data set to be drawn (in blue).

4. Select a date range to display

Select a start and end date. This is useful if your selected data series use very different date ranges (for example, you want to compare an annual series that begins from 1980 with a monthly series that begins from 2015).

Compare by state (bar)

This option lets you see how states and territories compare for multiple metrics. Select metrics from the 'Select metrics to display' drop down box. To deselect all selections, click (All) twice.

Compare by state (treemap)

This option lets you see how states and territories compare for metrics that add up to a national total. Select the metric of interest from the 'Select metric to display' drop down box.

This chart uses a treemap, with the size of each box representing how much of the total each state or territory has.

Compare by state (pie)

This option lets you see how states and territories compare for metrics that add up to a national total. Select the metric of interest from the 'Select metric to display' drop down box.

This chart uses a pie chart, with the angle of each slice representing how much of the total each state or territory has.

How to view further information, generate a chart, or download a table

Hover over a data point to view further information.

View data source information

Hover over a data point to bring up a pop-up menu. It will show explanatory detail about the data, including the source. Click 'Click to view source' to be linked to the original data source.

Generate a chart image

1. Click the 'Download' icon in the bottom right corner

2. Select 'Image'

3. Click 'Download'.

View or download the underlying data

1. Click the 'Download' icon in the bottom right corner

2. Click 'Data'

  • Note: if this option is greyed out, click 'Cancel', and then click anywhere within the chart area (but not on a data point) and then try again

3. A new tab will be opened. The key columns are:

Column name Description
Series Name The name of the data set
Date Label The date (for series comparison charts)
State The state (for state comparison charts)
Value The value

4. Click 'Download all rows as a text file' to generate a file to view in Excel.

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