First Step

Project Info

Team Members

4 members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

First Step highlights the quality of life benefits that are on offer outside metropolitan areas. These benefits range from economic (housing, home and business rent costing) and health and happiness (lifestyle, shorter commutes etc).

Data Story

For choosing data for this project we focused on gathering datasets that could be used to highlight the benefits and negatives associated with different regions. In the presentation we referred to median rent and median income by region in QLD. Comparing statistics like this can give a percentile of how much of the annual income goes towards rent for different regions. The decision matrix option in the website also provides data on what certain populations look for and the regions associated with these preferences.

Evidence of Work



Team DataSets


Description of Use We focused on salary, rent, housing availability and housing stress. Compared these in different regions segregated by tags such as city, region, and shire and so on. The actual website would use a similar comparative analyse of all other required data sets.

Data Set


Helping Start-ups and New Small Businesses in Australia

Choose one of the following questions to address: 1. What trends in business activity can help encourage self-employment through NEIS? 2. What type of NEIS businesses are being started and are successful (participated in the full 12 months of NEIS Assistance) and what can we learn from broader industry growth areas? 3. How do we encourage self-employment through greater participation in NEIS for cohorts currently underrepresented?

Go to Challenge | 21 teams have entered this challenge.

Economy and Jobs

How can we create more jobs and grow the Queensland economy?

Go to Challenge | 10 teams have entered this challenge.

Highlighting the regional living advantages over metropolitan capitals.

Enabling people to choose the most suitable regional centre for a sea or tree change.

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.