The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a new version of the ‘dFO’ transmission map, which shows the distribution of data transmission around the country.
It shows that the data transmission for DFO was significantly more concentrated in the Northern Territory, Western Australia, the Northern and Southern Rivers, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Torres Strait Islands than previously thought.
As you can see in the map, there are many more DFO transmissions than the previous version, which indicated that DFO data transmission was widespread in Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory, and Tasmania.
“While we don’t know the cause of the decrease in transmission across the country, we do know it was not due to a reduction in traffic,” said Dr Stephen Moore, ABS data transmission program manager.
There is also a significant increase in transmission in the ACT, South Australia, New South Wales, Western Victoria, Tasmania, and Northern Territory.
Data transmission is the process of transmitting data to the ABS, the Reserve Bank, and other public and private agencies.
The data is then stored and analysed.
This map shows the proportion of data transmissions in each state and territory.
Source: ABS The new map is an important part of the ABS data transparency strategy, as it shows the spread and frequency of DFO in each community.
ABS data transparency manager Dr Stephen McPhail said the information released today “opens up new possibilities” for Australians.
We are also aware that this information can help us understand the transmission patterns of the next wave of Dfo data, and this will be a valuable resource for researchers and researchers at the national level, he said.
“We hope that these data transparency measures will help to inform decision making by regulators, stakeholders and the wider community, in light of the new information released this week.” AAP/ABC