April/May 2015 report

Allan Barger

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On the night of the Budget (May 12) the team published data from entity Portfolio Budget Statements (PBS) in a machine readable csv format. Since then Budget 2015-16 dataset has been accessed 1,121 times.

Selected data from budget papers is also available as part of the dataset. 

In addition to the Budget data you’ll find another 6,735 datasets through Recent additions include the Catchment Scale Land Use of Australia - Update March 2015, Taxation Statistics 2012-13  and Geelong Street Lights. If you’re interested in tracking new or updated datasets on the site you can use our RSS feed.

We’ve also extended search result sharing arrangements to You’ll now be able to discover an additional 309 datasets from the portal through

We’ve added several new use cases in the last few months including;

You can find details on submitting your open data use case in the open data toolkit. We’ll be listing new use cases in our future reports.

The monthly report is also an opportunity for us to highlight work being done outside our team around Open Data in Australia. One such recent initiative is the Open Council Data project defining itself as a repository of lightweight standards for the publishing of council data. It’s already lead to an open bin map app which brings together content from several different Victorian councils.

Finally, if you are a business or not-for-profit actively using open data we strongly encourage you to engage in the Open Data 500 project. 



Our regular stats are below and as always there are more available here.


Allan Barger


Statistics / Measures

  April 2015
Total Webpage Visits 30,719
Total Page views 125,221
Total Datasets (including FOI log links) 6,683
Total Organisations 163
Total Data Resources / Files 30,907
Total Machine Readable / Data API Resources 1,736
5 Most Active OrganisationsTop 5 Organisations by Total Datasets
Australian Institute of Marine Science Geoscience Australia
Geoscience Australia Australian Institute of Marine Science
Australian Antarctic Division Australian Antarctic Division
Department of Agriculture Department of Agriculture
Department of Finance Australian Bureau of Statistics
5 Most Recent Published DatasetsTop 5 Most Recently Updated Datasets
IMOS NRS mooring network data - Darwin NRS Buoy Maximum Wind Speed 30 Minutes - From 12 Feb 2010 To 27 Apr 2015 Australian Government general government sector Monthly Financial Statements Tables and Data
Ocean Acidity and Disolved Carbon Dioxide Sensors - RV Cape Ferguson CO2/pH Trip 6139 - From 01 Feb 2015 To 07 Feb 2015 Reported landed annual catch from Commonwealth fisheries
Sea Water Temperature Logger Data at 14MLE LGER, Ningaloo, Western Australia From 01 Aug 2010 To 13 Feb 2011 Infaunal marine invertebrate fauna inside and outside of bacterial mats, Casey 2006-07
IMOS SOOP Underway Data from AIMS Vessel RV Solander Trip 6147 From 16 Jan 2015 To 27 Jan 2015 Television Planning Data
IMOS FAIMMS Sensor Network data - Lizard Island Sensor Float 2 Salinity @10.9m - From 29 Feb 2012 To 27 Apr 2015 MyBroadband Results
5 Most Highly Requested DatasetsVotesStatus
Free the G-NAF Address Dataset 125 In Review
Free Postcode and Postal Address Data 66 In Review
NBN Datasets 40 In Review
DCDB Cadastre 35 In Review
Australian Schools 28 In Review

As always you can find more of our stats here.

Last updated: 08 September 2016