data.gov.au August 2015 report

Author: 
Allan Barger
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Hello Folks,

We hope you had a productive August. We’ve been working behind the scenes on a few different things including the largest hosted tabular dataset to date. The Smart-Grid Smart-City Customer Trial Data contains; 

  • electricity use interval readings;
  • customer household data;
  • home area network plug readings;
  • peak events; and,
  • peak events response

You can access the data using the data.gov.au API though if you’re keen to do more in depth analysis and want to download the dataset you’ll need around 20GB of space. There is a wealth of analysis that could be done on this data and we decided we’d kick it off with a view of average day-of-week use across around 340 million individual smart meter readings.

Graph of household energy usage over a day - for illustrative purposes only


We’d like to see what you can make from this data so have a go and leave us a link in the comments.

We’ve also added some information to the toolkit on how to use FME to keep your data updated, thanks to Matthew Swards from the City of Ballarat for sharing the instructions and a sample workbench. We are looking at additional guidance and tools to add to the toolkit so please feel free to add your suggestions in the comments below or email us at data.gov [at] finance.gov.au.

Cheers,

Allan & the data.gov.au team.

Statistics / Measures

  August 2015
Total Webpage Visits 32,782
Total Page views 150,132
Total Discoverable Datasets 7,207
Total Organisations 172
Total Data Resources / Files 35,400
Total Machine Readable / Data API Resources 1,733
DatasetResourcedatastore_sql_search API calls
Energy Rating Data for household appliances – Labelled Products Air Conditioners 982
ASIC - Company Register Company Register - Current 969
Energy Rating Data for household appliances – Labelled Products Televisions 605
Energy Rating Data for household appliances – Labelled Products Fridges and Freezers 598
Energy Rating Data for household appliances – Labelled Products Clothes Dryers 532
Energy Rating Data for household appliances – Labelled Products Dishwashers 492
Energy Rating Data for household appliances – Labelled Products Computer Monitors 469
Energy Rating Data for household appliances – Labelled Products Clothes Washers 460
Australian Public Holidays Dates Machine Readable Dataset Most Recent Update 118
ASIC - Business Names Register Business Names Register - Current 51
5 Most Active OrganisationsTop 5 Organisations by Total Datasets
Geoscience Australia Geoscience Australia
Australian Institute of Marine Science Australian Institute of Marine Science
Department of Communications Australian Antarctic Division
City of Hobart Department of Agriculture
City of Greater Geelong City of Greater Geelong
5 Most Recent Published DatasetsTop 5 Most Recently Updated Datasets
Australian Baseline Sea Level Monitoring Project: Cape Ferguson Station Raine Island Automatic Weather Station (Great Barrier Reef)
Great Artesian Basin - Birkhead-Walloon Aquitard - Thickness and Extent Metabolic processes at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef (LIMER Expedition, 1975)
Great Artesian Basin - Cadna-owie Hooray Aquifer - Flouride Concentration Measurement and analysis of reef flat community metabolism at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef
Great Artesian Basin - Cadna-owie Hooray Aquifer - 18O Surveys to locate juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) on the Great Barrier Reef
Great Artesian Basin - Cadna-owie Hooray Aquifer - Potassium Concentration Cleveland Bay Upwelling Detection Station (Townsville)
5 Most Highly Requested DatasetsVotesStatus
Free the G-NAF Address Dataset  149 In Review
Free Postcode and Postal Address Data  87 In Review
NBN Datasets  48 In Review
DCDB Cadastre  41 In Review
Australians Schools  36 In Review

Last updated: 24 January 2018