Yes or No? ABS Maps Marriage Law Survey Results

Nov 23, 2017

Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? With 7.8 Million Australians responding Yes and 4.8 Million responding No, it begs the question, how did my neighbourhood respond?

Full text of news article.  An interactive map detailing the breakdown of Yes/No responses and participation rate per Federal Electoral Division of the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey is available through the Australian Bureau of Statistics website, built using Esri Australia’s geographic information systems (GIS) technology.  

The public can enter their City/Town or Electoral Division into a search bar to view the responses and participation of their region.
Australian Bureau of Statistics Director of Geospatial Solutions Martin Brady said Esri technology helped the organisation to securely integrate and display the survey data.

“The ABS used ArcGIS to transform the scale of data we had into simplified and visually digestible data for the wider community to understand and interact with.” 

The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Response Map used Esri’s world-leading software platform ArcGIS, which was used during global events such as the MH370 wreckage search, and is deployed extensively across Australia’s private and public sectors in mining, utilities, law enforcement, retail and across all levels of government.

Managing Director of Esri Australia, Brett Bundock said the role spatial technology plays is crucial across all industries. 

“It’s examples like these that show the advantages of location based analytics,” Mr Bundock said. 

“GIS is pivotal, especially when translating complex datasets, to share and display data with key stakeholders in an easy to understand format.”

To view the visit Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Response Map visit www.marriagesurvey.abs.gov.au/results