Shaping Australian Stories

Project Info

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Team Members

Matt Watt and 2 other members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description

Compare, share and connect.
Empowering Australians to form an understanding of how they compare to others in their demographic, connect to relevant services and share their story.
In an age of social media, it seems as if everyone is kicking goals and it can sometimes feel as if you are falling behind but social media is subjective, how do we truly understand where we fit in our demographic?
Introducing Izzy…
Simply by asking our-chat bot “Izzy” questions about your health, wealth and lifestyle, you can gauge an understanding of how you compare and how you can better your circumstances. Izzy can refer you to the relevant Government departments that may be able to provide you support if you need it. Izzy can help also you set health goals. When your done chatting to Izzy, you can share your story that will be published anonymously on the website that will breathe life into the numbers.

Data Story

We started with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare's (AIHW) 'Men & Women' dataset and chose data points that could help demonstrate our concept.

We then added additional AIHW datasets (full list in the data set list), and datasets from ABS, that showed binary and demographic differences between people in different circumstances.

We are using the data to tell, compare and share Australian stories

Evidence of Work



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Team DataSets

ABS Household Income and Wealth, Australia

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ABS DEATHS REGISTERED, Selected summary details, Australia and five state/territory(a) - 2006, 2015 and 2016

Description of Use this Data was fed to our chat bot to answer questions relating to deaths

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AIHW Admitted patient care 2015–16

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AIHW 2017. Cancer in Australia 2017

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ABS Survey of Income and Housing, Australia, 2015–16

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ABS Census of Population and Housing: Socio-economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA)

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ABS 2014–15 National Health Survey (NHS)

Description of Use We fed our chat bot this data set to answer questions that the user may want to know about regarding health that is relevant to them.

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AIHW National Mortality Database

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AIHW National Hospital Morbidity Database (NHMD)

Description of Use the chat bot will use this data to answer questions that it is asked about Morbidity rates

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Challenge Entries

Bounty: Integrating AIHW

How can we integrate AIHW and other data sources in interesting ways?

Go to Challenge | 28 teams have entered this challenge.

What do you want from government data challenge?

How should NSW government best provide data to the developer community? Show how our data can be made more usable for developers. What quality or format or standardisation issues does government need to fix or to consider? What developer community needs does the government need to support better?

Go to Challenge | 13 teams have entered this challenge.


How can open data be used to make a social impact, contributing to the betterment of society? How can we improve prospects for children, and education, using open data? What sort of impact can be made on homelessness, mental health outcomes, or the environment, using open data?

Go to Challenge | 19 teams have entered this challenge.

Australians' stories

What meaningful ways can we tell the story about what it's like to be an Australian, and in what ways some Australians live very different lives than others? How can we make people more aware of the issues facing themselves and others as they go through life?

Go to Challenge | 34 teams have entered this challenge.

Chatbots are the Future

How can we effectively engage with open data using Chatbots?

Go to Challenge | 11 teams have entered this challenge.