2018 Collaborative Planning Resource using ABS 2016 Census Data

The 2018 Collaborative Planning Resource (CPR) uses 2016 ABS Census data and includes data on the Need for Legal Assistance Service (NLAS) indicators which provide a count of the distribution of potential need for not-for-profit legal assistance services. Following feedback on the use of NLAS and the release of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2016 Census data the Foundation has revised, updated and expanded the NLAS indicators.

What data is available?
The 2018 CPR includes these NLAS indicators:

  • NLAS(Capability) – a count of people aged 15 to 64 who are likely to need legal assistance should they experience a problem due to their low level of personal income and educational attainment
  • NLAS(ATSI) – a count of people identifying as Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander aged 15 and over with a low personal income
  • NLAS(CALD) – a count of people for whom English is not their main language, aged 15 and over with a low personal income
  • NLAS(65+) – a count of people aged 65 and over with low personal income and educational attainment
  • NLAS($52K) – a count of people aged 15 to 64 with moderate personal income and low educational attainment

In addition, see below for a full list of the priority groups included in the 2018 CPR. These are available at a number of geographic levels on request.

Where can I see the data?
Data for all Australia is available in maps and tables from Tableau Public.
No software is required to access the Tableau dashboards.

Visit Law and Justice Foundation of NSW Tableau page

If you’d like a bit more help, please see our 2018 CPR instructional video on YouTube

Definitions for NLAS indicators and priority groups
See our Explanatory Notes and Definitions Table

Last Updated on March 7, 2024 by Kerryn Butler