(Very small) Map of Australian Electorate from 2013

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Description

A dataset containing the map of the all 150 Australian electorates using the 2013 boundaries of the electorates (and downsampled to a 0.5% file to allow fast plotting). The data were obtained from the Australian Electoral Commission, and downloaded from http://www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/gis/gis_datadownload.htm. Data of the Australian Electorate from 2013

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 150 rows with the following variables:

  • id: numeric identifier that links the electorate with the corresponding polygon in 'nat_map'.

  • ELECT_DIV: Electorate division name

  • STATE: abbreviation of the state name

  • NUMCCDS: AEC variable that might be filled with meaning or a description down the road

  • AREA_SQKM: combined square kilometers of each electorate

Details

A dataset containing some demographic information for each of the 150 Australian electorates. The data were obtained from the Australian Electoral Commission, and downloaded from http://www.aec.gov.au/Electorates/gis/gis_datadownload.htm. The data is published

Examples

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data(nat_data)
nat_map$region <- nat_map$ELECT_DIV
data(abs2011)
abs2011$region <- abs2011$Electorate
both <- intersect(unique(abs2011$region), unique(nat_map$region))
data(nat_data)
library(ggplot2)
library(ggthemes)
ggplot(aes(map_id=region), data=subset(abs2011, region %in% both)) +
  geom_map(aes(fill=MedianIncome), map=subset(nat_map, region %in% both)) +
  expand_limits(x=nat_map$long, y=nat_map$lat) + 
  theme_map()