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Resource Category: Data tools

CLSD Data Packs (2023)

Designed in collaboration with the Cooperative Legal Service Delivery (CLSD) unit at Legal Aid NSW, these slides present data for each of the twelve (12) CLSD regions to help inform collaborative service planning at the local level. Data is presented through maps and tables and includes counts of general population, NLAS indicators, specific priority community groups, and SEIFA. Data Packs have been updated with 2021 Census data.

Using census data to locate priority client groups - 2021 Census update (2023)

A downloadable Excel spreadsheet providing easy access to the 2021 Census data on community groups relevant to the sector, including NLAP priority client groups.

Download the Excel spreadsheet.

Sample Size Selector (2022)

A quick and easy to use tool to get estimate an ideal survey sample size based on 5 parameters.

Indicators of legal needs - data update (2021)

An update of several indicators of potential legal needs, with new family violence indicators and more recent data from BOCSAR and Social Services (based on 2016 Census). Download Excel spreadsheet

Criminal Finalisations Dashboard (2021)

An interactive tool that maps and analyses trends in counts of criminal finalisations across all court locations in NSW. The dashboard uses criminal finalisations data from BOCSAR as a proxy indicator of potential demand for legal assistance in court settings.

National Legal Needs Dashboard (2021)

An interactive data tool that helps identifying potential legal need through a series of indicators and at various levels of geography.

Legal needs assessment tool - Victoria (2019)

EXTERNAL - A dashboard by Victoria Legal Aid (VLA) that provides a range of relevant indicators of potential legal needs by LGAs in Victoria. Access the public dashboard


2018 Collaborative Planning Resource

The 2018 Collaborative Planning Resource (CPR) is an online data tool to interrogate Need for Legal Assistance Services (NLAS) indicators, population data and priority groups data.

⇒  Access the 2018 CPR from the Foundation's Tableau Public page (choose from 1 of 7 dashboards depending on indicators and geography).

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