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California & Orange County Indicators

Social Indicators:  Orange County and SoCal



OC Healthier Together Dashboard 
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Geography: California

Values and comparisons for over 200 health, social, and economic indicators for Orange County.  A product of the OC Health Improvement Partnership, with input from 40+ member organizations.  


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Geography: US

Maximum 3 users at once! Offers thousands of census and premium behavioral data variables that can be used when building custom maps and spreadsheets.  Register for a free account to save and return to your work. 


Social Explorer
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Geography: US

Current and historical US census data and demographic information.  Create maps and reports to better illustrate, analyze and understand demography and social change.  Coverage granularity is generally down to the city and congressional district level. 


California Labor Market Information
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Geography: California

County and City level labor market information. Includes wage and salary data, occupational projections, employment statistics, and education and training.


Orange County Community Indicators
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Geography: California

Annual report that measures the overall quality of life in the Orange County community by tracking key indicators of economic, social and environmental well being.


What are indicators?

They are statistics about economic development or human welfare in a region, often presented as time series data, i.e. data for the same variable captured at different times, usually at a regular frequency, e.g. weekly, monthly, annually. 

Common Economic Indicators Common Social Indicators
Gross Domestic Product (GDP), output by sectors, private consumption, retail sales volume, employment, unemployment, average earnings, investment, productivity, inflation, producer input and output prices, current account, volume of trade in goods and services, exports, imports, public debt, and interest rates. Adult literacy, education expenditure, fertility rate, household income and time use, infant mortality, life expectancy, incidence of antisocial behaviour and criminal offences, income inequality, poverty rate, proportions of urban and rural population, social security expenditure, unemployment, voter turnout, and water and air quality.

Source: A Dictionary of Economics

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