The Tableau product team continues to deliver the goods for Australian users. Another quiet feature release, this time in 8.2.2, allows us to plot LGAs out of the box both as points as well as filled maps. The trick is that the associated geographic role is “County” – hopefully the UI labels will be adjusted in a future release. Simply set your LGA field (either names or codes are recognised) to the County role and then drag and drop to render as a map.
Check out the following example of Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA) data plotted by LGA:
If you just want the LGAs as a reference layer we also have (as reported in comments to my last blog post) the LGA boundaries and labels available in the map tile layer. Again it is masquerading as “US County Borders” and “US County Names”. They appear as shown:
You can download the workbook (which also shows the same data by postcode/postal area) from here. I was going to upload this to Tableau Public but it seems that the LGA data isn’t working up there yet… only the postal areas.