What’s New in Esri Demographics (December 2017)

90… that’s how many countries we updated in 2017! That’s a lot of population, purchasing power, and potential to peruse…

We rounded out the year by updating demographic data for Germany, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, and South Africa and by including some improvements to boundaries in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sweden.

Germany—The Advanced dataset from Nexiga, a market leader in geomarketing in Germany, was updated to 2017 and is available down to the Neighborhood level. It covers topics such as:

  • Population by Age and Gender
  • Ancestry
  • Household Income
  • Households by Size and Presence of Children
  • Proprietary and Tenant Households
  • Retail Purchasing Power
  • Businesses by Industry, Type, and Size

Read more about this dataset in the Advanced Release Notes for Germany.

Hong Kong—The Standard dataset from Michael Bauer Inc (MBR) was updated with improvements to boundaries with 2016 data. Read more about the update in the Release Notes for Hong Kong.

New Zealand—The Standard dataset from MBR was updated to 2016 demographics. Read more about the update in the Release Notes for New Zealand.

Puerto Rico—The Standard dataset from MBR was updated to 2016 demographics. Read more about the update in the Release Notes for Puerto Rico.

Singapore—The Standard dataset from MBR was updated with improvements to boundaries with 2016 demographics. Read more about the update in the Release Notes for Singapore.

South Africa—The Standard dataset from MBR was updated to 2016 demographics. In addition, data are now available at lower levels of geography including Main Places, Sub Places, and Small Areas. Read more about the update in the Release Notes for South Africa.

Sweden—The Standard dataset from MBR was updated with simplified boundaries to improve performance with the 2015 demographics. Read more about the update in the Release Notes for Sweden.

How will these updates affect me?

For the Ready-to-Use Living Atlas Maps User within ArcGIS Online
Demographic layers and maps for 4 countries are updated.

For the Business Analyst and Community Analyst User
Business Analyst and Community Analyst users can access the updated data through reports, infographics, and maps. The complete attribute list for each country is accessible through the data browser contained in the application.

For the Data Enrichment user in ArcGIS Online or ArcGIS Maps for Office
The December 2017 update provides access to the datasets shown above. For a detailed explanation of new or deleted attributes in datasets, see the Release Notes for each individual country available on the Esri Demographics documentation pages.

For the Developer using REST endpoints for Standard Global Demographics & Lifestyle Map Services
The REST endpoints for Standard Global Demographics & Lifestyle Map Services were updated in December 2017. These changes will impact any application consuming these services. Some of the changes to the underlying REST endpoints included in this release are:

  1. Changes to the layer IDs.
  2. Changes to layer names.
  3. Changes to attribute field names, IDs, and aliases including additions and deletions.

Because of updates to the underlying data, users of the Demographics & Lifestyle Map Services may need to update these items in the query parameters of REST requests to the service from their apps. To view the updated map service REST endpoints, you will need to access the REST API with a developer or organizational account, using a token request.

For the Developer using the REST endpoints of the GeoEnrichment Service
The underlying datasets of the REST endpoints of the GeoEnrichment Service were updated in December 2017. Some of the changes to the REST endpoints included in this release are:

  1. Changes to the layer IDs of the administrative/statistical boundaries.
  2. Changes to the layer names of the administrative/statistical boundaries.
  3. Changes to attributes/analysis variables including additions and deletions.

Because of updates to the underlying data, users of the GeoEnrichment Service may need to update these items in the query parameters of REST requests to the service from their apps. To view the updated REST endpoints, you will need to access the GeoEnrichment Service with a developer or organizational account, using a token request.

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