Time Capsule

Ever wondered if there is correlation between Australian outbound air traffic and the unemployment rate? How about the maximum temperature in Adelaide and the number of dial up internet subscribers? We created our tool Time Capsule in hopes that we could help the general public answer these pressing questions.

Time Capsule lets you visualise trends in 44 metrics over the last 30 years, sourced from 15 government data sets (and growing!).

Compare data sets from different government departments.

Only interested in years where alcohol consumption was 11L per capita? Select a range on the y axis and see the matching years highlighted.

Time Capsule can highlight the years you're interested in.

We’ve already found a few interesting things using Time Capsule, take a look:

There seems to be a correlation between female unemployment and female suicide.

Value of building work on new houses decreased around when the GFC hit.

The number of airplane passengers decreases in 2002, possibly as a result of the events of September 11, 2001.

What do you do when you find something interesting? You share it with your friends on Facebook and Twitter, of course!

Share Time Capsule with your friends on Facebook and Twitter.

Here is a list of the datasets we’ve processed so far for display in Time Capsule:

You can find the source code here: http://bitbucket.org/chrisdoble/govhack


  1. Peter Dallimore

    June 4, 2012

    Hey guys,

    Fantastic work over the weekend. Just to let you know access to the Ninefold services provisioned for you during Govhack will be yours to continue working on your project for the next 6 months. Please keep us up to date with your projects so we can keep the buzz going.



    • David Rizzuto

      June 4, 2012

      Thanks Pete! We’ll definitely post here if we add new features.

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