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Local Voices matters: What you told us…

The Pilbara is pretty unique and you told us a lot about what it is like to live and work there, and what is important in your relationship with Rio Tinto.

The Word Cloud (opposite) illustrates how participants describe the impacts and/or benefits of living alongside Rio Tinto in the Pilbara. The size of each word indicates how often it was used in comments made by community members. Click here to see the Word Cloud in full size.

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Download report

Click here to download a snapshot of the key results from the 2017 Anchor survey.

Explore the data 

You can also explore the data yourself using our interactive dashboards – use the filters provided to explore the results by town. Click on a topic of interest below. To protect the identity of participants, data from towns with a sample with ten or less participants are not displayed in the dashboards. All responses, have, however, been included in our overall reporting.

2017 Anchor Survey Results

What to expect from the Local Voices team

CSIRO’s Local Voices initiative is just getting started. These reports provide a brief summary of some important themes that we found in the data you provided to us. In the coming weeks, we will be starting our monthly ‘Pulse’ surveys – a short five-minute survey that allows us to track key community issues over time. These short ‘Pulse’ surveys create a real-time channel between the community and Rio Tinto so that your voice continues to be heard.

What Rio Tinto says…

“Rio Tinto is excited to receive the survey results to better inform our decision making going forward.

These are still early days and we will continue to work with CSIRO to get more detail on the key areas from the pulse surveys.

We will ensure we are addressing the issues that matter the most to you and will use the survey data to inform our approach to community engagement and investment.

Thanks to all who participated – please keep providing information on how we can improve, what is important to you and how we can work together to strengthen Pilbara communities.”

Help spread the word

We encourage you to help spread the word about Local Voices and let others in your local network know how they too can participate and explore the results. Use the social media icons in the top left corner of the page to share a link to this page.

Contact us

If you have any questions or feedback about this work, please contact CSIRO directly.