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Community Indicators Victoria

Project ID: 457
CIC Member?:
Active Project?:
Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 08/18/17
Project LocationVictoria
Lead OrganizationMcCaughey Centre, University of Melbourne
Type of OrganizationEducational Organization

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):

Issue Areas:
Arts and Culture, Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health, Housing, Other, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism


Project Description

Community Indicators Victoria aims to support the development and use of local community wellbeing indicators in Victoria, Australia, with the purpose of improving citizen engagement, community planning and policy making. Community Indicators Victoria presents data and reports on the wellbeing of Victorians using an integrated set of community wellbeing indicators. These indicators include a broad range of measures designed to identify and communicate economic, social, environmental, democratic and cultural trends and outcomes. The objectives of Community Indicators Victoria are to: •provide a sustainable mechanism for the collation, analysis and distribution of local community wellbeing indicator trend data across Victoria; •be a resource centre supporting the development and use of local community wellbeing indicators by local governments and their communities; and •contribute to national and international policy research on the development and use of local community wellbeing indicators as a basis for improving community engagement, community planning and policy making.

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes

  • Self Reported Health
  • Subjective Wellbeing
  • Life Expectancy
  • Adequate Physical Exercise
  • Fruit Consumption
  • Vegetable Consumption
  • Obesity (BMI from self assessed with and height)
  • Smoking status
  • Risky Alcohol Consumption
  • Illicit Drug Use
  • Psychological Distress
  • Feeling part of community
  • Social support
  • Volunteering
  • Parental participation in schools
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Child Health Assessments
  • Immunisation
  • Breastfeeding
  • Perceptions of safety
  • Crime
  • Family violence
  • Road safety
  • Workplace safety
  • Home Internet Access
  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Library usage
  • Apprenticeships and vocational training enrollments
  • Destinations of school leavers
  • School retention rates
  • Access to services
  • Retained retail spending
  • High Skilled Occupations (knowledge economy readiness)
  • Business growth
  • Employment rate
  • Unemployment rate
  • Local employment
  • Per capita income
  • Distribution of income
  • Per capita wealth
  • Distribution of wealth
  • Financial Stress
  • Food Stress
  • Educational qualifications
  • Adequate work-life balance
  • Access to areas of public open space
  • Appearance of public areas
  • Housing affordability
  • Transport limitation
  • Public transport patronage
  • Dedicated walking and cycling trails
  • Practical non-car transport opportunities
  • Roads and footpaths
  • Greenhouse gas emissions
  • Household energy use
  • Renewable energy use
  • Air quality
  • Condition of natural streams and waterways
  • Water consumption
  • Waste water recycling
  • Native vegetation cover
  • Rates of carbon sequestration
  • Weeds and pests
  • Household waste generation
  • Household waste recycling
  • Opportunities to participate in arts and cultural activities
  • Participation in arts and cultural activities
  • Opportunities to participate in local sporting and recreational activities
  • Participation in sporting and recreational activities
  • Community is an accepting place for people from diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Opportunity to have a say on important issues
  • Participation in citizen engagement
  • Women local councillors
  • Opportunity to vote for a trustworthy political candidate
  • Membership of local community organisations and decision-making bodies
  • Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

    Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: No

    Contact Information

    Melanie Davern
    University of Melbourne
    Level 5, 207 Bouverie St
    Carlton, Victoria 3010

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