Research & Planning - Info About Communities

Info About Communities

This page contains links to external information about the population, demographics, and other broad information relating to communities.

Department of Health town and community profiles

The Town and Community Profiles bring together information about Victorian communities from a variety of sources, both internal and external to the Departments of Health and Human Services. The Profiles include information on population, geography, services, facilities, and social, cultural and health characteristics of each suburb, town and catchment in Victoria. The key aim of the Profiles is to provide planners and service providers with an understanding of the characteristics of the communities they work with, so that they are better able to meet the needs of those communities.


Department of Planning & Community Development 

The Spatial Analysis and Research (SAR) unit within DPCD produces research on urban and regional areas based on Census and other data. SAR will be releasing a range of products to support the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) release of the Census 2011 data that focuses on Victoria, providing valuable information to state government, local councils and others responsible for planning our future.