The Healthy Communities Knowledge Exchange (HCKE) provides data from a number of sources allowing for comparison of population health within and outside of the Goulburn Valley. The Goulburn Valley catchment comprises the City of Greater Shepparton, Strathbogie and Moria Shires and sits within the west Hume Region. The Hume region covers north eastern Victoria and is bounded by the Murray River to the north and the metropolitan Melbourne rural fringe to the south.
The data includes a wide range of statistics and indicators covering demographics, morbidity and mortality, preventative health and measures of the social determinants of health and wellbeing.
The HCKE is a partnership of health professionals and consumers in the Goulburn Valley committed to providing access to local and regional health data and population health resources that are valid, timely and reliable. GV Health hosts the Exchange and we welcome your feedback.
Local Government Area Statistical Series
- ABS QuickStats by LGA – Search for Census statistics by Post code.
- ABS Data By Region – Use the ABS mapping tool to search for ABS statistics by geographic region and LGA.
- VicHealth Indicators Survey By LGA – Vic Health has developed LGA profiles from the VicHealth Indicators Survey.
- Social Health Atlases Published by the Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU) at Torrens University, data workbooks, interactive maps and more can be found at this link.
- .id LGA Profiles – .id produce a series of LGA demographic profiles that are available online.
Hume Health Profiles
- Hume Region Toolkit The Department of Health and Human Services provides a web-based resource that aims to enhance the capacity of staff in Hume Region who undertake health planning. Regional profiles and data can be accessed through the toolkit as well as the following regional plans:
- Hume health region integrated health promotion strategy 2012-15
- Hume health region chronic care strategy 2012-22
- Victorian Health Information Surveillance System (VHISS) provides interactive information which displays public health indicators such as Burden of disease and Avoidable Mortality. You can select from a range of options to produce tailored graphs and tables. These graphs and tables can be exported and downloaded in pdf, Excel, TIFF, CSV, and web archive formats.
- Community Profiles – Search by location for ABS economic, demographic and cultural variables such as country of birth and language spoken at home.
- The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) regularly compiles statistics about the veteran population and also produces a number of research publications
- Local Stats About Women – Women’s Health Goulburn North East has produced an information sheet for each of the 12 LGAs in the Hume region.
- The Victorian Women’s Health Atlas has been developed by Women’s Health Victoria, in collaboration with other state-wide and regional women’s health services as a tool to assist in the identification of gender impacts on key health areas
- Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System (VCAMS) The Victorian Child and Adolescent Monitoring System (VCAMS) tracks and measures children and young people’s health, wellbeing, safety, learning and development outcomes. Use the VCAMS portal link on this page to view and customise data to identify emerging issues, and to compare and monitor the progress of children, young people and their families.
- The Lighthouse Project Resources The Greater Shepparton Lighthouse Project is a collective impact initiative to support the wellbeing and outcomes for young people from conception to career in the City of Greater Shepparton. It is being driven by business, community and sector leaders committed to a 20-year plan to improve the education and other outcomes for the region’s young people.
- The Crossroads Report for Shepparton is part of a series of population health studies undertaken by the School of Rural Health at the University of Melbourne. This report collects detailed information about health, health behaviours, lifestyles and access to services in Shepparton. A follow-up study has commenced Crossroads 2016 – 2018
- A range of health conditions, mental health measures, health behaviours, use of services, social issues and demographic items were surveyed in Greater Shepparton and 3 other regions by The Rural Health Academic Centre at The University of Melbourne.
Bringing The Data Together
Our Partners– Goulburn Valley Primary Care Partnership and the City of Greater Shepparton have each profiled aspects of the Goulburn Valley community by bringing data together in meaningful ways in the attachments below. Analysing quantitative data from comprehensive datasets available at the local, state and national level, enables comparison between population groups. Local data and qualitative data can be located within these frameworks to enrich the landscape of inquiry.
Use these resources as tools to help plan your research and analysis of our community.
- City of Greater Shepparton ID report
- GVPCP Goulburn Valley Health and Wellbeing Community Profile 2016