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Statistical Data for Victorian Communities

This page contains a range of statistical information about social, health and economic outcomes for all Victorian localities.

This data is a collaboration between the City of Greater Dandenong and the Victorian Local Government Association (VLGA). All files are in Excel format unless otherwise stated.

If you have an enquiries or require assistance with the information on this page please contact Hayden Brown on 8571 5300 or email

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Community profiles

Summaries of all municipalities
Summaries of all suburbs and towns
Suburbs: Detailed information by suburb and segment of the community 
Summaries of people who work in each municipality

Time series profile

Summary of demographic changes in municipalities over last 25 years

Create your own profiles

Regional Profile Builder
Small Area Profile Builder (Please note: 16MB file)
Small area working population profile builder

Indicators of health and wellbeing

Indicators of health, housing, community, education, employment, transport and safety in metropolitan municipalities.

VLGA and City of Greater Dandenong logos

Data tables

Alcohol and Other Drugs

Alcohol-related harm 
Review of decisions by VCAT about Licensed Premises


Asylum seekers and refugees

Asylum seekers by gender, age and birthplace


Service demand estimator - based on population and service provision benchmarks
Suburb comparison - identification of similar suburbs for benchmarking purposes


Profiles of cultural diversity - Statistical profiles of birthplace groups in each municipality
Birthplaces by age
Birthplaces by selected age range (quick access)
Birthplaces by age and gender
Birthplaces by suburb
Early school leaving by birthplace
Pacific Island residents: a summary
Ethnic groups in each municipality (defined by spoken language and religion)



Births and birth rates 
Birth Trends Australia

Community strengthening

Measures of community connection and other local survey results
Volunteering by age and sex
Volunteering by birthplace
Talent and bohemian indexes


Crime rates
Violent crime: inside and outside the home
Crime index: Impact of crime on local communities
Family violence incidents
Review of family violence issues
Vehicle impoundments

Disability and carers

Disability by age
Disability by age and sex
Disability by birthplace
Disability forecasts
Disability by labor force status
Disability and lone persons
Carers by age and sex
Age adjusted rates of disability


Attendance at kindergarten by 4 year olds
Australian early development Index results
Early school leaving by age and sex
Early school leaving by birthplace
Youth disengagement by birthplace
Employment and education pathways of young people 
Participation in tertiary education by young people
Post-school qualifications
Qualifications by gender and age
Employment by education level (30 - 39 year olds)


Employment and residence

Employment within the municipality by LGA of residence / employment of residents by LGA of work
Suburb of residence and place of work

English fluency

Fluency by birthplace, age and gender
Fluency by language and age


Selected environmental measures



Gambling venues, machines and losses
Guide to gaming decisions by VCGLR
Review of VCAT gambling decisions
Gambling related issues for local government




House and land purchase prices
Housing rental costs
Housing rental affordability
Housing costs relative to income levels
Rent and mortgage related financial stress
Home ownership by birthplace
Non-private accommodation and homelessness
Group housing

Immigration and settlement


Indigenous residents

Profiles of Indigenous residents
Indigenous progress in education over several decades
Indigenous residents' progress in early years, education and employment
Trends in employment, education and family outcomes for Indigenous residents



Businesses numbers by type, turnover and employment
Inflation - Consumer Price Index


Rates of limited English literacy by age and gender
Literacy in first language

Population and age

Population - actual resident population
Population - estimated resident population by age
Population mobility
Movement of Young Adults from Rural Victoria to Melbourne by gender and education
Service demand estimator
Create your population projections - a do it yourself tool
Population forecasts older residents by birthplace, 2011-33


Religion by age
Religion and birthplace



Road accidents
Preventable fires
Crime and perceptions of safety (see Crime)

Spoken languages

Spoken languages by age
Spoken languages by age and English fluency
Languages spoken by birthplace
Nations and their spoken languages
Guide to non-English radio and print media in Melbourne

Social disadvantage

SEIFA Index of disadvantage
Social Security payments by type and postcode
Disadvantage by suburb and segment of the community




Suicide rates by gender and age  



Tourism visits by municipality


Methods of travel to work
Origins and destinations of travel to work
Road Accidents - rate and number of casualty and fatal crashes 
Car ownership levels
Car ownership by family type 

  • Unemployment

Unemployment rates and numbers
Unemployment by birthplace
Families with no parent or partner in paid employment


Levels of informal voting
Voting participation at Victorian council elections

Young people

Youth disengagement by gender - young people not in work or education
Youth disengagement by gender and age - by birthplace
Employment and education pathways of young people
Measures of Youth Health and Wellbeing


General guides

A guide to social information on the internet
Correlations between social conditions
Project planning tool
Create your own population projections - a do it yourself tool
Guide to social impact assessment

Evaluation guides

Guide to evaluation for local government

A guide to social statistics

Full booklet
Powerpoint presentation
How to use basic statistics

Surveying techniques

Survey tabulation system
Guide to writing effective survey questions
Sample size calculator