Local Data

The Pandemic Experience

To better understand how our community has been impacted by the pandemic and how local service providers can better support them, a survey was promoted across Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges Shires. There were 364 respondents to the survey.

The Pandemic Experience Report is now available. The report is rich with information but some highlights include:

  • Social connection was the most protective factor for people’s wellbeing.
  • People’s mental health have been negatively impacted – 50% reported negative mental health impacts
  • Not every one got the right support that they needed – 18% did not/partially get the right support when they reached out for help
  • At a time when digital connection is so important, 15% have inadequate access to internet/technology
  • There are some positives from the pandemic that we need to hold onto – 73% of respondents identified a positive outcome of the pandemic
  • When asked how could the community better support you, the highest responses were unsure or Nothing it was great, which indicates a high level of support.

Note: Since this survey there has been a further two lockdowns and family and friends in Melbourne have experienced the longest lockdown in the world.

Community Health and Wellbeing Profile

Central Vic PCP staff have updated the Community Health & Wellbeing Profile and created a new-look document.  This has been developed to provide information and statistics about the health and wellbeing of our region’s residents.  Members can use the information as a resource in the planning of health priorities, to assist in submission writing, to gauge the development and success of long-term health promotion projects, and to lobby Governments for funding to improve health outcomes for our community.

(to receive a copy of this document in an excel spreadsheet, please email admin@centralvicpcp.com.au)

LGA Community Profiles 2021

If you would like the summaries in a powerpoint format please contact eo@centralvicpcp.com.au

Infrastructure Victoria, developed regional profiles to inform the need for and impact of infrastructure investment in different parts of regional and rural Victoria – across economic, social and environmental domains. This document includes data on demographic changes, climate change, employment, industry, housing health, disadvantage and environmental factors (land use, assets, natural resources, biodiversity, soil health etc) .

2018 AEDC Data

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a nationwide data collection of early childhood development at the time children commence their first year of full-time school.  The AEDC highlights what is working well and what needs to be improved or developed to support children and their families. The AEDC is held every three years, with the ​2018 AEDC data collection being the ​fourth collection. The Instrument collects data relating to five key areas of early childhood development referred to as ‘domains’, these include:

  • Physical health and well being
  • Social competence
  • Emotional maturity
  • Language and cognitive skills
  • Communication skills and general knowledge

The AEDC domains have been shown to predict later health, wellbeing and academic success.

Please see data for our local government area below or For more information visit: https://www.aedc.gov.au/

Snapshot document available for each LGA

VicHealth Indicators Survey (2015):

Central Goldfields Shire Profile Summary

Macedon Ranges Shire Profile Summary

Mount Alexander Shire Profile Summary

LGA 2016 Census Community Profiles

Central Goldfields

Mount Alexander

Macedon Ranges

Central Victoria Prevention & Population Health acknowledges the traditional owners on whose land we live and work, their rich culture and spiritual connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate their living culture and unique role in the life of our catchment.

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