We produce and provide a range of demographic, economic and social information for Hume City, its suburbs/rural areas and its residents.
The Hume City Social Profile and Suburb/Rural Area Profiles provide an outline of the demographic features of Hume City and its Suburbs/Rural Areas using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Census of Population and Housing from 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011. Community Social Profiles provide you with a unique picture of your local community and help you understand how it is changing.
The Profiles contain an in-depth analysis of the available socio-economic data relating to the specific community, including demographic, health and welfare data. They also include information relating to the age structure; country of birth of residents; languages spoken at home; income levels; housing; family structure; education levels; the labour force, and more.
Population forecasts provide Council, community groups, investors, business, students and the general public with a wealth of information about what we expect to occur within our municipality in terms of population and housing growth. They provide information on the number of residents, households and household types the municipality expects to have in the years to come. This information is used by Council, and community groups to plan for our future - ensuring community needs are met via the provision of quality services. Link to Hume Population Forecasts website.
Community Indicators Framework
Developed in 2015, Council’s Community Indicators Framework provides a collective set of measures to help us determine progress in achieving our community’s vision and aspirations, as outlined in Hume Horizons 2040.
This suite of indicators aims to provide measures that examine policy outcomes and reflect broader socio-economic demographic attributes and changes in our community. They identify and communicate economic, social, environmental, cultural and governance trends and outcomes based on local aspirations and interests, irrespective of Council’s control or influence.
The indicators are drawn from a range of sources, including Council’s own primary research and analysis (surveys, databases and systems) and secondary data sources such as the Australian Bureau of Statistics, VicHealth, Community Indicators Victoria, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and Department of Health.
The framework is updated on continuous bases as new data becomes available. Each indicator within the framework will provide details regarding the frequency of update, data source and comparative data against baseline measures and over time.
Economic profile enables users to accurately describe the nature of the local economy, provides the information base to develop economic strategies and provides resources to develop promotional material. This information is used by Council, and community groups to plan for our future - ensuring community needs are met via the provision of quality services.
Social Atlas provides a range theme based maps highlighting of social, demographic and economic data from the 2011 Census. These maps aim at showing how social factors affect certain parts of the municipality differently to other parts of the municipality and complement our Social Profiles which provide more detailed Census information in table and graph format.
For more information contact our Research and Engagement team on 9205 2200.