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Statistics and Data

Social statistics

Council provides a wide range of information about social conditions in Greater Dandenong and its suburbs to assist individuals, groups and organisations to better understand our communities.

Gender equity statistics

  • Statistical data tables of social information for Victorian communities
  • Statistical maps of social information for Victoria communities
  • Summaries of social information for Greater Dandenong and Victoria
  • Open data sets

Council has released a large amount of information which could come in handy for university students, app developers and programmers.

Non-sensitive data sets have been released, giving information about things like cat and dog registrations, public toilets, playgrounds and garbage collection.

The information is available for free from this website www.data.gov.au and can be combined with data from other local government areas to give a larger picture.


Gender equity statistics

This section presents social statistics about levels of employment, income, educational attainment, involvement in caring responsibilities, crime victimization, perceptions of safety, health, cultural diversity and other matters, among women and men.

Information featured is presented for each Victorian municipality, but also includes national data about gender equality.

Victorian municipalities

Gender differences and social outcomes - 517KB

Differences in social conditions and outcomes by gender: Victorian municipalities - 575KB

Aspects of gender inequity and supporting evidence - 365KB

Australian statistics

Gender Indicators Australia (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015)

Personal Safety Survey 2012 - 307KB

Community attitudes towards violence against women 2013 - 94.2KB

Further information

For further information or the breakdown of data on the below topics please contact Hayden Brown on 8571 5300 or at hbrown@cgd.vic.gov.au:

  • Attitudes
  • Birthplaces
  • Community and family
  • Disability and carers
  • Education
  • Employment and incomes
  • English fluency and literacy
  • Families
  • Family violence
  • Health, disability and caring
  • Settlement
  • Unpaid work at home
  • Transport

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 would like specific data tables, have any enquiries or require assistance with the information on this page please contact Hayden Brown on 8571 5300 or email hbrown@cgd.vic.gov.au.

Community profiles

Time series profile

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Indicators of health and wellbeing

Data Tables

Data tables for the following categories are also available by contacting Hayden Brown on 8571 5300 or at hbrown@cgd.vic.gov.au:

  • Alcohol and other drugs
  • Ancestry
  • Arts and Culture
  • Asylum seekers and refugees
  • Benchmarking
  • Birthplaces
  • Births
  • Community strengthening
  • Concordance (comparing data between municipalities, suburbs, postcodes and electorates)
  • Crime
  • Disability and carers
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Employment and residence
  • English fluency
  • Environment
  • Families
  • Gambling
  • Gender statistics
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Immigration and settlement
  • Income
  • Indigenous residents
  • Industry
  • Internet and Social Media
  • LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans-sexual, Intersex, Queer)
  • Literacy
  • Liveability
  • Older residents
  • Population and age
  • Religion
  • Safety
  • Spoken languages
  • Social disadvantage
  • Suburbs
  • Suicides
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Unemployment
  • Volunteering
  • Voting
  • Young people


Guides and Tools

Statistical maps for Victorian communities

The City of Greater Dandenong is Australia's most multicultural municipality and has residents born in over 150 countries. The percentage of persons born overseas for the entire Melbourne area is reflected in the map Residents born overseas - Melbourne - 5.5MB

Maps depicting the following social conditions in municipalities in metropolitan Melbourne and Victoria are also available:

  • Country of birth
  • Community engagement
  • Crime
  • Disability
  • Education
  • Employment by industry
  • Employment by occupation
  • Employment by place of work
  • Gambling
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Immigration numbers
  • Income and disadvantage
  • Indigenous residents
  • Languages spoken by residents
  • Population
  • Religion
  • Transport
  • Unemployment

Please contact Hayden Brown on 8571 5300 or at hbrown@cgd.vic.gov.au to access any of these.