This report provides the results of a survey about community strength in 450 residents per Local Government Area (LGA) across Victoria in 2008. The indicators were collected as part of the inaugural LGA level Victorian Population Health Survey run by the Department of Health. They were previously collected in a survey run by the then Department for Victorian Communities. The surveys were combined to reduce the burden of surveying on Victorian communities.
The indicators are a tool for community planning, and not a report card, as they are affected by the combined actions of government, business and the community. In some cases they may even be influenced by international trends and events. Responsibility for improvements in the indicators does not lie with any organisation alone.