The City of Boroondara is recognised as one of Victoria’s healthiest local government areas, where residents generally enjoy good health and wellbeing. This is due largely to the municipality's high socioeconomic status. Income and educational levels are some of the highest in Victoria.
However, there is still room for improvement. Some community members are less advantaged and may face health risks due to their living conditions, financial situation, life transitions or lack of social connections. For some residents, the Boroondara’s affluence may serve to heighten disadvantage.
Disadvantage and Social Exclusion Research Report
Our Disadvantage and Social Exclusion Research Report, published in 2015, presents results of research conducted to help us better understand disadvantage and social exclusion in the City of Boroondara.
Section 2 of the report profiles neighbourhoods of possible disadvantage through an in-depth analysis of 2011 Census data.
Section 3 presents demographic profiles for residents in 7 population groups that research indicates are at increased risk of social exclusion.
Section 4 outlines the relevant Council strategies and plans and includes examples of actions from the action plans.