The Jesuit Social Services[ @ ] continue to do good work when it comes to visualising the place-based challenges for policy makers.
Their recent Dropping off the edge 2015 studies population areas in every state and territory of Australia to identify pockets of location-based disadvantage and the unique web of challenges faced by these communities.
Twenty-two indicators are used to measure social wellbeing, health, community safety, economic and education outcomes and locations are then ranked according to their susceptibility to disadvantage. Of course the gaps in our knowledge are still considerable [yet they do not have to be…], but this does make a positive contribution.
Structural inequalities and locational disadvantage, particularly for Australia’s Young is becoming a very real policy challenge. These policy-challenges lack the timely-evidence to respond in coherent, long-term ways.
Disadvantage in Victoria
Expand the map, find your postcode, consider the data…
Even quicker, just search for your postcode….