Data

The Sport and Recreation Spatial web-portal (released December 2012) displays the data from the following sources:

Exercise, Recreation and Sport Survey (ERASS)

Australian Sports Commission (ASC)

The data which is displayed is derived from the annual surveys from 2001-2010, and is mapped nationally. The ERASS survey was a joint initiative of the Australian Sports Commission and State and Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation. Each year the ERASS survey collected data from a large sample of Australians aged 15 years or over (the sample size varied - the total for the ten years was almost 200,000). This data includes information on the frequency, duration, nature and type of activities participated in for exercise, recreation or sport during the 12 months prior to interview. It includes information on multiple activities for each participant, but does not include coaching, umpiring, or being a spectator.

Demographic data

New Settler Arrivals

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The number of arrivals from overseas during the 2010–11 financial year, under the permanent resident visa category, based on the stated LGA of intended residence, not the actual LGA of residence after arrival, expressed as a percentage of the estimated resident population. 

This data is from the Settlement Database, Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) and 2010 Estimated Resident Population, Australian Bureau of Statistics. Immediate data source: Department of Health, Victoria – 2012 local government area profiles.

Overseas Born

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The percentage of the population who were born overseas.

This data is from the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census of Population and Housing.  Immediate data source: Department of Health, Victoria – 2012 local government area profiles.

Low English Proficiency

Australian Bureau of Statistics

English proficiency was measured in the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Individuals were asked to indicate how well they spoke English. This summary is based on the percentage of the population who had ‘low’ English proficiency i.e. those who indicated that they spoke English “not well” or “not at all”. 

Immediate data source: Department of Health, Victoria – 2012 local government area profiles.

Volunteering

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The percentage of the population aged 15 or over who indicated that they did voluntary work through an organisation or group in the twelve months prior to the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census of Population and Housing. Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census of Population and Housing. 

Immediate data source: Department of Health, Victoria – 2012 local government area profiles.

Post-Secondary Education

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The percentage of people aged 15 years or over who have attained a post-secondary qualification through the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector or higher education sector, including certificate I-IV, diploma, advanced diploma, bachelor degree, post-graduate degree (ie, master or doctoral degree), a graduate diploma or a graduate certificate.

Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census of Population and Housing.  Immediate data source: Public Health Information Dissemination Unit (PHIDU) Social Health Atlas of Australia.

Census Population Data

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Census region population data (State, SA4, LGA and postcode)  is used to calculate particpation rates and population estimates for region samples. This data is from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Socio-Ecomonic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA)

Australian Bureau of Statistics

The four SEIFA indexes are measures of relative socio-economic status (SES) calculated for each geographical area by ABS using census data. The SEIFA indexes available as map overlays are

  • Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage (IRSD)
  • Index of Relative Socio-Economic Advantage and Disadvantage (IRSAD)
  • Index of Economic Resources (IER)
  • Index of Education and Occupation (IEO).

As their names suggest, the four indexes are focused on different aspects of SES.  Current SEIFA indexes are based on 2011 census data and available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Each index is constructed a weighted combination of socio-economic measures for individuals and households.  For more information, see http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/censushome.nsf/home/seifa

In Sport and Recreation Spatial, the shaded map displays are based on the deciles of each index i.e. all geographical regions of a particular type (e.g. postcodes) are divided into ten equal-sized groups (deciles), representing the bottom 10% of index values, the next 10%, and so on up to the top 10%.

Victoria in Future 2012 Population Projections

Department of Planning and Community Development

The Victorian Population projections available as map overlays are

  • 2011 to 2016
  • 2011 to 2021
  • 2011 to 2026
  • 2011 to 2031

Each population projection layer can be customised by age range and/or gender.

Sport and Recreation Facility and Infrastructure data - Victoria

Sport and Recreation Victoria

A comprehensive list of all sport and recreation facilities in Victoria for the current project sports. This includes the facility location, total number of fields/courts, surface type, condition, and information on change room availability.

The provision of facility map summaries provide details of the number of facilities per participant. These are presented as three categories (low, medium, high), representing the bottom third, middle third and top third of LGAs.

Victorian State Sporting Association Participation data

State Sporting Associations

This includes annual data of sport participants, coaches and umpires for the following sports:

  • AFL
  • Basketball
  • Bowls
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Netball
  • Tennis

This data has been mapped at a Victorian state level. Where available the participant, coach and umpire data includes information on individuals' sport identification codes, date of birth, sex, resident postcode, club name, and sport participation program or level of coach and umpire accreditation.

Health data

Physical Activity

Victorian Population Health Survey

The proportion of people aged 18 or over who did met the National Physical Activity Guidelines for Australians, developed by the Department of Health and Aged Care, 1999. These guidelines recommend at least 30 minutes of moderate intensity physical exercise on most, and preferably all, days.

Victorian Population Health Survey, 2008.  Immediate data source: Department of Health, Victoria – 2012 local government area profiles.

Overweight and obesity

Victorian Population Health Survey

An individual has been defined as being overweight or obese by calculating their Body Mass Index (BMI), which is a measure used to estimate levels of unhealthy weight in a population. BMI is calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared. A BMI score of 25.0-29.9 is classified as overweight and BMI scores above 30.0 are considered obese.

Victorian Population Health Survey, 2008, self-reported height and weight of people aged 18 years or over. Immediate data source: Department of Health, Victoria – 2012 local government area profiles.

Diabetes

Victorian Population Health Survey

The proportion of people aged 18 years or over who reported that they had been told by a doctor that they had type 2 diabetes.

Victorian Population Health Survey, 2008. Immediate data source: Department of Health, Victoria – 2012 local government area profiles.

Childhood Development Vulnerability

Australian Early Development Census

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a population measure of how young children are developing in Australian communities, as they begin school, across the five domains of early childhood development outlined above. Children in the lowest 10% of all Australian children in any of these domains are considered ‘developmentally vulnerable’.

Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) conducted by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2009, which is based on a survey of children in their first full-time year of school. Immediate data source: Public Health Information Dissemination Unit (PHIDU) Social Health Atlas of Australia.

Psychological Distress

Victorian Population Health Survey

Psychological distress was measured using the Kessler 10 Psychological Distress Scale (K10), a set of ten questions designed to categorise the level of psychological distress over a four-week period. The K10 cover dimensions of depression and anxiety. Individuals are categorised into four levels of psychological distress based on their score: low (10-15), moderate (16-21), high (22-29) and very high (30-50). The indicator in this report is the proportion of people aged 18 years or over who reported a high (or very high) level of psychological distress.

Victorian Population Health Survey, 2008.  Immediate data source: Department of Health, Victoria – 2012 local government area profiles.