The City of Wyndham is located on the western edge of Melbourne, between the metropolitan area and Geelong. Wyndham covers an area of 542km² and features 27.4km of coastline bordering Port Phillip to the east. The municipality is situated in one of Australia’s most productive regions, part of the largest area of rich basalt soils on the continent. Wyndham is adjacent to the municipalities of Greater Geelong, Moorabool, Melton, Brimbank and Hobsons Bay.
The City of Wyndham has an estimated resident population of 241,902 in 2017. Between 2012 and 2017, Wyndham experienced some of the greatest population growth across Australia. In Victoria, Wyndham had the second largest percentage increase in population of all Local Government Areas and the largest volume of change, adding over 62,500 people in 5 years.
A range of social factors influence the wellbeing and development of the local community. Information about selected groups, social and health themes in Wyndham is provided below as well as information about our wards, suburbs and districts. Other information about our community that is provided below includes quarterly growth indicators, Annual Community Satisfaction Survey results, and performance indicators.
A Snapshot of Wyndham
A Snapshot of Wyndham offers insight into Wyndham’s growth, health and wellbeing, housing, diversity, employment and other key demographics. It is based primarily on 2016 Census data, population forecasts and Victorian health datasets.
.id The Population Experts provide demographic resources through in-depth profiles of local government areas and suburbs across Australia and New Zealand, including:
- Profile.id uses data from Australian Censuses between 1991 and 2016. The data tells a story about the characteristics of communities, how they are changing and how they compare to Greater Melbourne or Victoria. The information is presented in simple, clear tables and charts with concise, factual commentary.
- Forecast.id outlines what is driving population change in the community and forecasts how the population, age structure and household types will change between now and 2041.
- Atlas.id is a suite of online thematic maps, showing the distribution of target populations and key socio-demographic characteristics based on the 2016 Census.
- Economy.id provides economic data and analysis annually and underpinned by the NIEIR-ID economic model to build a cohesive story of the local economy, how it is changing and how it compares to other areas.
Health and Wellbeing Profiles
Wyndham City actively plans for positive health and wellbeing outcomes for our community. To support evidence-based planning we have developed Health and Wellbeing Profiles outlining how Wyndham residents fare on 11 key determinants of health and wellbeing. You can access the Health and Wellbeing Profiles by clicking the links below:
Annual Community Satisfaction Survey
The Annual Community Satisfaction Survey provides an in-depth examination of:
- Community satisfaction
- Wyndham City services and facilities
- Community issues
- Expectations of Wyndham City
This information is critical to:
- Inform Wyndham City of community attitudes
- Levels of satisfaction
- Issues facing the community
The insights from this survey help Wyndham City’s strategic and organisational planning, service delivery and policy development to best meet the needs of all residents. Every year, Metropolis Research undertakes the Annual Community Satisfaction Survey, and consults 800 residents across the community.
You can view the following:
Strategic and Liveability Indicators
Council collects data on a range of indicators to assess performance. These include Strategic Indicators for the City Plan as well as Liveability and Wellbeing Indicators to show us how the community is fairing and what we need to focus our resources on.
Please click on the hyperlinks below for the indicators.
Quarterly Growth Indicators
The Quarterly Growth Indicators are made up of new dwelling approvals, birth notifications and new garbage services. These indicators have been developed to provide a summary of growth information so that Wyndham City and Stakeholders can understand the requirements of the community.
The Quarterly Growth Indicators includes a map and explanatory text to visualise where the growth is occurring.
Helpful websites for social research
- ABS – Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia’s national statistics on economic, social, population and environmental issues.
- Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute is a national independent research network which provides high quality research which influences policy development to improve housing and urban environments in Australia.
- My Victoria provides resources and data for businesses to learn about their industry, customers, competitors, growth, and Victoria’s economic plan for the future. The website also includes in interactive map with key services and facilities.
- Remplan is another source of economic data and analysis based on the Census of Population and Housing conducted every five years. It also builds a cohesive story of a local economy and provides comprehensive economic mapping tools.
- Social Statistics for Victorian Communities contains a range of statistical information about social, health and economic outcomes for all Victorian localities.
- The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a nationwide data collection of early childhood development at the time children commence their first year of full time school.
- The Victorian Population Bulletin provides a valuable snapshot of information on population change and the basic drivers behind that change, as recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The Bulletin compared growth rates between the States and between the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Victoria.
- Urban Melbourne: is an independent source of medium and high density urban projects in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victorian cities through providing a public and open database of projects.
- Victoria in Future 2016 (VIF 2016) is the official state government projection of population and households. The projections cover the period 2011 to 2051 for Victoria and the major regions. For Local Government Areas (LGA) and smaller areas (VIFSAs) they cover the period to 2031.
- The Australian government’s Open Data Portal provides information that is collated during the course of normal government activities, including service delivery, research and administration. Anyone can access and use all datasets published here. Potential uses include creating an app, doing research, in support of evidence-based decision making, developing a business plan for creating goods or services, or simply to improve knowledge and understanding of social, economic and environmental trends.
- The Victorian government’s Open Data Portal provides a wide variety of datasets made available by Victorian government departments ad agencies. You can find data on such topics as education, employment, planning, recreation and transport.