These reports provide maps of disadvantage for suburbs and towns based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage (IRSD) 2006. The index combines census variables relating to income, education, occupation, wealth and living conditions. Data are also provided to describe the population make-up of the most disadvantaged areas. 

The reports also briefly review the changes that were impacting on disadvantage in regional Victoria at the time of their writing.

View the Change and disadvantage reports below.

Change and disadvantage in regional Victoria: an overview

This report brings together data from all five reports below to give a regional Victoria wide picture.

Change and disadvantage in regional Victoria: an overview (PDF, 2.2 MB) or (DOC, 1.1 MB)