Indicators of community strength in Victoria . /Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2004Description: PDFSubject(s): Community Development | Social Indicators Victoria | Local Government Victoria | Demographic Surveys | Human Capital | Social Networks | Social Participation | Voluntarism | Crisis Management | Community Consultation | Community Building | Social Capital | Values | Well Being | Victoria. Department Of Victorian Communities. Strategic Policyand Research Division (SPAR) | Social Research
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This report examines eleven indicators of community strength such as feeling safe in the streets after dark, being able to have a say on local issues, volunteering, and having networks of people who can provide support in a crisis. The report examines time trends (2001-2003), population groups and the results of a pilot of the indicators measured at the small geographic level (local government area). The indicators quantify some of the key functions of communities as places that provide opportunities for participation and social support, and that build social capital.