Planning Unit

Community Profiles

Health Profiles for local communities in South Western Sydney Local Health District

To support the work of clinical services and health facilities in meeting local needs, profiles on the health of residents of each local government area in South Western Sydney Local Health District have been developed and will be progressively updated.  Each profile describes the characteristics of the local population and how it compares with the larger populations of NSW. Each health profile provides:

  • a brief description of the local government area and its location within SWSLHD
  • projected population growth over the next twenty years 
  • key demographic characteristics such as how many people live in the local government area, main countries of birth and languages spoken, income, and labour force status
  • how selected indicators of health status (such as reported health status, health behaviours, cancer and mortality and morbidity rates) compare with NSW
  • socioeconomic status
  • social capital and
  • sources of further information.

Community profiles are provided for Bankstown,Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield,Liverpool,Wingecarribee and Wollondilly.

Health snapshots are also available for  Bankstown,Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, LiverpoolWingecarribee and Wollondilly They provide a summary of the key health indicators for each of the LGAs.

The information in these profiles has been obtained from a range of sources including the Australian Bureau of Statistics 2011 Census of Population and Housing, local councils, Department of Immigration and Citizenship, NSW Department of Local Government, NSW Population Health Survey, NSW Health Report of the Chief Health Officer, Cancer Institute NSW Registry, NSW HealthStats and SWSLHD information systems.

These profiles will be useful for people who wish to gain a better understanding of the needs and health status of specific communities within South Western Sydney Local Health District. They will also be helpful for health professionals and managers in identifying the characteristics of local service catchments.  These profiles will be updated annually.

Users of this information are strongly advised to refer to the source data to ensure information provided is interpreted appropriately and that the data limitations are understood.  Reference can be made to the source data through the links and/or references provided.

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Last Updated: 03 January, 2017
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