2019 Active Living Census
The 2019 Healthy Heart of Victoria Active Living Census was conducted during May and June 2019 to help with planning for health and recreation services and allow a better understanding of people’s activity levels and preferences.
First conducted within the City of Greater Bendigo in 2014, where the results helped improve local recreational facilities designed to get residents more active and obtain funding for major health and wellbeing projects within Greater Bendigo, the ALC was carried out across households within the Loddon Campaspe region in 2019.
The Census was available online and in hard copy to people across the region. It was completed by over 24,500 people throughout region, including by almost 13,000 people across the City of Greater Bendigo.
The findings provide evidence at a local level, and enable reliable comparisons with other data, as well as across townships and demographic groups such as age and gender.
Further, the findings provide valuable information on what would help people meet national guidelines for healthy eating and active living, and help support efforts to reduce rates of obesity, chronic disease and high-risk health behaviours by encouraging more people to be more active, more often.
Thank you to all who completed the 2019 Active Living Census. Results will be available soon.
You can view the findings of the 2014 Active Living Census by downloading the following documents: