Environmental Scan report

The Central Ranges LLEN Environmental Scan maps the demographic, socio-economic, education, training and economic factors that have an impact on young people living, studying and working in the shires of Mitchell, Murrindindi and Macedon Ranges. It provides a strategic overview of the critical issues and opportunities for young people’s education and training in the area and how the Central Ranges LLEN seeks to make an impact.

The Environmental Scan 2014 has been developed to inform planning for a variety of stakeholders: schools, training providers, Local, State and Federal Government, industry, parents, community and youth organiastions as well as many others.

This document has been designed to inform stakeholders in each of the three Shires that the Central Ranges LLEN network covers: Macedon Ranges, Mitchell and Murrindindi. This details data sets under key headings: Population, Socio-Economic, Education and Business.  Each of these sections has analysis under each key data set or table, followed by a summary of analysis and opportunities at the end of each section.

There is also a brief comparison section that focuses on specific data sets that have additional analysis to compare trend within and across three shires.

We hope this document is informative, accurate and an excellent resource for you to draw upon for strategic and business planning, staff development and induction and informing the work of local networks and partnerships.

Read the Environmental Scan

Download the Central Ranges LLEN 2014 Environmental Scan

About the research

Research for the Environmental Scan is collected from a variety of sources.  The latest Scan includes education-related data received from the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Australian Bureau of Statistics, community data from the Department of Community Development to form a focused and authoritative view of our communities and the opportunities and challenges facing them.