This section of the site includes data about our region, divided into domains or sections that relate to different aspects of our region. This structure was derived from the Community Indicators Victoria framework (Cox, Frere, West and Wiseman, 2010).

Download the Regional Social Profile

The Northern Rivers Social Profile was prepared by Jamie Seaton, Geof Webb and Katrina Luckie of Regional Development Australia – Northern Rivers with input and support from staff of RDA-NR and the Northern Rivers Social Development Council, particularly Trish Evans and Meaghan Vosz. We acknowledge and appreciate the efforts made by stakeholders across our region to contribute to the development of the Regional Social Profile. The Profile has recently been updated with new regional data sets, including a searchable tool for researchers. You can access the Regional Data Sets at the RDA-NR website:

You can either download the entire Regional Social Profile, or search the domains below to find out more about our region.

Healthy, safe and inclusive communities

health regional plan

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Dynamic, resilient local communities

dynamic regional plan

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Sustainable built and natural environments


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Culturally rich and diverse communities

whats on art comp front

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Democratic and engaged communities

engaged regional plan

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Other useful data sources and links

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References and acronyms used in the Northern Rivers Social Profile

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