VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
NAME OF COLLECTION
Victorian Population Health Survey (VPHS)
The Victorian Population Health Survey (VPHS) is conducted annually by the Victorian Government Department of Health and is an ongoing source of high quality information on the health of Victorians.
The aim of the VPHS is to provide high quality, timely indicators of population health that are intended to have direct application to evidence-based policy development and strategic planning across the department and the wider community to ensure public health programs are relevant and responsive to current and emerging health issues.
The VPHS collects information on the topics: health and lifestyle, including physical activity, smoking, alcohol consumption, intake of fruit and vegetables, selected health screening, adult obesity, asthma and diabetes prevalence, psychological distress and social networks.
The survey is managed by the Health Intelligence Unit of the Prevention and Population Health Branch, Department of Health.
Each survey contains data from approximately 7,500 interviews.
Persons aged 18 years and over living in private dwellings in Victoria, selected via their household telephone number.
- Place of birth (Australia or other)
- Place of birth of parents
- Language spoken at home (English, other or both)
A full list of data items are available (in PDF format) via the 'Health status of Victorians' section of the Victorian Government Health Information
Data are collected for the following regions in Victoria:
AVAILABILITY OF DATA AND PUBLICATIONS
- Barwon-South Western Region
- Eastern Metropolitan Region
- Gippsland Region
- Grampians Region
- Hume Region
- Loddon Mallee Region
- North and West Metropolitan Region
- Southern Metropolitan Region
A hard copy and electronic (PDF) report containing findings and methodology is available on the Victorian Government Health Information
Unit record data are available via a licence deed arrangement.
Manager, Victorian Population Health Surveys
Health Intelligence Unit
Prevention and Population Health
Department of Health Victoria
Ph: (03) 9096 5286
This page last updated 28 March 2011