Vital Signs is a community check-up tool used by community foundations around the world to measure the vitality of a community and support action towards improving collective quality of life.

It uses publicly available data and identifies significant trends in a range of areas critical to quality of life for community. For example: affordable housing, environment and sustainability, health and wellbeing and resilient communities.

In South Australia The Wyatt Trust have been supporting the four South Australian regional community foundations to create their own local Vital Signs reports, as well as a metropolitan report for Foundation SA.

These reports are designed to be conversations starters, to allow local communities to investigate deeper matters of significance to them.

Greater Metro Adelaide

Foundation SA

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The Limestone Coast

Stand Like Stone Community Foundation

Eyre Peninsula

Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation

Foundation Barossa

Foundation Barossa

Fleurieu Peninsula

Fleurieu Community Foundation

Data sources

The predominant data source for these reports is the 2016 Australian Census, but where figures have been obtained from other years, we have indicated this in the documents.

The full list of data sources can be found here.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this information, however new releases of data, changing circumstance and interpretation may impact on its accuracy.


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