Thank you for your interest in completing the 2018 Local Health Needs Assessment Community Survey. The 2018 Speak Up survey is now closed.
Over 3,000 locals completed the online survey. Your feedback helps organisations to plan and make decisions about future local health solutions.
We are now collecting data from paper survey forms too.
The 5 x $200 grocery vouchers draw took place on 25 June and winners have been notified.
We would like to thank the local organisations and many more community champions that helped engaging the community with the survey. Click here for a list of supporting organisations.
We are now analysing the information locals provided us in the survey to find out more about how our local communities are currently using health services. The findings from this survey, as well as other information about the region, will be presented and discussed with community members and health professionals in September 2018.
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- The most popular age group to complete the survey were 55-64 years old, accounting for 27% of all eligible respondents (North Coast residents aged 15 years and older).
- Most responses per Local Government Area (LGA) were from Lismore (15%), Port Macquarie-Hastings (14%), Coffs Harbour (13%), Ballina (11%) and Tweed Heads (11%).
- 5.6% of respondents identified as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. This response rate is slightly higher than 2016 census data for the region which is 5%.
- 15.6% of respondents indicated they were born overseas, while census data show that on average, overseas born rate for the region is 20%.
- Of all online respondents 94.5% indicating having Medicare card, 43.3% Private health insurance, 23.2% Disability/Pension card and 16.5% Health Care Card
- 40.3% of respondents recorded 0 hours when asked how many hours they usually work for pay each week