A VicHealth snapshot of Campaspe Shire's key health indicators for its residents has revealed some interesting results, not all of them flattering.KATHLEEN TONINI January 18, 2013 4:31am
Tammy Hone and her daughter, Jazz, enjoy the bike path in Campaspe Esplanade. A VicHealth snapshot has revealed Campaspe Shire residents are likely to lead active lifestyles.
New data released by VicHealth shows Campaspe Shire residents are the least accepting of diverse cultures in the state.
On the plus side, a snapshot of Campaspe Shire key health indicators showed residents were more likely to live active lifestyles and were more likely to volunteer their time in the community.
It showed 47.8 per cent of residents volunteered once a month, well above the state average of 34.3 per cent, while just 18.5 per cent of residents sat for more than seven hours a day, well below the average of 32.6 per cent.
Less favourably, residents here have a far lower tolerance of diverse cultures
Campaspe Shire residents were also less likely to attend an arts activity and fewer residents have internet access at home.
Only 76.6 per cent of district residents had internet access at home, compared to 88.8 per cent across the rest of Victoria.
Residents were also less likely to have visited a ‘green space’ in the past week, though they did feel much safer walking alone at night than the state average (81 per cent compared to 70.3 per cent).
The data also shows that Campaspe Shire residents spend an average of $45 on packaged alcohol each week.
On top of that figure, residents spend $34 a week on alcohol bought from licensed premises.
Both these figures are in line with the Victorian averages.
Coca-Cola Amatil has confirmed it will be pressing on with its $100 million redevelopment of SPC Ardmona.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
A snake was spotted this afternoon.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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