Our community

Our community and our region

Our community snapshot

The Eastern Melbourne PHN (EMPHN) catchment population was 1.43 million in 2016 (24% of the Victorian population). EMPHN has a very mixed catchment; among some suburbs of high affluence are hot spots of very high need that require a focused response such as:

  • pockets of entrenched socioeconomic disadvantage including West Heidelberg and parts of Knox
  • lag in access to services in the rapidly expanding northern growth corridor of Whittlesea-Wallan and the Yarra Ranges in the outer-east
  • more than 6,800 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people live in the catchment, particularly in Knox, Banyule, Whittlesea-Wallan and Yarra Ranges.

Where we work

We work across all or part of the 12 local government areas (LGAs) below. Detailed map of our catchment.

Our community

For population demographics, general practices and other health services in our community, view the report below.

EMPHN Population Stats

Our community's health

See a snapshot of our community's health below.