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's health

See a snapshot of our community's health below.