Indicators on child-friendly neighbourhoods

While there is growing recognition that aspects of a neighbourhood’s design can affect the development of children who grow up in it, there is still limited evidence or guidance on how best to design ‘child-friendly’ neighbourhoods.

This project will analyse existing statistical resources on Australian neighbourhoods to produce knowledge on child-friendly neighbourhood design. It will develop a set of indicators and data visualisation for use by communities, policymakers and practitioners.

Update on the project

Update, January 2019: Following initial delays due to issues with data availability, the project is now making progress towards piloting a national Australian dataset of built environment measures linked to early childhood development outcomes – the first dataset of its kind worldwide.