Our clients are among the most disadvantaged people in Victoria

Our clients are among the most disadvantaged people in Victoria. The following maps indicate the number of unique clients we helped in each local government area in 2014–15. They are represented as a proportion of the total 85,007 clients we helped across Victoria.

Client locations are based on the primary address they nominate. This may include prisons, hospitals, remand centres and temporary accommodation facilities.

The maps also show the relative socio-economic disadvantage of each area, using the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ 2011 Index of Relative Socio-Economic Disadvantage. The Australian Bureau of Statistics broadly defines relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage in terms of ‘people's access to material and social resources, and their ability to participate in society’.

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Regional and rural Victoria

Map showing the number of clients we helped in regional and rural Victoria – see table for data
Local government area Unique clients*
Alpine 60
Ararat 258
Ballarat 2,200
Bass Coast 363
Baw Baw 549
Benalla 248
Buloke 85
Campaspe 546
Cardinia 1,333
Central Goldfields 270
Colac–Otway 243
Corangamite 222
East Gippsland 908
Gannawarra 126
Glenelg 416
Golden Plains 195
Greater Bendigo 1,771
Greater Geelong 3,529
Greater Shepparton 1,297
Hepburn 228
Hindmarsh 97
Horsham 497
Indigo 55
Latrobe 2,091
Loddon 91
Macedon Ranges 388
Mansfield 35
Mildura 519
Mitchell 605
Moira 384
Moorabool 427
Mount Alexander 257
Moyne 216
Murrindindi 119
Northern Grampians 214
Pyrenees 76
Queenscliffe 19
South Gippsland 239
Southern Grampians 250
Strathbogie 85
Surf Coast 168
Swan Hill 342
Towong 18
Wangaratta 310
Warrnambool 790
Wellington 594
West Wimmera 31
Wodonga 342
Yarriambiack 128
Total 24,234

* Unique clients are individual clients who accessed one or more of Victoria Legal Aid’s legal services. This does not include people for whom a client–lawyer relationship was not formed, who received telephone, website or in-person information at court or at public counters, or participated in community legal education – we do not create an individual client record for these people.

Metropolitan Melbourne

Map showing the number of clients we helped in metropolitan Melbourne – see table for data
Local government area Unique clients*
Casey 4,683
Frankston 2,877
Greater Dandenong 3,299
Hume 3,802
Kingston 1,391
Melton 2,157
Mornington Peninsula 2,005
Nillumbik 353
Whittlesea 2,945
Wyndham 2,921
Yarra Ranges 1,744
Total 28,177

* Unique clients are individual clients who accessed one or more of Victoria Legal Aid’s legal services. This does not include people for whom a client–lawyer relationship was not formed, who received telephone, website or in-person information at court or at public counters, or participated in community legal education – we do not create an individual client record for these people.

Map showing the number of clients we helped in inner Melbourne – see table for data
Local government area Unique clients*
Banyule 1,264
Bayside 627
Boroondara 861
Brimbank 3,871
Darebin 2,061
Glen Eira 911
Hobsons Bay 1,230
Knox 1,851
Manningham 755
Maribyrnong 1,310
Maroondah 1,122
Melbourne 1,582
Monash 1,328
Moonee Valley 1,471
Moreland 2,011
Port Phillip 1,425
Stonnington 713
Whitehorse 1,205
Yarra 1,251
Total 26,849

* Unique clients are individual clients who accessed one or more of Victoria Legal Aid’s legal services. This does not include people for whom a client–lawyer relationship was not formed, who received telephone, website or in-person information at court or at public counters, or participated in community legal education – we do not create an individual client record for these people.