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Abhayaratna, J and Lattimore, R (2006), Workforce Participation Rates – How Does Australia Compare?, Staff
Working Paper, Australian Government Productivity Commission

ABS (2010), Series 1370.0 – Measures of Australia's Progress, 2010

ABS (2011), Series 4159.0 – General Social Survey: Summary Results, Australia, 2010

ABS (2011a), Series 1379.0.55.001 – National Regional Profile, 2006 to 2010

ABS (2011b), 2033.0.55.001 - Census of Population and Housing: Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (SEIFA), Australia,

ABS (2012), 2011 Census of Population and Housing

ABS (2012b), Series 6291.0.55.001 – Labour Force, Australia, Detailed – Electronic Delivery

ABS (2013), 2049.0 – Census of Population and Housing: Estimating homelessness, 2011, Accessed online [12 Apr

ACARA (2013), NAPLAN, Accessed online [12 April 2013]:

Anglicare Australia (2013), Rental Affordability Snapshot, Canberra

AEDI (2013), Accessed online [22 April 2013]:

Australian Government (2013), A Snapshot of Early Childhood Development in Australia 2012 – AEDI National
Report, Australian Government, Canberra.

AIHW (2012), Socio-economic Disadvantage and Health, Accessed online [9 Nov 2012]:

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2011), Young Australians: their health and wellbeing 2011, Cat. no.
PHE 140. Canberra: AIHW

Australian Human Rights Commission (2013), Racism. It stops with me. Accessed online [11 April 2013]:

Byron Shire Council (2012), 2011 Transport Survey Results, Accessed online [12 April 2013]:

CEE (2012), Health Statistics New South Wales, NSW Ministry of Health, Accessed online [9 Nov 2012]:

CMA (2012), Regional State of the Environment Report 2012, Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority region
of NSW

Cox, Frere, West, Wiseman (2010), Developing and Using Local Community Wellbeing Indicators: Learning from the Experience of Community Indicators Victoria, Australian Journal of Social Issues, Volume 45, Issue 1.

DEEWR (2012), Regional Education, Skills and Jobs Plan: New South Wales Northern Rivers 2012-2014, Department of
Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

DEEWR (2012a), Richmond-Tweed and Clarence Valley Priority Employment Area August 2012 Presentation, Labour
Market Research and Analysis Branch

DEEWR (2013), Australian regional labour markets: December quarter 2012, Accessed online [8 Apr 2013]:

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (2011), Australian Food Statistics 2009-10

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (2012), More opportunities for
Australian students, Accessed online [15 Nov 2012]:

Department of Infrastructure and Transport (2010), State of Australian Cities 2010, Major Cities Unit

Destination NSW (2013), Regional Local Government Area (LGA) Visitor Profiles, accessed online [15 Apr 2013]:

Hawkes, J (2001) The fourth pillar of sustainability: culture's essential role in public planning, Cultural
Development Network (Vic) 2001

Housing NSW Accessed online 13 May 2013

Housing NSW (2013), Rent & Sales Report Issue 102 and 103.

Kelly, S J, Croft, Q, Gillett, P and Sheppard, A (2005), Housing affordability on the NSW North Coast, Southern Cross Business School, Southern Cross University

Lismore City Council (2011), Economic Snapshot – November 2011

NRCT (2010), Disability Transport Task Force: Survey Data Analysis February 2010

NRSDC (2012) Comparison between Regional/Rural and Metropolitan Fares in NSW, accessed online [1 Feb]:

NRSDC (2012a) The Northern Rivers Youth Census – Report of Findings, accessed online [12 Apr]:

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics (2011), Recorded Crime Dataset, Accessed online [13 Nov]:

NSW Department of Planning (2010), Population and housing projections, Accessed online [29 Nov]:

NSW Electoral Commission (2012), Local Government Elections 2012, Vote NSW online

NSW Government (2009), Regional Reports 2009 – North Coast

NSW Health (2012), NSW Health Annual Report 2011-2012

PHIDU (2012), Social Health Atlas of Australia: Statistical Local Area and Local Government Area, Accessed online
[12 Nov 2012]:

RDA–NR and NRSDC (in prep), Northern Rivers Transport Survey, unpublished report being prepared for Sustain Northern

RDA–NR and NRSDC (2013), Northern Rivers Community Wellbeing Survey, unpublished

Rowley and Ong (2012), Housing affordability, housing stress and household wellbeing in Australia, for AHURI,
Sept 12, Final Report No. 192

STEER (2013), Youth Transport Forums 2012 - Draft Report, accessed online [12 April]:

Transport for NSW (2011), Road Traffic Crashes in NSW - Statistical Statement for the year ended 31 December

World Bank (2002), Draft module on Civic Participation in National Governance, World Bank, Washington DC

World Bank (2006), Defining civil society, World Bank, Washington DC


ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACARA Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority

AEDI Australian Early Development Index

AIHW Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

CEE Centre for Epidemiology and Evidence

CIV Community Indicators Victoria

CV Clarence Valley [statistical area]

DAFF Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

DBCDE Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

DEEWR Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations

E Entire [population]

GLBT Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender [community]

I Indigenous [population]

IPART Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal

LGA Local Government Area

NAPLAN National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy

NHD Northern Health District

NBN National Broadband Network

NR Northern Rivers

NRCT Northern Rivers Community Transport

NRSDC Northern Rivers Social Development Council

PEA Priority Employment Area

PHIDU Public Health Information Development Unit

RDA-NR Regional Development Australia - Northern Rivers

RT Richmond-Tweed [statistical area]

SEIFA Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas

SNR Sustain Northern Rivers

WAP Working Age Population

Healthy, safe and inclusive communities

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Dynamic, resilient local communities

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Democratic and engaged communities

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