Learn how Ballarat is harnessing the power of data to drive better outcomes for people, and to realise the vision of a thriving, equitable and sustainable community.
To understand how their community was faring, Ballarat Foundation recently undertook a data ‘pulse-check’ releasing a Vital Signs report and online data platform, in partnership with Seer Data & Analytics.
The aim is to drive better outcomes in terms of health, family violence, unemployment, housing affordability, homelessness, wages, alleged offending, community safety, and volunteering.
The data platform, containing more than 100 insights with an accompanying report, is a living, breathing snapshot of the Ballarat community, which will be used collaboratively to shift the needle on local issues.
Ballarat Foundation CEO Andrew Eales said “Our vision for the platform is for it to be a space where community organisations can add their own data, creating a deeper, richer understanding of need in our community.”
“In turn, these organisations will reap the benefits of access to an evidence base on which they can tell their stories, which will see a greater success in obtaining funds in areas where our community needs increased support.” he said.