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  • Satisfaction with Victorian Water Quality Increases Over Last Ten Years (Media Release)

MEDIA RELEASE

May 12, 2005
Embargoed: 11:30 AM (AEST)
59/2005
Satisfaction with Victorian Water Quality Increases Over Last Ten Years

The majority of Victorians were happy with the quality of their water supply in March 2004, according to a report released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

The report shows that of Regional Victorians with mains/town water 63% were satisfied with its quality, an increase of 12% since 1994, while people in the Melbourne Statistical Division showed a satisfaction level of 82%, an increase of 6%.

Only the Outer Western Melbourne statistical region (which includes the Local Government Areas of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay, Melton and Wyndham) and the Goulburn/Ovens-Murray statistical region in regional Victoria showed a drop in satisfaction by 4% and 1% respectively.

Other highlights in State and Regional Indicators, Victoria include:
  • Government-owned housing rates were highest in the Local Government Area (LGA) of Yarra with 70 per 1,000 people, followed by Port Phillip with rate of 38.
  • There was a 12% fall in the value of total engineering work done in Victoria during September quarter 2004.
  • The number of part-time workers in Melbourne increased by 9% over the year ending February 2005, compared to a 7% increase for Victoria.
  • The number of dwelling units approved per 1,000 population over 2004 was the highest in the LGA of Melbourne (38) followed by Melton (30).

Further information is in State and Regional Indicators, Victoria (cat. no. 1367.2).

Media Note: State and Regional Indicators, Victoria (cat. no. 1367.2) also provides information on: population, labour force, construction, tourism, environment, prices, finance and other topics.

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