The telephone survey will inform the City’s local priorities and measure trends for key health indicators such as smoking and levels of physical activity.
The telephone survey will inform the City’s local priorities and measure trends for key health indicators such as smoking and levels of physical activity.

Geelong Preventative Health Survey underway

Sunday, 16 July 2017

We have commissioned the first-ever Geelong Preventative Health Survey, with 1500 residents to be surveyed from this week.

The telephone survey has been designed to collect information about the health, lifestyle and well-being of residents. It will help us determine the local priorities and measure trends for key health indicators such as smoking and levels of physical activity.

The comprehensive survey is the first of its kind for the Greater Geelong region. Previously we relied on state-wide data with only a small representation of local residents.

The survey will be undertaken via telephone calls to a random selection of residents aged over 18 years across Greater Geelong. It will be conducted by independent research agency Local Government Research Group on behalf of the City.

Pilot calls began from Monday 10 July 2017 with full implementation from 18 July 2017 for a period of up to six weeks.

A report of the survey’s findings are expected in September, and will be released to the public.

Personal details and individual responses will be kept confidential - we will only receive the overall findings.


Dr Fiona Reidy - Manager Healthy Communities 

This survey will provide us with crucial information on the health of the Greater Geelong region, and help us understand how to best promote and preserve the well-being of our communities.

This is the first time we’ll have access to preventative health data specific to Greater Geelong, and we’re looking forward to seeing how our community fares.