Community Profile

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A community profile is an exercise in social analysis in which the specific characteristics of a geographically defined community of people are researched and analysed. Community information gathering and awareness of community needs and problems are major and necessary dimensions of community nursing in order that community health problems may be prioritised and resolved, or modified.

Complete the community profile on a local government area in Sydney using the community profile data package (file will be uploaded separately, you only need to use it as a guide, don’t need to fill it out.) based on 2011 Australian census data (ABS). This forms the basis for the essay.

 (Census data for Marrickville: www.censusdata.abs.gov.au/census_services/getproduct/census/2011/quickstat/SSC11475?opendocument&navpos=220

In the essay:

  1. Describe a public health problem from the list. (Please choose one of the following health problems that is most likely be onsite of people living in Marrickville, based on their characteristics.)
  • Breast cancer
  • Dementia
  • Asthma
  • Chronic heart failure
  1. Provide a brief aetiology and epidemiology of the Public Health Problem in your LGA.
  1. Briefly describe the characteristics of the LGA, (describe the impact of the Public Health problem on the population of the LGA, and analyse why this community is impacted by this public health problem considering the characteristics of the area.

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