Catchment area analysis for local governments

Understand service demand and coverage

Where are the gaps in service in your LGA? What is the community makeup of those within (or outside) a catchment area?

Combining spatial and demographic analysis is an essential first step in addressing service gaps within the community. As leading experts on local-area analysis, .id (informed decisions), are here to help you allocate local government resources to bring the best outcomes for your communities.

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Use cases

This method of analysis can be applied in various ways.

Catchment assessment

What is the profile of people within an existing facility's catchment area?

Service assessment

How is a service provided across an area? Where are the gaps in service? Who is affected by those gaps? Are some areas being overserviced?

New developments

Locate the best site and build an evidence-based business case for new facilities.

Catchment area / service level analysis can be utilised for a wide range of local government responsibilities.

  • Childcare and kindergartens
  • Maternal and child health
  • Playgroups
  • Playgrounds
  • Immunisations
  • Disability services
  • Meals on wheels
  • Toilet facilities
  • Sportsgrounds
  • Swimming pools
  • Leisure centres
  • Parks and gardens
  • Festivals and events
  • Roads
  • Footpaths
  • Bike paths
  • Car parking
  • Street lighting
  • Libraries
  • Community centres
  • Community transport


.id has been working with local government for more than 25 years. We pride ourselves on working collaboratively with our partner councils.

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Contact our demographic experts to discuss your project and how we might help. Use the form below or call us on 03 9417 2205