A New Way to Understand Tasmanian Communities
TasCOSS has developed a ‘Capitals Framework’ for Sorell and the Derwent Valley to help all partners in the Community Innovation and Investment Project (CIIP) better understand the people and places we’ll be working with before we hit the ground with community consultation.
Data gathered for the Framework helps us understand employment in the area better as well as the less obvious influences on employment like access to childcare and other services.
The Framework looks beyond economic information about an area instead focussing on regional capital in the areas of:
- Built capital (transport and services)
- Financial Capital (income, population, employment)
- Human Capital (early learning, education and training)
- Social Capital (volunteering and council voting), and
- Economic Capital.
This mapping provides a clearer understanding of individual communities by using various demographics and a holistic approach.
TasCOSS built the Capitals Framework specifically to capture an overview of the communities we’ll be working with during the CIIP.