In 2014, the population of the northern metropolitan region (NMR) was approximately 962,935 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2015). More than 14 per cent of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population reside in the NMR.

The region covers more than 1,600 square kilometres, from inner city parts of Richmond to remote parts of the Kinglake Ranges, and contains suburbs diverse in ethnicity, socio-economic status and infrastructure.

There are seven Local Government Areas (LGAs) in the region: Banyule, Darebin, Hume, Moreland, Nillumbik, Whittlesea and Yarra.WHIN_NMR_Map

Family Violence Statistics

The Family Violence Database includes family violence statistics from Victoria Police, Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court, DJR, DHHS and Victoria Legal Aid.

Women’s Health In the North have developed the following factsheets regarding family violence rates in the northern metropolitan region (NMR).

For an overview of rates in the NMR see the Violence Against Women Factsheet.

For more information about rates of violence in each local government area, see the following factsheets: