2018 Community Livability Survey

Survey Scope

The National Citizen Survey™ (NCS) conducted a survey in 2018 that received responses from 612 Victoria households about the livability of Victoria. The phrase "livable community" is used here to evoke a place that is not simply habitable, but that is desirable. It is not only where people do live, but where they want to live. This follows up on a similar survey done in 2015.

Great communities are partnerships of the government, private sector, community-based organizations and residents, all geographically connected. The NCS captures residents’ opinions within the three pillars of a community (Community Characteristics, Governance and Participation) across eight central facets of community (Safety, Mobility, Natural Environment, Built Environment, Economy, Recreation and Wellness, Education and Enrichment and Community Engagement).