Regional Patterns in the ACT
The 2018 AEDC data show thatthe South Canberra, Tuggeranong and Belconnen regions had the highest percentages of children developmentally vulnerable in 2018. Of those children, more than one in four (more than 25 %) were developmentally vulnerable on one or more domain and more than one in eight (more than 12.5 %) were developmentally vulnerable on two or more domains.
The Belconnen, Tuggeranong and Gungahlin regions had the largest numbers of children developmentally vulnerable in 2018, with 74 % of all children in the ACT who were developmentally vulnerable on two or more domains located in these three regions.
The percentage of children who are developmentally vulnerable on two or more domains has increased significantly in 2018 compared to 2009 in the Belconnen, Tuggeranong, South Canberra and Woden regions and has decreased significantly in North Canberra and Weston Creek.