Health Planning resources

We have created a range of resources to assist with health planning in our region, integrating, analysing and summarising information and data from many sources. Our current resources are available below for download (click to download). 

Profiles of the HNECC region

  HNECC Region Profile 2018

  HNECC Health Planning Compass 2018

  HNECC Aboriginal Health Profile 2018

  HNECC Older Persons Health Profile 2018

Population Health Needs Assessment and Reports

  HNECC Needs Assessment Summary

  HNECC Core Needs Assessment 2019-2022

  HNECC Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Needs Assessment Report

  HNECC Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Needs and Action Summary April 2017

  HNECC Drug and Alcohol Needs Assessment 2017 Update

  HNECC Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment 2017 - Executive Summary

  HNECC Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment 2017 - Full Report

  HNECC Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Needs Assessment 2017 Update

  HNECC National Psychosocial Support Measure Needs Assessment - Executive Summary

  HNECC Health Needs Assessment (current) 

  Port Stephens Youth Mental Health Report

Local government area population health snapshots

  Central Coast region   Hunter region   New England region 
  Central Coast NSW   Cessnock   Armidale Regional
     Dungog   Glen Innes Severn 
    Lake Macquarie      Gunnedah 
    Maitland      Gwydir 
    Mid Coast       Inverell 
    Muswellbrook     Liverpool Plains 
    Newcastle   Moree Plains 
    Port Stephens   Narrabri
    Singleton   Tamworth Regional
    Upper Hunter Shire   Tenterfield

Data presented in these population health snapshots has been compiled from The Public Health Information Development Unit (PHIDU), Social Health Atlases of Australia and other data sources.

Other data resources

  HNECC PHN Local Government Boundaries (map)

  Postcode to Local Government Area mapping

Suggested citations for resources

  Suggested citations for HNECC Population Health resources


These resources were produced to assist HNECC PHN in health planning and commissioning activities. Please note that Local Government Area (LGA) data reflects LGA boundaries at the time of publication, and will be updated when revised data is made available. Other data contained in these resources may also be revised from time to time.

More information

Links to other information from a number of our key data sources can be found on the Other information about health in our region page.

For any other information or enquiries please contact the Health Planning and Performance Team by email:  

More information

For more information about the people in our region and their health, see the HNECC PHN Health Planning Compass