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Moira Shire residents are enjoying the odd drink, but are happy with their neighbours, a recent VicHealth survey has found.

Alcohol consumption was defined into three categories: risk of short-term harm from alcohol consumption (five drinks or more on a single occasion), very high risk of short-term harm from alcohol consumption (11 or more drinks on a single occasion) and respondents’ attitude towards getting drunk to the point of losing balance.

Almost three out of 10 (27.9 per sent) Moira residents were identified as being at risk of short-term harm from alcohol in a given month, similar to the Victorian estimate (29.4 per cent).

Compared to all Victorians, a similar proportion of Moira residents was identified as being at very high risk of short-term harm each month (9.6 per cent).

One in five (20.1 per cent) residents living in Moira agreed that getting drunk every now and then was okay. This is similar to the proportion of Victorians who agreed (27.9 per cent).

Overall, Moira Shire residents are happy, particularly in their neighbourhood.

When it comes to feeling as though their neighbours are willing to help one another, 87.9 per cent felt this was the case.

That number was significantly higher than the Victorian number of 74.1 per cent.

Meanwhile, three-quarters of Moira residents felt they lived in a close-knit community. This was again well above the Victorian number.

Regarding physical activity, a quarter (25.3 per cent) of the Moira population said they did not take part in any physical activity during the week, compared to the overall Victorian number of 18.9 percent.

The most popular non-organised form of physical activities were walking (48.4 per cent), cycling (9.4 per cent) and jogging/running (9.2 per cent).

The data comes from the VicHealth Indicators Survey 2015, which focused on the health and wellbeing of Victorians. It complements other population health survey work conducted in Victoria, such as the Victorian Population

Health Survey.

Data was collected through telephone interviews.

The survey was conducted in each of Victoria’s 79 LGA’s, with a total sample of 22819 participants aged 18 and over.

For more information, you can look up the full results at


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