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More information is available at project final report, pp 59 to 61.

Heat related Vulnerability Index


The spatial distribution of heat related vulnerability in the Melbourne greater metropolitan area suggests that areas of higher risk are concentrated in the western and south-eastern regions. These are areas with a higher concentration of aged persons and households where English is not the primary language. 

Emergency ambulance calllouts

This map shows the spatial distribution of emergency ambulance callouts between 1/1/2002 and 31/12/2010 on extreme heat days defined using a daily mean temperature threshold of 34°C.  The highest numbers of emergency ambulance calls (marked as red on the maps) were in the western and south-eastern regions.