Cities in the study

The material provided on this website is derived from a study on heat-related vulnerability in Australia: Loughnan, ME, Tapper, NJ, Phan, T, Lynch, K, McInnes, JA 2013, A spatial vulnerability analysis of urban populations during extreme heat events in Australian capital cities, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast pp.128. Heat-related vulnerability and emergency health outcomes are mapped at a postal area level for each capital city. To find out more about the project, go to the project overview.

How to use the website
Information for each city can be accessed either by selecting a city on the map on your left and opening the link provided or by moving on the "Select the City" tab above. The vulnerability for each capital city is displayed using Google maps and includes the heat related vulnerability index, and emergency health outcomes. Areas coloured green on the maps indicates the lowest number of emergency health outcomes and lowest level of vulnerability (decile 1), while red indicates highest numbers of emergency health outcomes and highest level of vulnerability (decile 10).