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We Are Knox

We are Knox

Knox is a thriving, progressive municipality with great diversity and beautiful contrasts. And that’s most obvious when looking at the people that make up this city.

It’s part of Council’s role to create thriving communities. We are working for a community where everyone can participate with pride and a sense of belonging.

Here are some of your neighbours. They have shared with us some of the many things that make them who they are and what they want you to know about them.

Their stories are about family, friends, self-expression, community, culture, career aspirations and supporting others to achieve their best.

Watch their stories and add your voice to the conversation on social media

Carers

There are 15,000 carers in Knox who provide unpaid care for a person with a disability. 1 in 8 Carers are employees.

Carers need support. See what support Knox can provide.

People with mental health issues

About 12.1% of the Knox population had at least one mental or behavioural condition in 2011-12 (this equates to 19,000+ residents).

If you are someone you know needs support, find out what assistance is available with the Knox Mental Health Help Card.

Residents living with a disability

25,000 people in Knox live with a disability. That’s 16.1% of us. About one third of these people have a profound or severe limitation.

Caitlin's Story

Leanne's Story

Culturally Diverse residents

In celebration of Cultural Diversity Week, local residents who were born overseas shared stories about themselves, and what it means to call Knox home.

They represent just some of the culturally and linguistically diverse communities here in Knox. In fact, 23% of Knox residents are born overseas from non-English speaking backgrounds, and 13% of those residents arrived in Australia in the last 5 years.

Mohamed's Story

Shobana's Story

Jenny's Story

Siva's Story

How can you help create a thriving local community too?

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