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CLSD Expressed Legal Need data packs

The Cooperative Legal Service Delivery (CLSD) Program, managed by Legal Aid NSW, is a regionally-based approach to legal service delivery in New South Wales. It aims to improve outcomes for economically and socially disadvantaged people by building cooperative and strategic networks of key legal services and community organisations.

Since 2009, the Foundation has regularly produced data in the form of 'data packs' for Legal Aid NSW using data from the Foundation’s Legal Assistance Services Data Digest (Data Digest), accompanied by ABS Census data. The data held in the Data Digest can be described as providing an indication of ‘expressed’ legal need, that is, legal need for which legal assistance is sought. The Foundation's CLSD data packs assist with facilitating the planning and enhanced service coordination in each of the CLSD regions.

Each CLSD data pack provides:
  • a snapshot of the region with statistics by LGA, including maps with population numbers
  • the Foundation’s Need for Legal Assistance Services (NLAS) indicators
  • a demographic profile of clients who made enquiries to legal assistance services.

Download data packs
The Foundation’s CLSD data packs have recently been updated for each of the 12 CLSD regions with the most up-to-date data from the Data Digest (2016 data) and the ABS Census (2016 Census data).
More information
For more information on the Data Digest, see The development of the Legal Assistance Service Data Digest and Data Digest Online

Got any questions about the CLSD Expressed Legal Need data packs? Please email