About Us

The Australian Community Capacity Study (ACCS) is a longitudinal study of community processes, crime and disorder.

The primary goal of ACCS is to better understand how changes in a community's social disadvantage, ethnic diversity and residential mobility impact upon the development of social networks and informal social control over time.

ACCS commenced in 2005 and is funded by the Australian Research Council. It comprises in-depth case studies and multiple survey waves involving approximately 10,000 residents living in 298 communities in Brisbane and Melbourne.