There is a lot of data out there on your place, a great place to start is the Council’s open data site that provides council data by category. This can be found here:
Place profiles have been made for the priority communities, and others will be added as the team work through these. Place Profiles have been prepared to help people understand how Planning relates to the places where people live, work and spend their time. Based on the development planning themes of sustainability, liveability and productivity, they tell a story about the environmental, social and economic characteristics of each community council area. An up-to-date list of the place profiles prepared can be found here.