With Valentine's Day fast approaching, the City of Victoria has developed an online map to tell you if you've been looking for love in all the wrong places.

The map shows which neighbourhoods around town have the highest numbers of single people.

"It's a creative attempt at local government trying to play Cupid," Katie Hamilton, the city's director of citizen engagement told All Points West host Robyn Burns.

"Really, it was sort of a cheeky way for us to use the really rich data the city has available … to help the community learn a bit more about their neighbourhoods and to let couples know that city hall's now available for wedding ceremonies."

Hamilton admits that city hall hears less about romantic challenges from residents than they do, say, services like water and garbage collection, but she does say that residents often come to them with questions about how their neighbourhoods are changing in terms of population make up.

Hamilton says the data comes from the last federal census, and is only a tiny portion of the data the city is provided with after each census.

So where are the hot spots for singles in Victoria?

Here are the neighbourhoods with the highest proportion of singles.

Top three neighbourhoods by percentage of men and women who are single:

  • North Park: 70%
  • Downtown: 66%
  • Harris Green: 66%

Top three neighbourhoods by percentage of men who are single:

  • North Park: 70%
  • Downtown: 70%
  • Harris Green: 66%

Top three neighbourhoods by percentage of women who are single:

  • North Park: 71%
  • Harris Green: 64%
  • South Jubilee: 64%

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