With up to 13,000 people surveyed each year, the Regional Wellbeing Survey is one of the largest annual surveys examining wellbeing and quality of life in Australia's rural and regional areas.
Wellbeing and Resilience
The Wellbeing and Resilience Unit (WellRes Unit) focuses on improving understanding of the wellbeing and resilience of regions and communities across Australia.
We collect data through our own surveys, interviews and workshops, and also analyse a range of existing data sets. Through this we help a wide range of organisations build understanding of how wellbeing, resilience and liveability are changing for different people and communities across Australia, and of the types of actions that can help.
Our research focuses on:
- Tracking the wellbeing, resilience and liveability of individuals, communities and different groups of people across Australia over time, and understanding what influences that wellbeing.
- Identifying what makes a community or an individual resilient to change, particularly in relation to natural disasters (such as drought, bushfires, floods, storms or earthquake) and other significant stressors (such as impacts from COVID-19)
- In-depth examination of specific activities that can support wellbeing, resilience and liveability, ranging from adoption of natural resource management practices and regenerative farming to work health and safety practices, disaster preparation, and public and private support programs designed to help specific groups of people such as carers or those impacted by disaster
Our surveys include the annual Regional Wellbeing survey, Carer Wellbeing Survey and Living well in the ACT survey. We also conduct a wide range of other data collection as part of our suite of research activities.
Groups and projects
Living well in the ACT region survey
The Living well in the ACT region survey examines wellbeing and quality of life in the Australian Capital Territory and surrounding areas of New South Wales. Our mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people living in the ACT region.
University of Canberra Health Research Institute
11 Kirianri Street
Bruce ACT 2601
+61 (02) 6206 8312