Explore wellbeing data


The ACT Wellbeing Framework looks at 12 aspects of wellbeing – which we call ‘domains’. The domains reflect the key factors the community told us impact on the quality of life of Canberrans. The Framework also includes personal wellbeing, which is an overall measure of our life satisfaction. Canberrans generally have higher levels of wellbeing than people living in other parts of Australia – but wellbeing also differs for different people within our community.

Through this landing page, you can find out how we are doing in 56 specific areas across the domains – which we call ‘indicators’. Our indicators show broadly how we are doing in each domain. The results over time will provide the basis for discussions between government and the community. Where data is available, you can also look within each result to see how wellbeing is changing, how we compare nationally, and in some cases, how wellbeing differs from the average for some groups in the community.

Personal wellbeing

The Personal Wellbeing Index includes seven key factors of life satisfaction, from across the domains, and summarises them into a single measure of how well life is going overall for people in the ACT.

Learn more about Canberra's personal wellbeing

Wellbeing Domains

Access and connectivity

Access and connectivity

Getting around to places we value and accessing the services we need

Economy

Economy

We share in our city's economy

Education and life-long learning

Education and life-long learning

Gaining the skills and education needed at all stages of life

Environment and climate

Environment and climate

The environment sustains all life now and into the future

Governance and institutions

Governance and institutions

Having a say, being heard, and working together for better outcomes

Health

Health

Being healthy and finding the right care

Housing and home

Housing and home

Having a place to call home

Identity and belonging

Identity and belonging

Being able to express identity, feel a sense of belonging, and participate fully in society

Living standards

Living standards

Having the financial resources to live life well

Safety

Safety

Feeling safe and being safe

Social connection

Social connection

Being connected with family, friends and community

Time

Time

Having time to live life well

Wellbeing datasets

Access the wellbeing datasets by visiting the Open Data Portal.

Access the Open Data Portal