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Premier's Economic and Social Recovery Advisory Council

Well-Being Survey – Full Report

To understand the impacts of the pandemic on Tasmanians, we commissioned the Institute for Social Change at the University of Tasmania to undertake a survey dealing with people’s experience during COVID-19. This built on other work of the Institute into the impacts of COVID-19 in Tasmania.

We wanted to understand what is important to Tasmanians from a well-being perspective. We wanted the opportunity for people to tell us about how COVID-19 has impacted on their well-being and to gain insight into their future priorities.

The survey used the OECD’s Better Life Index as a ‘well-being’ framework and adapted the descriptors of the indicators for a Tasmanian context.

The survey was open to all Tasmanians aged over 18 years, and various approaches were used to encourage participation (explained in the Survey Report on our website).

More than 3000 Tasmanians participated in the survey, with the final sample of fully completed responses being 2354.

The Well-Being survey closed in late November 2020.

We would like to thank all those who took the time to contribute to this process. The results from the Well Being survey have helped us understand what matters to Tasmanians and also to help us prioritise and focus our advice to Government, business and the community in our Final Report.

View the results of the Well-Being Survey.