Community Wellbeing Survey

The City of Melville commissions a Community Wellbeing Survey every two years, with our latest survey now complete for 2021. Thank you to the 400 participants in this year's survey. 

Reason for the Survey 

This Survey provides a key indicator for understanding and measuring our community’s perception of their quality of life (wellbeing).

Through work previously done with the community, our residents told us there are six outcomes that impact their sense of wellbeing and in this survey we measure those outcomes.

The outcomes are Clean and Green, Safe and Secure, Healthy Lifestyles, Growth and Prosperity, Sense of Community and, Sustainable and Connected Transport.

The Survey Process

The survey was conducted by Thinkfield Intelligent Field Research, which is accredited to international standards for social research (ISO 20252). Thinkfield used a telephone database of landline and mobile numbers to survey the City’s residents, meeting quotas that are set for gender, age and suburb to match the demographic composition of the City according to the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics Census.

Residents were asked to answer a series of questions and to select an answer that best describes their current life. The survey also included two open-ended questions, both asking what more could be done in the community (a top priority and second priority) to support community wellbeing.

The survey was conducted from 22 March to 8 April 2021. The City analysed the quantitative data in-house and also engaged Collabresinn for analysis on qualitative data as well as preparing the survey report.

The survey results and detailed data will now assist the City with future decision-making regarding roles, actions, projects and resourcing, and will contribute towards the City becoming more effective in supporting the community’s needs and overall wellbeing.

2021 Results

In the 2021 Community Wellbeing Survey, 93% of Melville residents who responded reported a positive quality of life (wellbeing) and felt optimistic about their future in five years with an average ranking of 8.1 out of 10.

In the 2019 Community Wellbeing Survey, 96% of Melville residents who responded reported a positive quality of life (wellbeing).

Despite the challenges we faced as a community from COVID-19 being declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation in March 2020, this 93% positive quality of life is a testament to the resilience of our community.

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