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. An analysis of the data is now underway and results will be released end of July this year.
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 will be conducted by Thinkfield Intelligent Field Research, which is accredited to international standards for social research (ISO 20252). Thinkfield uses 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 will be asked to answer a series of questions and to select an answer that best describes their current life. The survey also includes 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 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.
In the 2019 Community Wellbeing Survey, 96% of Melville residents who responded reported a positive quality of life (wellbeing) and 98% felt optimistic about their future in five years.
Overall, the survey results tell us that life is good and getting better for our residents in the City of Melville.
Our community’s perception of their wellbeing has increased to 96% in the 2019 survey, returning to the previous levels of wellbeing seen in 2011 and 2009.
In 2017, 95% of residents were optimistic about their future in five years, compared to the 2019 survey, where 98% of our residents are indicating their optimism for the future.
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