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State Government of Victoria

Support the Regional Wellbeing Survey

The annual Regional Wellbeing Survey is the largest national survey of residents living in regional and rural communities. First conducted in 2013 by the University of Canberra, the survey captures perceptions of wellbeing among people living in regional and rural communities and examines how this is influenced by economic, social and environmental changes occurring in these communities.

Survey results (data) is produced for communities where there are more than 100 responses for indicators such as:

  • financial wellbeing (household and community);
  • health;
  • confidence in skills and education;
  • community leadership and collaboration;
  • equity and inclusion; sense of belonging;
  • access to services and infrastructure;
  • crime and safety;
  • environmental health.
Previous years' survey results are available here.

In addition to building a regional evidence base, data collected through the survey forms part of the Regional Development Victoria's monitoring and evaluation framework.

To ensure data is produced for as many areas as possible across regional Victoria, RDV would greatly appreciate circulating the the link as widely as possible.

The survey is open until 21 December 2017.

The survey can be accessed through


Regional Matters Spotlight

Last Updated: 20 November 2017