The only national framework to capture the essence of sustainable wellbeing.
The Index is the view of over half a million Australians on what matters and a holistic, integrated approach to measuring wellbeing.
The importance of the below domains to Australians was confirmed in a national community survey conducted by the ANU Social Research Centre for ANDI Ltd in June 2018. In the survey, the four most important domains where: Children, Health, Education, and Democracy. Economic life and prosperity rated seventh.
The ANDI conceptual framework: These indicators provide the basis for our signature product, the ANDI composite index, and the means to track Australia’s progress of wellbeing.
ANDI’s 12 Domains
Children and young people’s wellbeing – Children and young people growing happy, healthy and secure, and able to achieve their full potential.
Community and regional life – Strong communities and regions, good local facilities, well planned cities, high quality transport, sense of community, good local governments.
Culture, recreation and leisure ring people have access to a range of arts, cultural, sporting, and leisure activities, preserving and enhancing cultural and natural heritage, celebrating diversity and different cultures.
Governance and democracy – A fair and democratic government, giving people and equal voice, governments that are honest, trusted and effective, and that plan for the future and consult the community
Economic life and prosperity – A prosperous, balanced, productive and diverse economy that provides useful products and services, creates valued and fairly paid jobs and skills, and it is sustainable.
Education, knowledge and creativity – High quality education that is affordable, accessible and inclusive for all ages, teaches basic skills, life skills and community values, promotes innovation, creativity, and lifelong learning.
Environment and sustainability – Tackling climate change, protecting and enhancing our lands, forests, green and public spaces, seas and rivers, reducing pollution and waste, developing renewable energy.
Justice, fairness and human rights – Equal legal treatment and full human rights, ending poverty, fair distribution of health, support for the disadvantaged, equal opportunity, reducing violence and crime.
Health – Promoting physical and mental health at all ages, access to high quality, affordable healthcare, local health services, healthy eating, dental health, and reducing obesity, alcohol, and drug consumption.
Indigenous wellbeing – Supporting Australia’s indigenous people to enhance their health, wellbeing, educational and economic opportunities, strengthen their autonomy, and promote their culture and history.
Subjective wellbeing and life satisfaction – People are happy and satisfied with their lives, heave good friends, relationships, a sense of purpose, good values, and trust others.
Work and work-life balance – Availability to work, support and retraining, decent, secure jobs with fair pay and good working conditions, supportive unions, work-life balance.