The Index

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.