Wellbeing survey

Wellbeing survey

Your experience living in Sydney

The City of Sydney recognises there's more to being successful than just boosting economic output. As a result, when we periodically survey our residents, we ask a range of questions including many about less tangible aspects of health and wellbeing.

This information helps us understand our diverse and ever-changing resident community more personally. We can then better represent them and shape our services, programs and spaces to meet their needs.

The 2018 Wellbeing Survey is a broad-ranging health check of social and environmental factors and perceptions that affect quality of life in the local areas. The questionnaire covers topics such as:

  • access to services, recreation and arts activities
  • community involvement and connectedness
  • levels of civic engagement
  • physical and non-physical health and safety.

Questionnaires were distributed to all City of Sydney local area households in November 2018.

The 2018 Wellbeing Survey is predated by the 2015 Wellbeing Survey and 2011 resident and household surveys which covered similar topics.

Collectively, these surveys provide data for the community (wellbeing) indicators framework helping us track progress towards Sydney 2030 and its 10 strategic directions.

The 2018 survey results are currently being analysed. Results from the 2015 Wellbeing Survey can be found in the community wellbeing indicators 2016 report.


Mari Jaervis
Senior Research Officer
02 9265 9333

Last updated: Monday, 24 December 2018