Author(s): Australian Unity, in partnership with Deakin University Australian Centre on Quality of LIfe
Collection Method: Self-report survey/questionnaire
Scoring Method: Based on average levels of satisfaction with key domains of personal and national life. Satisfaction is expressed as a percentage score, with 0 percent completely dissatisfied and 100 percent completely satisfied.
Personal well-being domains:
- Standard of living
- Achieving in life
- Personal relationships
- Community Connectedness
- Future Security
National well-being domains:
- Social Conditions
- National Security
The PWI measures well-being with respect to Australia’s “normative range”, and is particularly useful at identifying groups of people whose well-being fall below the normative range and would therefore require additional support and resources.
The PWI is applicable for case workers or frontline community organizations that provide services to a broad range of beneficiaries including the disadvantaged.