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Who’s using Regional Wellbeing Survey data?

An increasing number of organisations are drawing on data from the Regional Wellbeing Survey. Their reports are looking at quality of life, wellbeing, and changes occurring in rural and regional communities. Here are a few examples of the range of organisations drawing on our data, and how they are using it…

The Western Victoria Primary Health Network drew on our data tables for their region (amongst many sources of data) to inform their Needs Assessment. 

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The Young Farmers Ministerial Advisory Council drew on the survey to help identify recommendations — check out their recommendations.

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Survey data were drawn on as part of an assessment of the social and economic impacts of the Murray Darling Basin Plan in Victoria, commissioned by the Victorian Government.

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Noosa Shire Council was one of the communities with the highest quality of life in our 2016 Regional Wellbeing Survey results — and they’re proud of it!

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Monash University produced a report on social sustainability in dairy communities that drew in part on data from the survey.

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Agricultural industries are including measures of wellbeing in their sustainability monitoring – with some drawing on Regional Wellbeing Survey data to do so. Read about how the wellbeing of farmers is being reported on as part of agricultural industry sustainability reporting in industries including dairy, beef and cotton…

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South Gippsland Shire Council are drawing on survey data as part of reporting on health and wellbeing in their community — you can see it represented in their community health and wellbeing profile.

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Ernst and Young drew on RWS data as part of examining the socio-economic impacts of options for recovering further water in the Murray-Darling Basin.

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Our measures of access to important types of infrastructure in rural and regional areas are used by the National Farmers’ Federation to help measure outcomes against their 2030 Roadmap.

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Want Some MORE Reading Material?

Here’s a list of selected journal articles produced by researchers other than the RWS team…

 

Vidyattama, Y., & Tanton, R. (2020). Using a Spatial Farm Microsimulation Model for Australia to Estimate the Impact of an External Shock on Farmer Incomes. In Statistics for Data Science and Policy Analysis (pp. 283-304). Springer, Singapore.

Alston, M., Clarke, J., & Whittenbury, K. (2018). Limits to adaptation: Reducing irrigation water in the Murray-Darling Basin dairy communities. Journal of Rural Studies58, 93-102.

Alston, M., Clarke, J., & Whittenbury, K. (2018). Contemporary feminist analysis of Australian farm women in the context of climate changes. Social Sciences7(2), 16.

Hasselman, L., & Stoker, G. (2017). Market-based governance and water management: the limits to economic rationalism in public policy. Policy Studies38(5), 502-517.

Mann, S., Freyens, B., & Dinh, H. (2017). Crises and structural change in Australian agriculture. Review of Social Economy75(1), 76-87.

Dinh, H., Daly, A., & Freyens, B. (2017). Farm adjustment strategies to water-related challenges in the Murray-Darling Basin. Policy Studies38(5), 482-501.

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