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Measuring community wellbeing : a Central Queensland case study

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Robert MilesRobert Miles, Lindsay GreerLindsay Greer, D Kraatz, Susan KinnearSusan Kinnear
It has been acknowledged by both Australian governments and regional development organisations that there is a need and global trend to develop, measure, analyse and disseminate evidence regarding community and regional wellbeing. Evidence based information regarding community and regional wellbeing can act as a sophisticated mechanism to inform and benefit both decision makers and communities. In the present study, a model to measure community wellbeing was developed following (a) an assessment of local government needs specific to Queensland (Australia) and (b) a global literature review. This paper presents the results of this work, including the research and analyses used to define the model and preliminary results from a pilot-scale case study. The resulting “Six-by-Six” community wellbeing model features 36 indicator headings organised into six domains (or dimensions) of wellbeing, with each domain comprising of six indicators. The model’s six domains are constructed to cover economic, environmental and social wellbeing sections in a balanced manner. The key findings from the model’s application to the case study are presented, along with an evaluation of the constraints and implication for a time series application. Finally, the future development of the model and its potential for wider applications are also discussed.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Start Page

129

End Page

146

Number of Pages

18

Start Date

01/01/2007

ISBN-13

9780909042875

Location

Manukau City, New Zealand

Publisher

AERU Research Unit

Place of Publication

Canterbury, New Zealand

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Conference; Department Local Government, Planning, Sport and Recreation; Institute for Sustainable Regional Development;

Era Eligible

Yes

Name of Conference

Australian and New Zealand Regional Science Association International. Conference