There are many countries and jurisdictions around the world that are measuring wellbeing, from Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness Index to the Canadian Index of Wellbeing to the Strengthening Aboriginal Community Wellbeing Framework, developed by the NSW Government and NSW Aboriginal communities.

The ACT Government’s early planning work indicates that the OECD How’s Life index, New Zealand’s Living Standards Framework and the Victorian Government’s Public Health and Wellbeing Outcomes Framework are all useful examples of an approach to measuring wellbeing for us to consider for our context in the ACT.

While how wellbeing is measured around the world can differ, to be useful, a set of indicators need to be broad enough to encompass the various different facets of wellbeing, but specific enough that we can track progress and make policy or investment decisions using the insights gained.