By any of the standard economic metrics, Canberra is performing well. We consistently have among the lowest unemployment rate and the highest average salaries. Our economy has grown faster than every other state or territory for a number of years and our population is growing as more people are attracted to our liveable city. These indicators matter, but they’re not the only things that matter. We want to measure the other things that are important to you and your quality of life.
The ACT Government is in the process of developing a set of Wellbeing Indicators to monitor our progress across a broad range of areas that reflect the values of Canberrans and influence our quality of life. The indicators will help guide government decision-making and will guide our priorities and investments.
The indicators will ensure we keep a focus on inclusion, so that the quality of life and wellbeing of all Canberrans keeps growing as our city does.