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The past 20 years have gone by in a heartbeat, and during that time we’ve been monitoring the wellbeing of Australian adults in one of the longest-running nationally representative surveys of wellbeing in the world, the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index. And what we’ve found? That, over 20 years, Australians have proven themselves to be a stable and resilient bunch.

2000–2010 

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September 11 attacks

September 2001:

September 11 attacks

Princess Mary and Frederik

May 2004:

Mary Donaldson marries Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark


iPhone 3

June 2007:

First iPhone released

Barack Obama being sworn in

November 2008:

Barack Obama elected US President

Black Saturday bushfires

February 2009:

Black Saturday bushfires

Julia Gillard

June 2010:

Julia Gillard replaces Kevin Rudd

2011–2020 

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Prince William and Kate

April 2011:

Prince William marries Kate Middleton

Concept shot of crowd at a concert

April 2011:

World population reaches 7 billion


MH370 press conference

March 2014:

Flight MH370 disappears

NSW Police outside Lindt Cafe siege

December 2014:

Lindt Cafe siege in Sydney

Married men celebrating their wedding

December 2017:

Same-sex marriage legalised in Australia

Black Saturday bushfires

September 2019:

Black Saturday bushfires

Covid testing

March 2020:

First COVID-19 lockdown measures introduced in Australia

What is Real Wellbeing?

Tracking Australians’ wellbeing

The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index is one of the most enduring and credible studies of wellbeing in Australia.

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Wellbeing and why it matters

For 20 years, the Australian Unity Wellbeing Index, developed with Deakin University, has measured and explored our wellbeing as individuals, a community and a nation.

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20 years on: the events that shaped our lives

Looking back over two decades of events that affected our collective wellbeing, for better and for worse.

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State of wellbeing

Australians are a parochial bunch, but research shows the state you live in has little impact on your wellbeing—but your electorate could make all the difference.

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Home truths: partners, kids and our wellbeing

Whether it’s your partner or your kids, our closest relationships play a defining role in our overall wellbeing.

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The “me” in wellbeing

Wellbeing starts from within and is a deeply personal construct that helps us shape how we feel about ourselves and our environment.

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Volunteering: the heart of wellbeing

When it comes to the simple act of volunteering, the more we give, the happier we feel. 

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Does the government affect our wellbeing?

Research suggests that our satisfaction with government is highly dependent on how the ruling party of the day chooses to respond to prevailing issues.

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