The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index monitors the subjective wellbeing of the Australian population. The first survey was conducted in April 2001 and this report concerns a special Survey 18.1, undertaken in February 2008. The survey was commissioned to detect whether a series of interest rate rises had decreased the subjective wellbeing of the population.
This survey involved just 1,000 respondents, instead of the usual 2,000. Moreover, the questionnaire comprised only the Personal Wellbeing Index, a small set of basic demographic questions, and four questions on finance. In all other respects the mythology of the survey followed ACQUOL's normal procedures.