This FACSIAR Evidence to Action Note identifies evidence-based indicators that could be used to measure wellbeing across the seven domains of the NSW Human Services Outcomes Framework.
- Governments increasingly want to know if the programs and services they deliver improve how people feel and function in their lives – their wellbeing.
- An Evidence Check was conducted to identify and assess evidence-based indicators that could measure wellbeing across the seven domains of the NSW Human Services Outcomes Framework.
- The authors identified and rated 96 indicators of wellbeing that have been used consistently in the wellbeing literature.
- Sixteen of the indicators, including educational attainment, homelessness, and mental health, were assessed as having high useability in the NSW context.
- The key findings from this Evidence Check could be used to help choose indicators to measure a person’s wellbeing.
- The Evidence Check revealed a gap in indicator availability in the empowerment domain. Future research is needed to identify other indicators that could be included in this domain.