In 2019, Council engaged Micromex Research to develop and deliver a benchmark Community Wellbeing Survey. They conducted a follow up survey in 2021.
In November 2021 Micromex surveyed 671 households on behalf of Council. Micromex have collated these surveys and developed the Community Wellbeing Report 2021(PDF, 8MB).
Some of the key findings from the 2021 survey are:
- Community wellbeing of Willoughby residents is positive with 97% rating their quality of life as good to excellent which was on par with 2019 results.
- Willoughby achieved an overall quality of life score of 5.12 against a Sydney metro benchmark score of 4.90 - based on current data from 60 LGAs that Micromex has conducted community research for since 2008.
- Residents expressed high levels of satisfaction with safety, access to parks and open spaces and their standard of living. Satisfaction with mental health is the only attribute to have significantly decreased since 2019, which may have been impacted by COVID-19 and associated lockdowns.
You can also read the 2019 Community Wellbeing Survey Report(PDF, 2MB).