The Sunshine Coast Health and Wellbeing Index was 7.4/10, higher than the Australian average (6.4)

Health & Wellbeing in Sunshine Coast

The section reports on your residents’ overall health, and how they feel about their current and future physical health, mental health and social wellbeing. It gives you the capability to explore how your residents’ views regarding their health compare beyond, across and within your LGA.

Sunshine Coast Health and Wellbeing Index
Australia
6.4
Sunshine Coast 2021
7.3
South East QLD
6.2
Queensland
6.2
Regional Centres
6.4
Collected April 2022

The Health and Wellbeing Index is creared by averaging residents self-reported ratings of their current physical health, mental health and social wellbeing. The maximum possible score on the Index is 10.
Sunshine Coast residents Health and Wellbeing Index returned a value of 7.4 out of 10. This finding was higher than Australia (6.4), Sunshine Coast 2021 (7.3), South East QLD (6.2), Queensland (6.2), and Regional Centres (6.4).

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Physical health

Residents rated their current physical health an average of 7.4 out of 10. When asked about the future, 32% forecast that their physical health will get better in 12 months and 10% believe it will get worse.
How would you rate your physical health?
Do you think your physical health will get better, worse or stay the same over the next year?
Sunshine Coast
7.4
Very poor
Excellent
March 2021
7.3
Very poor
Excellent
Sunshine Coast
10%
58%
32%
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March 2021
8%
56%
36%
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Mental health

Residents rated their current mental health an average of 7.5 out of 10. When asked about the future, 26% forecast that their mental health will get better in 12 months and 9% believe it will get worse.
How would you rate your mental health?
Do you think your mental health will get better, worse or stay the same over the next year?
Sunshine Coast
7.5
Very poor
Excellent
March 2021
7.4
Very poor
Excellent
Sunshine Coast
9%
65%
26%
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March 2021
9%
63%
27%
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Social wellbeing

Residents rated their current social wellbeing an average of 7.2 out of 10. When asked about the future, 23% forecast that their social wellbeing will get better in 12 months and 8% believe it will get worse.
How would you rate your social wellbeing?
Do you think your social wellbeing will get better, worse or stay the same over the next year?
Sunshine Coast
7.2
Very poor
Excellent
March 2021
7.3
Very poor
Excellent
Sunshine Coast
8%
69%
23%
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March 2021
8%
69%
23%
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