The State of Australia

From time to time, ACFP will provide summary reporting on statistics about the health and wellbeing of Australia as a nation and a country.


The intention is to co-locate key statistics so that Australians can get a fuller picture of how well Australia is doing in terms of:


  • social cohesion and equity

  • environmental amenity and sustainability

  • economic growth, development andsustainability

  • open governance and democracy 

These statistics do not exist elsewhere in an easily accessible single space.

Over the decade to 2030, ACFP hopes to build balanced pictures of whether Australians as a nation are moving towards or away from their preferred future.

Is Australia moving towards or away from the draft Vision of

Australia Together?

On balance, we're moving away

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Statistics and comments provided here on the State of Australia form the starting points for the key Targets and Strategies in

Australia Together.

For the latest summaries of the

State of Australia

browse the videocasts on this page.

The Issues for Australia in 2020 to Solve by 2050 - or sooner


By 2050 identifies at least twenty issues for Australia in 2020 that must be solved by 2050 and preferably before 2035 if future generations are to be assured of a safer and more secure future. They are listed here, not in any particular order, although the first one is critical to the success of all the rest:

  1. Growing inequality

  2. Growing poverty, homelessness and hunger

  3. Loss of the fair go for all

  4. Growth in racial and religious conflict

  5. Indigenous exclusion

  6. An outmoded and failing Constitution

  7. Loss of rights, open governance and transparency

  8. Declining participation in democracy

  9. Unethical governance

  10. Fractious international relations 

  11. Corporate irresponsibility

  12. Economic decline

  13. Lost public ownership

  14. Inertia in transition to decarbonisation

  15. Environmental decline

  16. Climate policy failure

  17. Declining health and safety at home

  18. Declining educational attainment

  19. Declining quality of life and loss of social cohesion

  20. Declining wellbeing and happiness

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And check out ACFP's video submission to the Senate Inquiry into media diversity in Australia

For information on how ACFP is transferring data in the

The State of Australia in 2020

into Australia's first national comprehensive wellbeing index, view Australia Together here.