Eight Domains

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Welcome to Eight Domains (Previously Australia’s Social Pulse), a measurement of the nation’s social progress. 

At the Centre for Social Impact, our mission is to improve beneficial social impact in Australia. Part of that mission means understanding - and reporting on - social outcomes. We want to know if outcomes across Australia are improving, if complex social problems are being addressed, and whether society is getting stronger. Evaluation of investments in social areas is also key to understanding if those investments are achieving their aims. 

We looked at key social indicators across eight domains. We investigated associations between outcomes and community, household, and individual characteristics. It indicates how particular population groups fare relative to the average to provide an in-depth understanding of the nation’s social progress. 

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