The Index of Wellbeing for Older Australians is a valuable resource for communities and campaigners advocating for improved wellbeing for older people locally, or on a broader scale.  

Beyond the ability to ensure that your recommendations are well researched and backed by evidence, the small area data provides a clear way to communicate the needs of your local community and to highlight the imperative for change. 

Local decision makers want to know the case for change and the impact of your recommendations within their specific community. Politicians want to know the extent that the problem you are trying to address affects voters in their electorate. The Index of Wellbeing for older Australians allows you to show them exactly that, based on up-to-date data provided by reputable agencies and presented by the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) of the University of Canberra.

Keep and eye on our Case Studies for examples on how others are using the IWOA to improve their advocacy campaigns, and check out our Resources pages for tools to help you make changes for the benefit of older people in your community, and around the country.