Statistics and Indicators

Resilience - adults


    Resilience, 18 years and over, ACT General Health Survey, 2019


    A resilience scale score is calculated by summing the responses for the two statements "I am able to adapt when changes occur" and "I tend to recover well after illness, injury, or other hardships". The scale for both questions is zero to four, where zero is not true at all and four is true nearly all the time. The resilience scale score is 0-8. 

    In 2019, the average resilience scale score for respondents to the ACT General Health Survey was 6.5.

    Note: The indicator shows self-reported data collected through Computer Assisted Telephone Interviewing (CATI). Estimates were weighted to adjust for differences in the probability of selection among respondents and were benchmarked to the estimated residential population using the latest available Australian Bureau of Statistics population estimates.

    Respondents to the 2019 ACT General Health Survey were aged 18 years and over. Persons includes male, female, other sex and refused sex respondents and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    If a respondent had one missing value, they were excluded from analysis.

    Statistically significant differences are difficult to detect for smaller jurisdictions such as the Australian Capital Territory. Sometimes, even large apparent differences may not be statistically significant. This is particularly the case in breakdowns of small populations because the small sample size means that there is not enough power to identify even large differences as statistically significant.

    To access the data please click on the "View source data" link at the bottom of the visualisation. This link will open up a data table that you can download.