The MARKYT Community Resilience Scorecard was undertaken by CATALYSE with support from LG Professionals WA and funding from the department from the 5 June to 8 July 2020.
The online scorecard was open to all residents aged 18+ across Western Australia, hard copies were also made available by some smaller and regional local governments.
Thank you to everyone who participated, 7666 community members statewide from 128 local government areas completed a scorecard.
Local residents across Western Australia have shown strength and resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Overall general health only dropped 2 index points across West Australian communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.*
- 69% of community members feel hopeful and enthusiastic about the future.
- Community members are happy with local government's response to COVID-19, scoring overall performance 68/100 with a 'good' average rating.
A majority of community members:
- believe local government has demonstrated clear thinking and decision making
- feel local government has shown empathy and compassion
- have confidence and trust in Local Government to make good decisions
- agree there are good health and safety practices in place at community facilities to manage COVID-19 risks.
*Compared to a health survey conducted by the Department of Health in 2018.
Source: Radomiljac A, Davies C and Landrigan T. 2019. Health and Wellbeing of Adults in Western Australia 2018, Overview and Trends. Department of Health, Western Australia.