The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many emerging trends like online shopping, working from home, and distance education. The Tasmania Project Food Survey asked 1,170 Tasmanians about the food that they consume. Data suggests people are wasting less food and are sourcing more locally, to reduce ‘food miles’. These findings imply greater awareness of the need […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vulnerability of our food systems and the potential consequences that a lack of access to fresh, quality, and organic food has on people’s health and wellbeing. Results from The Tasmania Project are combined with a recent survey on farmers’ markets to reflect on the increased importance Tasmanians’ attribute to […]
The Tasmania Project’s second general survey asked a series of questions devoted to creative and cultural practices, engagement and activities. We wanted to know how Tasmanian residents value and engage with the arts, culture and creativity, both in terms of joining events and being creative themselves. To view the full report please follow the link.
The Tasmania Project has found that while overall, Tasmanians’ financial wellbeing is reasonable, homeowners with a mortgage and private renters are the most impacted. To view the full report please follow the link.
Findings from The Tasmania Project show that, in general, Tasmanians are supportive of the restrictions that have been put in place in response to the pandemic and are continuing to comply with these measures. To view the full report please follow the link.
The June 2020 Tasmanian Demographic Analysis SnapShot provides an overview of estimated resident population (ERP) regional population change in Tasmania for the year ending 30 June 2019, based on analysis of data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in March 2020. Prepared by Jacqueline De Vries, Data Analyst, University of Tasmania To read […]
The beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic sparked Australian’s interest in home gardening, with people stocking up on items to produce their own food at home, including vegetable and herb seeds and seedlings. Given the many benefits of gardening, this interest in increased self-sufficiency could be seen as a positive response to the pandemic. The Tasmania […]
The Tasmania Project’s second general survey closed on 17 June. More than 1500 Tasmanian residents aged 18 or over entered the survey, with 1258 completing all questions. Their responses form the sample for this report. To view the full report please follow the link.
The Tasmania Project was established to understand how Tasmanians are experiencing and adjusting to the social, political and economic responses to COVID-19, with findings made available publicly to inform decisions and responses during the crisis and through recovery, and to support sound long-term social, economic and cultural policy development. We are keen to share our […]
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Tasmania has experienced disruptions to the food supply chain, including imports and exports, and social distancing restrictions have impacted the experience of shopping for food. The Tasmania Project’s Food Survey asked 1,170 Tasmanians about their perceptions of Tasmanian produce during the COVID-19 pandemic, including how important they think Tasmanian produce is, […]