The Institute for Social Change invites applications from high-quality candidates to undertake a PhD project developing an innovative place-based index that will help communities and their decision makers understand ‘What makes a good life’. You can read about the project and how to apply here.
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 Tasmania Project has found that while many Tasmanians are concerned about the prospect of themselves or someone they know being infected by COVID-19, the vast majority of survey respondents reported confidence in knowing how to respond to such a situation. To view the full report, please follow the link.
Many Tasmanians are taking the opportunity of having more time at home during the pandemic to do more household chores, particularly women. Others are spending more time on social media or other forms of entertainment, while others report enjoying spending time walking (often with their dog) and cooking for pleasure as well as caring for […]
Parents and caregivers of primary school students will be breathing sighs of relief as Tasmania transitions back to school-based learning, according to findings from The Tasmania Project. Please follow the link to read the full report.
The Tasmania Project has found that there a wide variety of activities and services that Tasmanians miss participating in. Often these activities have a social component, suggesting that loss of connection with community and loved ones is significant, alongside the loss of the activity itself. Please follow the link to read the full report.
Across Tasmania, people are remaining in their homes as per official recommendations to slow the spread of COVID19 – that is, remaining at home unless it is essential to go out. The Tasmania Project has found that Tasmanians report high levels of compliance with these social distancing measures, and generally do not think these measures […]
Respondents to The Tasmania Project’s first survey sourced food from a variety of outlets during the COVID-19 pandemic, but relied heavily on supermarkets for grocery shopping. Please follow the link to view the full report.
Many study participants are adapting well to the pandemic contact limitations by using communications technologies. Traditional forms of communication such as phone calls and texts are essential, but newer forms – particularly video-conferencing – are prominent. This use of technologies is underpinned by high levels of reliable Internet access and digital adaptability for many people. […]
The Tasmania Project has found that Tasmanian workers are generally adapting well to the new way of living (68.6%). However, while most (51.5%) are finding the new way of life easier the longer the pandemic lasts, more than a quarter (27.6%) are finding it more difficult. Nearly two thirds (65.3%) report enjoying a slower pace […]