ACTGHS resilience score, adults


    Average resilience score, adults aged 18 years and over, ACT General Health Survey, 2019-2022

    To find out how to access the ACT General Health Survey data, click on the "Data" tab.

    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 0 to 4, where 0 is not true at all and 4 is true nearly all the time. The resilience scale score is 0-8. 

    In 2022, the average resilience scale score for respondents to the ACT General Health Survey was 6.3. There was no significant difference between males and females in 2022 (males: 6.4; females: 6.3). 

    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.

    The resilience scale score is collected every third year (2019 and 2022). Respondents are aged 18 years and over (i.e. no children). 

    Persons includes respondents who identified as male, female, other and those who refused to answer and may not always add to the sum of male and female.

    If a respondent did not answer one of the statements, 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 for this indicator, please click on "View source data" by hovering over the 3 dots in the top right hand corner of the chart in the "Chart" tab. This will open the Data ACT portal where you can download the data.  

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    Q. I am able to adapt when changes occur Is that?
    Q. I tend to recover well after illness, injury or other hardships. Is that?

    not true at all
    rarely true
    sometimes true
    often true
    true nearly all the time
    don't know

    Don't know and refused responses are excluded from analysis.

    A copy of the ACT General Health Survey questionnaires can be found under the Epidemiology Survey Program tab within the Data Collection page: