Dimension: Trust in institutions
- Proportion of people who report having trust in healthcare system
- Proportion of people who have trust in police
Why does this matter
People have more satisfying lives when they live in an environment characterised by trust in each other and their institutions. The belief that the healthcare system and the police will provide the intended services are key to wellbeing.
Has there been progress
In 2020, nearly four in five (79.3 per cent) Australians agreed that the police can be trusted, while more than three quarters (76.4 per cent) trusted the healthcare system.1
There is some regional variation in levels of trust. For example, trust in the healthcare system was higher in major cities (77.6 per cent) than outer regional and remote areas (69.6 per cent).