Reports and publications (published elsewhere)

Community wellbeing from the ground up: a Yawuru example

Posted on: 3 October, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 4, October 2016 – December 2016
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Remote Social issues Western Australia

Yap M, Yu E (2016)
Community wellbeing from the ground up: a Yawuru example
Perth: Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre

This report outlines the development of Yawuru wellbeing indicators from the ground up. It takes a positive approach to the measurement of Yawuru wellbeing that reflects the strengths and capabilities of Yawuru people (Broome, Western Australia), informed by Yawuru culture and contextualised by the historical challenges faced by the Yawuru community.

The information in this report is intended to provide a baseline for Yawuru as a collective to plan and design programs around what might bring about improvements in wellbeing. It also provides a valuable tool for monitoring wellbeing over time, based on measures identified by Yawuru themselves according to their definitions of what might be considered success markers of living well.

The report provides a summary of the key findings from the research.

Abstract adapted from authors

scroll to the top