Australia performs very well in many measures of well-being relative to most other countries in the Better Life Index. Australia ranks at the top in civic engagement and above the average in income and wealth, environmental quality, health status, housing, jobs and earnings, education and skills, subjective well-being, and social connections

  • around 72% of people aged 15 to 64 in Australia have a paid job,
  • 80% of adults aged 25-64 have completed upper secondary education
  • the average student scored 502 in reading literacy, maths and science in the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
  • In terms of health, life expectancy at birth in Australia is around 83 years
  • 5 Australian cities are among the Top 30 Best Cities in the World for students
  • 7 Australian Universities are among the Top 100 Universities in the World
  • Australian University Ranking System is ranked 8th in the world, ahead of Japan, UK, Germany and Netherlands
  • Australia performed better that the USA or UK in all areas.
  • Australia was among the top ten countries in all three areas.
  • The top 5% of Australian students achieved at the same level in all domains as the top 5% of students in any countr