How’s life in Australia?—international comparison

Australia performs very well against many measures of wellbeing, compared with most other countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development‘s (OECD) ‘Better Life Index’. We are number 1 (top ranked) for civic engagement, and are above average in income and wealth, environmental quality, health status, housing, jobs and earnings, education and skills, subjective wellbeing, and social connections. However we do not perform well in work-life balance and are in the worst third for working very long hours.