Our Research

Life in Australia

Australia's most methodologically rigorous online panel. It exclusively uses random probability-based sampling methods and covers both online and offline population.

Results from Life in Australia surveys are generalisable to the Australian population and the sampling approach ensures that sampling errors and confidence intervals can be calculated. By comparison, non-probability ‘opt in’ online panels do not have these statistical properties.

Our panel members are randomly recruited via their landline or mobile phone and provide their contact details so that they can take part in surveys on a regular basis.

Life in Australia hosts standalone and omnibus surveys.

Research services

We have in-house expertise in a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, supported by a highly skilled team of researchers, statisticians, programmers and technical specialists

We have in-house expertise in a wide range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, supported by a highly skilled team of researchers, statisticians, programmers and technical specialists.

Research themes

We have extensive experience in undertaking social research and evaluation for government to inform policy, strategy and practice. We are a full-service research company and an acknowledged leader in high quality project execution, innovative and cutting-edge research methodology, and analysis and strategic thinking.

Our input into policy development covers a diverse range of themes and portfolios.

Australian society

Our portfolio of research explores and measure community knowledge, attitudes and behaviours across a wide range of topic including violence against women, race-based discrimination, social cohesion, immigration, gambling, financial literacy, pro-social bystander behaviour, parenting and families, road safety, political participation and the environment.

Education and training

Research across the complete continuum of the education system from early childhood education to secondary schooling and tertiary/vocational education.

Health and wellbeing

Encompassing areas such as population health surveillance, health outcomes following injury and illness, child health and wellbeing, mental health, the social determinants of health, community knowledge of and attitudes towards cancer, vaccination attitudes and behaviours, tobacco control, alcohol use, drug use, diet and nutrition, and obesity

Employment transitions and the labour market

We have conducted numerous studies exploring people’s transitions in and out of the labour market, including parents returning to the labour market, early school leavers preparing for employment, older workers, people with health problems and graduates entering work. Our research also covers the effectiveness of labour market activation programs, and the role and delivery of welfare and employment services (including jobactive, and its predecessors Job Services Australia and Job Network).

Research methods

We regularly undertake independent research to develop and refine innovations in social research methods. Our experts regularly present at highly regarded industry conferences in Australia and overseas, such as the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) conference and the Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Inc. Social Science Methodology Conference.

Business and employers

We have substantial experience in conducting research and evaluation involving business, workplace and employer populations. Key themes have included skill shortages, knowledge gaps, leadership capability, employee/employer satisfaction, and awareness and access of government programs.

Marginalised and vulnerable communities

We have expertise in engaging with individuals and groups in a range of complex, difficult and challenging circumstances including people from marginalised communities or disadvantaged groups and other ‘hard-to-reach’ or ‘hard-to-engage’ respondents by virtue of personal characteristics or attributes, geography or beliefs.

Service experience and outcomes

We have measured service delivery, social, health and vocational outcomes for clients in the third party insurance and compensable injuries sectors and other service providers.