Opportunity to Have a Say on Important Issues
Community wellbeing depends on people having a say on important issues and a sense of choice or control over their lives. In a democratic community, people participate in decision making via the local government. People have confidence that government will make good decisions so that individuals feel that their voice is being heard in the wider community leading to greater community wellbeing.
People Who Feel They Have a Say on Important Issues: expressed as a percentage of the adult population.
The response category "Yes, definitely" has been used to derive the measure.
Do you feel there are opportunities to have a real say on issues that are important to you?
Response categories - Yes, definitely; Sometimes; No, not at all.
Hill M and Wiseman J (2004) What is community strengthening and why does it matter? Session 1 in Wiseman J (ed) Local Government, Leadership and Community Strengthening: the Cranlana Programme occasional Publication No 4. Cranlana Programme Foundation: Melbourne.