Community resilience scorecard
The MARKYT Community Resilience Scorecard was undertaken by CATALYSE with support from Local Government Professionals WA and funding from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to measure how communities measured the response from local governments to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The online scorecard was open to all residents aged 18+ across Western Australia, hard copies were also made available by some smaller and regional local governments.
We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated, 7,666 community members state-wide from 128 local government areas completed a scorecard.
Local residents across Western Australia have shown strength and resilience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The state-wide results show:
- Overall general health only dropped 2 index points across West Australian communities during the COVID-19 pandemic*
- 69% of community members feel hopeful and enthusiastic about the future
- Community members are happy with Local Government's response to COVID-19, scoring overall performance 68/100 with a 'good' average rating
A majority of community members:
- Believe Local Government has demonstrated clear thinking and decision making
- Feel Local Government has shown empathy and compassion
- Have confidence and trust in Local Government to make good decisions
- Agree there are good health and safety practices in place at community facilities to manage COVID-19 risks
Click here for the full results.
The results from individual councils will be released in the coming weeks.