South Australia's Strategic Plan is comprised of 100 targets. These targets are specific and measurable and enable us to measure our progress towards achieving the Plan's visions and goals.

Each target is reported on through this section of the website. Data has been updated as at December 2017.


13. Work-life balance:

Improve the quality of life of all South Australians through maintenance of a healthy work-life balance

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Key Measure

Note: A lower score on the AWALI scale indicates better work-life balance.

Explanatory Comments

The measurement tool for Target 13 was the Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI), a national survey that comparatively scored perceptions of the work-life interface. The survey is no longer conducted and data beyond 2014 is no longer available. 

The Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI) assesses perceptions of work-life interference. The minimum score on the index is 0 (indicating the lowest work-life interference) and the maximum score is 100 (indicating the highest work-life interference).

In 2014, the South Australian AWALI score for all employed people was 44.0, which is broadly in line with the 2007 score of 42.3 (baseline year).  The 2014 score is, however, a deterioration from the 2008 score of 39.3. The average national score, in 2014, was 42.1.

Lead Agency

Attorney-General's Department, Safework SA

Disaggregated data