The nature of military service makes understanding the wellbeing of those who have served of vital importance. This report examines wellbeing outcomes such as employment status, income, education qualifications, housing circumstances, and social support for ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) members and their families. Using linked data, this report expands information on the Veteran-centred model as part of an ongoing body of work in partnership with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. This report is based on ex-serving ADF members who had served at least one day of service on or after 1 January 2001 and were ex-serving as of 31 December 2015 and uses the 2016 Census data as the primary source of data to inform wellbeing outcomes.
- Cat. no: PHE 303
Ex-serving ADF females were 1.4 times more likely to hold a bachelor degree or higher than Australian females
Over three quarters of ex-serving ADF members were employed in 2016 (78% males and 76% females)
Ex-serving ADF members were more likely to earn $800 or more a week than the Australian population
Ex-serving ADF members owned (including those paying mortgages) their homes at similar levels to Australian population