Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19
Life during COVID-19 will explore how Australians are coping with the Coronavirus pandemic
Life during COVID-19 is AIFS’ first Families in Australia Survey. The survey ran from 1 May to 9 June 2020, with 7,306 participants.
The survey’s aim was to paint a picture of how everyday Australians coped with and adjusted to the Coronavirus pandemic, one of the greatest health, social and economic challenges in world history.
We asked Australian families to tell us how their lives had changed since the COVID-19 pandemic. What challenges they faced? What support would help? How they adapted to the new ways of living.
Six reports from the survey were published, from June to September 2020 (see Publications, below).
The insights drawn from the Families in Australia Survey were shared with the general public and with non-government and government agencies, to help them develop the supports that families need.
Privacy and ethics
AIFS adheres to strict privacy and ethics practices. This research has been approved by the AIFS Human Research Ethics Committee.
You can contact our privacy team if you have any questions regarding how we manage, use and store personal information.
Telephone: (03) 9214 7888
If you would like more information about the survey you can read the Participant Information Sheet.
Hand, K., Carroll, M., Budinski, M. & Baxter, J. (2020). Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19 Report no. 2: Staying connected when we're apart. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Baxter, J., Budinski, M., Carroll, M., & Hand, K. (2020). Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19 Report no. 4: Dads spend more quality time with kids. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.
Baxter, J., Budinski, M., Carroll, M., & Hand, K. (2020). Families in Australia Survey: Life during COVID-19 Report no. 5: What we did during lockdown. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.