Tasmanian Population Health Survey

The Social Research Centre has been contracted to conduct the 2019 Tasmanian Population Health Survey. You may have received a text message from 0481 071 118 or a phone call from 03 8383 4904 regarding this study

Over 6,000 interviews will be undertaken across Tasmanian households in the coming months.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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The Tasmanian Population Health Survey is being conducted for the Tasmanian Department of Health.

The Tasmanian Population Health Survey is an ongoing source of information on the health of Tasmanian aged 18 years and over. Valuable information is collected about the health, lifestyles and well-being of Tasmanians.

The information collected in this study will be used by the Department and other government health planners to improve the delivery and quality of health services across Tasmanian communities.

It is vital that our sample represents all sectors of the Tasmanian population to gather an accurate picture of the attitudes, behaviours and health needs of your community. Feedback on these issues helps the Department put measures in place to plan for health system improvements. Your assistance will help the Department plan better health services in your community.

In order to ensure that the sample represents all sectors of the Tasmanian population, telephone numbers have been generated at random and therefore include both listed and unlisted numbers. The process used to randomly generate numbers was to select all eligible 6-digit prefixes in Tasmania and then randomly append the remaining digits to generate a phone number.

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. We will be conducting the survey until November 2019 so arrangements can be made for you to participate at any time that is convenient for you.

The survey is entirely voluntary, but your participation is important if the Department is to get accurate feedback on the health status of Tasmanians.

In order to ensure a representative sample as possible, we need to randomly select a person aged 18 years or over in each household.

This survey is carried out in compliance with the Privacy Act and the Australian Privacy Principles, and the information you have provided will only be used for planning purposes. No identifying personal details are recorded. Please see the SRC’s Privacy Policy and the Department’s Privacy policy for more information.

If you have any questions about your participation in the survey or would like to make a time for an interviewer to call you, please call The Social Research Centre on 1800 023 040