Department of Health

Key messages

  • The Victorian Population Health Survey (VPHS) provides an annual assessment of the health and wellbeing of adults in Victoria and the determinants of that health and wellbeing, including the social determinants of health.
  • The survey’s findings are used to inform evidence-based policy development and strategic planning across the Victorian government.

The Victorian Population Health Survey has been conducted each year since 2001 and is based on a random sample of adults aged 18 years and over.

The Survey is administered using computer-assisted telephone interviews. The VPHS 2018 was conducted at the state-wide level with a sample size of approximately 7,100.

The findings from the Victorian Population Health Survey 2018 are presented for each of the 17 Department of Health and Human Services areas and Divisions, as well as for the state of Victoria.


The indicators presented as dashboards are:

  • Smoking prevalence
  • Fruit and vegetable consumption
  • Obesity
  • Physical activity
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Self-reported health status
  • Preventative health checks
  • Selected chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes
  • Eye health
  • Social capital
  • Palliative care

Report and Dashboards

See the Victorian Population Health Survey 2018 – Summary of resultsExternal Link .

Reviewed 01 May 2022


Contact details

Victorian Agency for Health Information

Population Health Insight Unit

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