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 (VPHS) 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.

In 2019 the survey was conducted at a state-wide level with a sample size of approximately 7,200.

The findings from 2019 are presented for each of the 17 Department of Health 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
  • social capital.

Report and Dashboards

Victorian Population Health Survey 2019 report and dashboards can be found on the Victorian Agency for Health InformationExternal Link website.

Reviewed 10 October 2022


Contact details

Victorian Agency for Health Information

Population Health Insight Unit

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