Key messages

  • The Victorian Population Health Survey (VPHS) provides an annual assessment of the health status and wellbeing of adults living in Victoria and provides data for key population health indicators.
  • Maintaining data quality brought about by the uptake of mobile phone usage has led to improvements to the sampling frame since VPHS 2015.
  • The Survey's findings are used to inform evidence-based policy development and strategic planning across the Department of Health and wider community.

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

The findings from the Victorian Population Health Survey 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 at the Better Safer Care website.