The following population health surveys provide ongoing information on health behaviours, health status and other factors that influence the health of the people of NSW.
Adult Population Health Survey *Interviews currently being conducted
The NSW Adult Health Survey, is collected through a telephone survey of about 15,000 people from all over NSW. This survey is conducted between February and December each year.
School Students Health Behaviours Survey
The NSW School Students Health Behaviours Survey is conducted in NSW schools every 3 years to provide information about the health behaviours and attitudes of secondary school students.
Child Population Health Survey *Interviews currently being conducted
The NSW Child Health Survey, is collected through a telephone survey of about 15,000 people from all over NSW. This survey is conducted between February and December each year.
Other surveys and studies using survey data
In addition to the Population Health Surveys above other surveys and studies are conducted as required.
The Ministry encourages people who are contacted to participate in the surveys. Before analysis and reporting, all data are de-identified. No information is published or released in a form that could identify an individual. The results are of great value to the community in planning how to improve the health of people in NSW and local health services.
From 2015, the NSW Population Health Survey was administered under contract by McNair Ingenuity Research Pty Ltd, a market and social research firm. If you have any concerns or comments about the research, McNair Ingenuity can be reached via:
Phone: 1800 669 133
McNair Ingenuity will be conducting interviews during the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 10am to 8:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday: 10am to 5pm (as required)
In addition, a representative of the NSW Ministry of Health can also be reached on 1800 620 277, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.