COVID-19 publications

Volunteers and volunteering during the COVID-era in Australia

Volunteers and volunteering during the COVID-era in Australia

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Gray, M

Year published: 2022

In 2021 the Federal Government announced the development of a National Strategy for Volunteering with the design of this strategy being led by Volunteering Australia. The ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods is undertaking research to support the development of the strategy, with this paper...

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Who wants to get boosted? COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Australia in January 2022

Who wants to get boosted? COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Australia in January 2022

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Sollis, K

Year published: 2022

In October 2021, the Australian Government commenced the rollout of COVID-19 booster vaccines, making them available to adults who had previously received two primary doses. Despite the wide availability of booster vaccines to eligible adults, take-up has remained relatively low. Using data from...

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Tracking wellbeing outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (January 2022): Riding the Omicron wave

Tracking wellbeing outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (January 2022): Riding the Omicron wave

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Gray, M

Year published: 2022

This paper provides a summary of COVID-19 and wellbeing data from the January 2022 ANUpoll, the tenth poll in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods COVID-19 Impact Monitoring Survey program. The January 2022 survey collected data from 3,472 Australians aged 18 years and over. We show a...

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Perceptions and experiences of crime during the COVID-19 period

Perceptions and experiences of crime during the COVID-19 period

Author/editor: Sollis, K & Biddle, N

Year published: 2021

With the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in dramatic shifts in the way societies and communities operate, individuals’ experiences and perceptions of crime and the police also have the potential to be affected. Using data from the ANU COVID-19 Impact Monitoring Program, this paper outlines how...

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Describing Australia's COVID-19 vaccine success, and ongoing challenges: October 2021

Describing Australia's COVID-19 vaccine success, and ongoing challenges: October 2021

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Steinhauser, R

Year published: 2021

The aim of this paper is to use longitudinal data from the ninth wave of the ANU Impact Monitoring Survey program (collected in October 2021) to answer four key research questions related to vaccination in Australia: What are the factors associated with the relatively high vaccine uptake achieved...

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Tracking wellbeing outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (October 2021): Putting the worst behind us?

Tracking wellbeing outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (October 2021): Putting the worst behind us?

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Gray, M

Year published: 2021

This paper explores the views, outcomes, and attitudes of Australians at a time when the south-east of the country was starting to emerge from lockdown, and vaccination rates were approaching thresholds allowing for a greater easing of restrictions. The analysis is based on the October 2021 wave of...

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The use of QR codes to identify COVID-19 contacts and the role of data trust and data privacy

The use of QR codes to identify COVID-19 contacts and the role of data trust and data privacy

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Gray, M & Sollis, K

Year published: 2021

The aim of this paper is to provide an update on attitudes of the general public to data privacy during the COVID-19 period, as well as the factors associated with the use of QR codes and other government apps/web-sites for contact tracing purposes. We find that there has been a small decline in...

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The impact of COVID-19 on child mental health and service barriers: The perspective of parents – August 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on child mental health and service barriers: The perspective of parents – August 2021

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Edwards, B, Gray, M & Sollis, K

Year published: 2021

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of the Australian population. This paper provides detailed data on the mental health of those aged 18 years and under, as reported by an adult in their household. For children aged 2 to 4 years, parents and carers do not...

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Tracking wellbeing outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (August 2021): Lockdown blues

Tracking wellbeing outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic (August 2021): Lockdown blues

Author/editor: Biddle, N & Gray, M

Year published: 2021

The aim of this paper is to summarise economic and social wellbeing data from the August 2021 ANUpoll, the eighth in the ANU Centre for Social Research and Methods Impact Monitoring Survey program. Since April 2021 there have been declines in life satisfaction, worsening in psychological distress...

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Determinants of COVID-19 vaccination  and views of parents about vaccination of  children in Australia: August 2021

Determinants of COVID-19 vaccination and views of parents about vaccination of children in Australia: August 2021

Author/editor: Biddle, N, Edwards, B, Gray, M & Sollis, K

Year published: 2021

This paper provides the first detailed, publicly available analysis of the socioeconomic and attitudinal determinants of COVID-19 vaccination amongst both Australian adults and Australian parents’ views about vaccinating their children in the future. The analysis is based on the August 2021 wave of...

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