SafeWork SA was an industry partner with the Centre for Work + Life at the University of South Australia in a three-year Australian Research Council (ARC) funded project to establish a measurement tool for work life balance - the Australian Work and Life Index (AWALI).
AWALI is a national survey of work-life outcomes amongst working Australians, which serves as a benchmarking tool to compare and contrast work-life outcomes across various groups defined by geographic location, employment characteristics and social demographics.
In partnership with SafeWork SA and the Western Australian Department of Health, the Centre has completed a range of reports, starting from 2008, and repeated annually until 2010, comparing baseline data and key work life balance research questions.
2010 AWALI report - How much should we work? Working hours, holidays, and working life: the participation challenge
2010 South Australian report - Juggling work-life balance in South Australia.
AWALI will be conducted on a bi-annual basis in 2012 and 2014 as part of an ARC Linkage grant - a study of flexibilities that enable workforce participation and skill development and use, and their implications for work-life outcomes in Australia. Grant partners are SafeWork SA and the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
2012 AWALI Report - The Big Squeeze: Work, home and care in 2012
2012 South Australian Report - Work-Life balance in South Australia 2012