Project Info

Team Name


Team Members

Nandini and 3 other members with unpublished profiles.

Project Description


  • Geography impacts wellbeing: for the public, it can be hard to find facilities close to them, and it can be difficult to access services that are not close by or are under-resourced.
  • The community may be unaware of wellbeing issues and the impacts of many everyday matters on wellbeing.
  • For the government, there is no comprehensive way to visualise interpret data so that they know where they should invest.


Growth.ACT is a conclusive tool with the power to streamline all information around wellbeing, to help decision makers effectively organize their resources to see how the factors like socio-economic status, access and connectivity, cultural diversity, family background and psychological distress of suburbs in the ACT, with data collected from various sources like ABS and ACT government and analyses it with the dynamic flow of data, providing a better solution for the greater good of the community.

Web description:

Growth.ACT is a website that provides a platform to visualize and quantify the wellbeing index to measure and track the wellbeing of the community in the ACT. Provides an opportunity for the government to analyse how to spend their expenditure on health services and promote various forms of facilities.

Web features:

  • Colour-coded wellbeing score markers at suburb-level
  • Ability to click on a suburb to find out more about its wellbeing score
  • Ability to show/hide a range of services, facilities, and other data across the ACT categorised by wellbeing indicator domain

Libraries used for the web app:

  • React
  • TypeScript
  • Styled Components
  • Google Maps API
  • Material UI icons
  • Lodash


#community wellbeing act dynamic mental

Data Story

Community wellbeing in the ACT is the challenge that sparked our data story like any other GovHack team. We realised social support plays a huge role in the mental health and wellbeing of the community. It is rather difficult to measure the social support provided to each individual as it consists of the personal relationships in their lives and their interactions. A viable and measurable form of tracking the wellbeing of the community for the government would be through the number of facilities provided in each suburb of the Australian Capital Territory which reduce the factors of inaccessibility and connectivity, financial burdens, cultural diversity, and acceptance as well as home lifestyle for better mental health services. We used datasets from the ACT Government, ABS, and external datasets to produce a website which maps the wellbeing index. The goal of Growth.ACT is to provide the government with a more visualised form of data representation to compare the wellbeing index between suburbs and the different factors affecting it, to evaluate where the money needs to be spent wisely and if more services need to be constructed in disadvantaged areas. We have centred our attention on the age group 15-24 years old and focused primarily on mental health wellbeing as it is rather broad to cover the entirety of the ACT population. Through our website Growth.ACT, the Government and many organisations can refer to the map addressed on the website to analyse the psychological distress within the suburbs and analyse whether existing facilities and services regarding mental health/wellbeing are affecting the suburb positively or more wellbeing services are required to target a diverse range of individuals within the community who identify to different groups.

Evidence of Work


Team DataSets

Geospatial Data Catalogue

Description of Use For pinning the details on the map for fitness parks, in the suburbs of ACT and other details in the map for visualization, for the indication to wellbeing.

Data Set

2020 Integrated Atlas of Mental Health Care of the Australian Capital Territory

Description of Use Corelation, mapping and visualisation.

Data Set

National Study of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Description of Use Used for correlation and mapping, along with visualisation.

Data Set

Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas

Description of Use Used the grouping to describe areas with socio-economic disparity to corelate with the wellbeing.

Data Set

Challenge Entries

The 2021 Australian Census

How might we link the 2021 Census data with open data to highlight or solve a challenge Australians are facing

Go to Challenge | 24 teams have entered this challenge.

Community wellbeing in the ACT

How should we measure and track the wellbeing of our community as a whole?

Go to Challenge | 9 teams have entered this challenge.