In the overall Prosperity Index rankings, Australia has fallen by 3 positions from 6 to 9 when compared to last year. Since the Prosperity Index began in 2006, Australia has moved down the rankings table by 7 places.
In the Prosperity Pillar rankings, Australia performs best on Social Capital and Education and scores lowest on the Safety & Security pillar. The biggest positive change, compared to last year, came in Natural Environment increasing by 4 places, whereas they dropped 5 places on Economic Quality.
Visit our Rankings table to see how Australia compares to other countries.
23 August, 2017
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