The increasing population in Australia is highly urbanized. There is no doubt that the rapid growth in the numbers
of residents in the metropolitan areas can highly affect the conditions in the public realm, places where people
naturally interact with each other and their community. Therefore, a valid measurement of well-being is required
for a planner to come up with solid decisions for improving the quality of urban management. An experimental
technique is proposed in this paper for calculating the subjective area-based indicators of liveability based on the
people’s perception of surrounding environmental and social quality. In our study, a telephone survey on perceived
liveability is conducted for Randwick and Green Square area in Sydney. Calculated indices based on the survey data
are discussed among several population categories.
Key words: Liveable Community; Measures of Well-being; CATI Survey.