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The 2016 Quality of Life survey is a collaborative local government research project. The primary objective of the survey is to measure residents’ perceptions across a range of measures that impact on New Zealanders’ quality of life. The Quality of Life survey was originally established in response to growing pressures on urban communities, concern about the impacts of urbanisation and the effect of this on the wellbeing of residents. The results from the survey are used by participating councils to help inform their policy and planning responses to population growth and change.
The survey measures residents’ perceptions across several domains, including:
- Overall quality of life
- Health and wellbeing
- Crime and safety
- Community, culture and social networks
- Council decision-making processes
- Environment (built and natural)
- Public transport
- Economic wellbeing, and
The Quality of Life survey was first conducted in 2003, repeated in 2004, and has been undertaken every two years since. The number of participating councils has varied each time.
Nine councils participated in the 2016 Quality of Life survey project, as follows:
- Auckland Council
- Hamilton City Council
- Hutt City Council
- Porirua City Council
- Wellington City Council
- Christchurch City Council
- Dunedin City Council
- Waikato Regional Council
- Greater Wellington Regional Council.
See also, www.qualityoflifeproject.govt.nz