Ten big trends over the past ten years

Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit
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For ten years, The Salvation Army has offered the State of the Nation reports to track the social and economic trends that affect our country. To acknowledge the milestone of ten years, we have compiled our list of what we consider the ten important social trends of the past ten years. We suggest that these trends could help inform a new conversation we should have as New Zealanders around the social progress we value and, from this, the society we would like to create.



Youth unemployment

Drug offences

Teenage pregnancies



Child poverty

Housing costs

Prison population

Benefits and superannuation

See also

Kei a tātou. It is us. State of the nation report 2018 

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Last updated: 2017-12-06