Quality of life survey 2018. Auckland report. Key highlights

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Local boards:
Albert-Eden, Devonport-Takapuna, Franklin, Great Barrier, Henderson-Massey, Hibiscus and Bays, Howick, Kaipātiki, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Ōrākei , Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Papakura, Puketāpapa , Rodney, The Southern Initiative, Upper Harbour, Waiheke, Waitākere Ranges, Waitematā, Whau

The 2018 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
  • Environment (built and natural)
  • Housing
  • Public transport
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Crime and safety
  • Community, culture and social networks
  • Economic wellbeing, and
  • Council decision-making processes.

This report outlines the results for Auckland to all questions asked in the 2018 Quality of Life survey. Results are presented in tabular format with short accompanying text describing the overall result for Auckland total. Results to each question are also shown by age group, ethnic group and length of time respondents had lived in Auckland.

Local board area results

The results for Auckland are sampled and weighted to be representative by age within gender, ethnicity and local board.

For the Auckland total, the results for each local board area are post-weighted to their respective proportion of the Auckland population to ensure results are representative. For example, Hibiscus and Bays’ sample of n=247 is 9% of the total sample size. However as their population (aged 18 and over) is 6% of the Auckland population, their responses have been weighted so they represent 6% of the total Auckland result.

Auckland Council technical report TR2018/023

See also


Quality of Life Dashboard (The dashboard presents results for selected questions.)

Quality of life survey 2018. Technical report

Quality of life survey 2018. Topline report

Quality of life survey 2018. Auckland report. 

Last updated: 2018-11-14


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