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Quality of Life Survey 2020 reports

31 March 2021
Quality of Life Project
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The 2020 Quality of Life Survey is a partnership between Auckland Council, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Porirua, Hutt, Christchurch and Dunedin City Councils and Wellington Regional Council.

The survey was first conducted in 2003, repeated in 2004, and has been undertaken every two years since.

The 2020 survey measures the perceptions of almost 7,000 New Zealanders.

Topics covered in the survey include:

  • Overall quality of life
  • Built and natural environment
  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Crime, safety and local issues
  • Community, culture and social networks
  • Climate change
  • Economic wellbeing
  • Council processes
  • Impact of Covid-19

Information obtained from the survey will be used to help inform local government policy. The information will be particularly useful for councils undertaking monitoring of progress towards strategic social, cultural, environmental and economic goals.

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