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Quality of life survey 2022. Topline report

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Rangahau te koru o te ora. Quality of life survey 2022

The 2022 Quality of Life Project is a partnership between nine New Zealand councils. It measures perceptions over several domains related to quality of life. A random selection of residents aged 18 years or over from each council area participated in the survey either online or by filling in a paper questionnaire. The survey took place between 28 March and 13 June 2022.


The Quality of Life 2022 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 residents' wellbeing. Participating councils use the survey results to help inform their policy and planning responses to population growth and change.

The survey measures residents’ perceptions across several domains that contribute to quality of life and wellbeing, including:

  • Overall quality of life
  • Environment (built and natural)
  • Housing
  • Public transport
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Crime, safety and local issues
  • Community, culture and social networks
  • Climate change
  • Employment and economic wellbeing
  • Council decision making processes, and
  • Impact of Covid-19

Quality of Life survey results from 2003 onwards are available on the Quality of Life website:

NielsenIQ October 2022

See also

Quality of life survey 2022. Technical report

Quality of life survey 2022. Results for Auckland