State of the nation report 2022. Navigating the rapids
Author:Paul Barber, Ronji Tanielu, Ana Ika, Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit
Source:Salvation Army Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit
In this report, the wellbeing of our nation is assessed by looking at outcomes that impact on the health of communities, whānau and individuals that The Salvation Army — Te Ope Whakaora, the Army that brings life — works with each day. We look at measures across the following areas: Children and Youth, Work and Incomes, Housing, Crime and Punishment and Social Hazards as well as assessing all these areas through a specific focus on outcomes for Māori, using He Ara Waiora wellbeing framework.
The focus is on national-level trends and outcomes that can tell us something of the overall state of our nation at the beginning of 2022. Most of the statistics and data are drawn from publicly available sources. We aim to use the most recently available indicators, including some statistics for the year to 31 December 2021, if available before publication.
The indicators in each section are grouped into themes, and an assessment is made whether there is overall improvement (+), no change (NC) or deterioration (–).
These assessments are intended to promote debate and discussion about our progress towards greater wellbeing.