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Wellbeing of homeowners and renters 2022 quality of life survey snapshot Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

Ashleigh Prakash
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU, Quality of Life Project
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Auckland homeowners and renters

The 2022 Quality of Life survey found significant differences in reported wellbeing among Aucklanders who owned their own home and those who were renting, either from a private landlord or a social housing provider.

Owner-occupiers were more likely to report positive overall quality of life than private and social renters. They were also more likely to report positively on a number of indicators, including financial, physical, and emotional wellbeing.

There were notable relationships between respondents’ age and whether they owned or rented the home they lived in, which likely have also contributed to some of the results. ...

Wellbeing among Auckland homeowners and renters: results from the Quality of Life survey, Auckland Council technical report, TR2023/6.


The Quality of Life survey was first conducted in 2003, repeated in 2004, and has been undertaken every two years since. The number of participating councils has varied each time.

Nine councils participated in the 2022 Quality of Life survey project, as follows:

  • Auckland Council
  • Hamilton City Council
  • Tauranga City Council
  • Hutt City Council
  • Porirua City Council
  • Wellington City Council
  • Christchurch City Council
  • Dunedin City Council
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council

The target population was New Zealanders aged 18 years and over, living within the areas governed by the participating councils.

May 2023


See also

Other snapshots

People living with a disability

Rainbow people

Views on climate change Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland

Young people


Quality of Life Project reports

Quality of life survey 2002. Results for Auckland

Quality of life survey 2022. Topline report

Quality of life survey 2022. Technical report

Quality of Life Project

Wellbeing among Auckland homeowners and renters: results from the Quality of Life survey