Well-being

Well-being statistics measure individuals' perceptions of their life. The NZ General Social Survey is New Zealand's official survey of well-being.

Use the links below to find information about the things that affect the quality of life in New Zealand.

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Civic and human rights
Information about people's trust in institutions, experiences of discrimination, and voting behaviours. 

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Culture and identity
Information about ethnicity, migrant status, and sense of identity. 

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Housing
Information about physical dwellings and the people who live in them, including their perceptions of the quality of their housing and neighbourhood. 

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Knowledge and skills
Information about individuals' highest educational qualifications and current participation in study or training. 

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Leisure and recreation
People's perceptions about their freetime. 

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Material standard of living
Information about income and self-assessed material living standards. 

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Paid work
Information about employment status, occupation, number of hours worked, and job satisfaction. 

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Physical environment
Information on people's perception and experience of the quality of the natural and built environment where they live, including council services and infrastruture.

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Safety and security
Information about people's sense of safety, experiences of victimisation, and preparedness for emergencies. 

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Self-assessed health
Information about people's self-assessed and self-rated health. 

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Social connectedness
Information about people's contact with family and friends, social support, loneliness, tolerance of diversity, trust in others in society, and volunteering. 

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Well-being across regions
Regional comparisons of people's perceptions of their life and well-being.