Quality of Life Survey
The Quality of Life survey is a partnership between Auckland Council, Wellington, Porirua, Hutt, Christchurch and Dunedin City Councils. Between them, these areas account for just over half of the total population of New Zealand. The survey was first conducted in 2003, repeated in 2004, and has been undertaken every two years since.
The survey aims to gather residents’ perceptions across a broad range of areas, including satisfaction with life in general, feelings of safety, perceptions of health, transport and local issues.
In a 2014, a representative sample of 2383 Aucklanders aged 18 years and over participated in the survey. Quotas were set to ensure that the sample was representative of the broader population by age, ethnic group and location.
It is important to note that in 2012 there was a change in the survey methodology from previous surveys, from telephone to online. This means results for this survey and the 2012 survey can’t be compared directly with the results from previous surveys. Changes in results may be due to the methodology changing rather than changes in trends over time.
For more information on the Quality of Life survey go to qualityoflifeproject.govt.nz
*issues that were rated as being a ‘big problem’ or ‘a bit of a problem’ in the previous 12 months.
Results from individual local boards (shown on the front of this report card) have been combined for reporting purposes, due to small sub-sample sizes for each local board.