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2012 Surveys

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2010 Quality of Life Survey
2008 Quality of Life Survey
2006 Quality of Life Survey
2004 Quality of Life Survey
2003 Quality of Life Survey

Quality of Life Survey

The Quality of Life Survey is a partnership between the Auckland, Wellington, Porirua, Hutt, Christchurch and Dunedin City Councils. The Survey was first conducted in 2003, repeated in 2004, and then undertaken every two years since (i.e. in 2006, 2008, 2010,2012). The Survey measures the perceptions of over 5,000 residents living in most of New Zealand’s major cities.

Topics covered in the survey include:

  • Quality of Life
  • Health and Well-being
  • Crime and safety
  • Community, Culture and Social Networks
  • Council Processes
  • Built Environment
  • Public Transport
  • Lifestyle – Work and Study


Information obtained from the survey will be used to help inform central and local government policy makers.  The information will be particularly useful for cities undertaking monitoring of progress towards strategic social, cultural and economic goals.