A snapshot of key facts from more than 100 indicators reflects the current and future environmental, social, cultural, and economic wellbeing of New Zealanders, Stats NZ said today.
Kei te pēhea tātou? A snapshot of New Zealand’s wellbeing is a bilingual poster presenting indicators ranging from the number of young people who feel lonely to the number of households who report they have enough income to meet everyday needs.
“By taking the best available data on issues that we have been told are important to New Zealanders, we are able to build a better picture of wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand,” Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa – Indicators Aotearoa manager Chris Hodgins said.
Kei te pēhea tātou? A snapshot of New Zealand’s wellbeing, is supported by the Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa – Indicators Aotearoa NZ website, which draws on numerous data sources to provide facts and figures for each indicator. Each data source is carefully selected as the best basis for the indicator. For example, the indicator showing that most New Zealanders are satisfied with their lives, with 81 percent rating their life satisfaction as 7 or above out of 10, is based on the 2018 Stats NZ General Social Survey. Data from the Ministry of Health is used to identify that young people report higher levels of psychological distress than older New Zealanders.
“Our wellbeing indicators were developed after wide consultation with the general public, business and community groups, and a range of experts to ensure the indicators are accessible and relevant to all New Zealanders,” Mr Hodgins said.
“As well as measuring economic progress, it’s important that we gain a better understanding of wellbeing and sustainable development in Aotearoa New Zealand.”
“To that end we have published Kei te pēhea tātou? A snapshot of New Zealand’s wellbeing, in both te reo Māori and English. This bilingual poster ensures that our data is more accessible so that businesses, communities, and individuals can make informed choices around wellbeing and sustainability.”
Visit the website Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa – Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand for more information on the full range of indicators in te reo Māori and English.