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Measuring community wellbeingTe ine i te hauora o te hapori

Every two years NCC's Community Services team asks Napier citizens a series of questions to assess their current quality of life. The findings from this survey help us formulate policies and initiatives to enhance the social wellbeing of our community.

Napier Social Monitor Survey

The Napier Social Monitor survey sets out a framework for considering social well-being and provides important information about the current quality of life of Napier citizens. Items measured include housing, health, safety, employment, education and training, vehicle, smartphone and internet access, nature of community and community relationships.

Napier City Council’s Community Services Team has produced these community surveys since 1998 on an annual basis before changing to a two-yearly cycle in 2003.

The objectives of the Napier Social Monitor are to establish:

  • Satisfaction with living in Napier
  • Satisfaction with housing
  • Satisfaction with overall health and access to healthcare facilities
  • Perception of safety for oneself and other family members
  • Current employment (type of employment, hours worked, gross annual household income)
  • Involvement in education and training (training provider, barriers to training)
  • Access to a car, the internet, and smartphones
  • Nature of the community (how well the Napier community takes care of each other)
  • Community work and volunteer work undertaken
  • Community relationships between different ethnic groups
  • Perception of quality of life
  • Degree of opportunity to express view about the future direction of Napier City and New Zealand.

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