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Measuring community wellbeingTe ine i te hauora o te hapori

Every year NCC's Community Strategies 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 residents.

Napier City Council’s Community Strategies Team has produced these community surveys since 1998. In 2019 the survey was revised and is now undertaken annually.

The objectives of the Napier Social Monitor are to measure:

  • Quality of life
  • Social connection and diversity
  • Safety
  • Accessibility
  • Community mental wellbeing and health status
  • Housing and neighbourhood
  • Volunteering and employment
  • Emergency management. 

2020 Social Monitor Survey

The 2020 Social Monitor survey was completed in September 2020 and sought the views of a representative sample of 450 Napier residents.

Read the full report

Highlights from the 2020 survey: 

  • 89% of residents have friends or family they can count on in times of trouble (up from 81% in 2019)
  • 78% of residents have social connections (up from 73% in 2019)
  • 70% of residents rate their health as good (up from 58% in 2019)
  • 17% of residents feel unsafe (up from 13% in 2019)
  • 79% of residents rate their life in Napier as good or very good (up from 74% in 2019). 



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