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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 is an annual survey of community perceptions and wellbeing. It provides important information for Council about the quality of life of Napier residents.

The Napier Social Monitor collects information about:

  • Quality of life
  • Community mental wellbeing and health
  • Social connections and neighbourhoods
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Safety
  • Accessibility
  • Emergency management
  • Climate change perceptions

2022 Social Monitor Survey

The 2022 Social Monitor was completed in September 2022 and sought the views of a representative sample of 528 Napier residents.

Read the full report

Highlights from the 2022 survey: 

  • 86% of residents have friends or family they can count on in times of trouble (88% in 2021)
  • 74% of residents have positive social and neighbourhood connections (78% in 2021)
  • 70% of residents rate their life in Napier as good or very good (also 70% in 2021)
  • 62% of residents feel safe (56% in 2021)
  • 58% are concerned about climate change impacts (57% in 2021)
  • 53% of residents believe people with lifestyles and cultures from different countries make Napier a better place to live (48% in 2021)
  • 43% believe the Napier community could cope after a disaster (45% in 2021)



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