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The Social Report provides a comprehensive picture of how New Zealand is doing on a range of important social indicators. The regional indicators report is published in conjunction with the social report, and uses similar data at a regional and local level to show how outcomes vary across the country. It is intended to support regional and local councils with decision making.

Indicator data is provided for the 10 social report domains: Health, Knowledge and Skills, Paid Work, Economic Standard of Living, Civil and Political Rights, Cultural Identity, Physical Environment, Leisure and Recreation, Safety and Social Connectedness. The regional indicators website monitors outcomes across 22 core indicators at a regional council level and 21 core indicators at a territorial authority (TA) level.

We have updated a majority of the regional indicators presented in this report (13 out of 22). At the territorial authority level, where the census provides data for many of the indicators, 11 out of 21 indicators have been updated. A range of descriptive information has also been updated.

Information is not always available for every region or territorial authority. In some instances regions are combined, for example Tasman/Nelson/Marlborough. Data sources and indicators can vary between the main social report, regional data and territorial authority data, reflecting data availability.

For further information on data sources, and changes in the data from 2008, see the technical details.

Note that, because of data limitations, the information provides a partial picture of regional and local performance and may not necessarily reflect the total wellbeing across an area.

Data for Regional Councils

This section provides information on the 12 regional council areas: Northland, Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, Taranaki, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatu-Whanganui, Wellington, Canterbury, West Coast, Otago and Southland; and the four unitary authority areas: Gisborne District Council, Nelson City Council, Marlborough District Council and Tasman District Council.

The information is provided by social report indicator and by regional council location.

The information by indicator compares regions (or combined regions) for each indicator.
The data is in map format, with associated tables.

The information by location shows all the indicator data for each region, listed by social report domain. It also provides population data. The regional council areas are listed in north to south order.

Data for Territorial Authorities

This section provides information on the 73 territorial authority areas (TAs): Far North, Whangarei, Kaipara, Rodney, North Shore, Waitakere, Auckland, Manukau, Papakura, Franklin, Tauranga, Western Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Whakatane, Kawerau, Opotiki, Hamilton, Waikato, Waipa, Otorohanga, Waitomo, Thames-Coromandel, Hauraki, Matamata-Piako, South Waikato, Taupo, New Plymouth, Stratford, South Taranaki, Gisborne, Wairoa, Napier, Hastings, Central Hawke’s Bay, Tararua, Horowhenua, Palmerston North, Manawatu, Rangitikei, Whanganui, Ruapehu, Wellington, Porirua, Kapiti Coast, Hutt City, Upper Hutt, Masterton, Carterton, South Wairarapa, Nelson, Marlborough, Tasman, Kaikoura, Hurunui, Waimakariri, Selwyn, Christchurch, Ashburton, Timaru, Mackenzie, Waimate, Buller, Grey, Westland, Waitaki, Central Otago, Queenstown-Lakes, Dunedin, Clutha, Invercargill, Gore, Southland and Chatham Islands.

The information is provided by social report indicator and by TA location. All the information is in table format.

The information by indicator shows data for all the TA areas under each indicator. For some indicators there is no data available. For other indicators the data is available only for the Big Cities. The Big Cities are the 12 largest cities that participated in the Quality of Life in New Zealand's Largest Cities – Residents’ Survey. These cities are Auckland, North Shore, Waitakere, Manukau, Rodney, Hamilton, Tauranga, Porirua, Wellington, Lower Hutt, Christchurch and Dunedin.

The information by TA location shows all the indicator data for each TA area, listed by social report domain. It also includes population data. The TAs are listed in north to south order.