The Social Report 2006
The Social Report uses a set of statistical indicators to
monitor trends across 10 "domains", or areas of people’s lives.
Together these domains provide a picture of wellbeing and quality of
life in New Zealand.
The Social Report 2006 is the fifth in the annual
series. It builds on the social monitoring framework first established
by The Social Report 2001 and uses the same outcome domains
and indicators as last year’s report. This year’s report contains
additional information on trends in social wellbeing since the
The regional and territorial authority information provided
for the first time last year has been updated in the regional
section of this website. This regional information has also been
published in companion books to The Social Report 2006 (The
Social Report 2006 Regional Indicators). This year, in addition to
providing the most recent data for regions and territorial authorities,
we have included time series information where it is available. This
will allow councils and others working locally to assess progress over
time and to compare themselves with other regions. The regional
information has become a core part of the social report and will
continue to be updated regularly.