In a season of good will it seems timely to share some data about how people feel about New Zealand, and their place in it. Stats NZ, Tatauranga Aotearoa, has these well-being statistics to share - a few highlights below:
- Most New Zealanders are satisfied with life, with around 83 percent rating their overall life satisfaction as 7 or above on the 0–10 scale.
- 1 in 4 Kiwis had good outcomes in all four aspects of well-being (they had excellent or very good health, more than enough or enough money, had never felt lonely, and had no major housing problems).
- Kiwis had a strong sense of belonging to New Zealand, on average rating this as 8.6 out of 10