New Zealand General Social Survey

January 15th, 2014 at 7:00 am by David Farrar

I missed this when released, but Stats NZ does a general social survey every two years.  Some of the results for 2012 compared to 2008:

  • Satisfied or very satisfied with life 86.7% (+1.7%)
  • Adequacy of income not enough 15.3% (-0.1%)
  • Have a major house problem 33.5% (-3.8%)
  • Feel safe/very safe in neighbourhood 67.2% (+15.7%)
  • Have experienced discrimination in the last year 9.6% (-0.5%)
  • Household mainly recycles 80.1% (+6.6%)

A massive increase in the proportion who feel safe in their neighbourhood, and minor improvements in other areas.

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12 Responses to “New Zealand General Social Survey”

  1. flipper (3,766 comments) says:

    An interesting selection of subjects (by Stats?) and trends that will of course be ignored by MSM folks who prefer to take, at best, a “glass half empty view on everything because “it makes a better story line”.

    I don’t expect to see this bannered by Fairfax, Red Radio, TVNZ, TV3 or APN.

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  2. eszett (2,349 comments) says:

    Yep, this is just a fucking awesome place to be!!!
    :-)

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  3. OneTrack (2,754 comments) says:

    Yep, things are starting to look up. I know, lets vote in Labour/Green/Mana/Winston. What could go wrong?

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  4. hj (6,608 comments) says:

    So peple struggling to pay rent are happy, as is the landlord?
    Perhaps this tells us people adapt to adversity?

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  5. Chuck Bird (4,734 comments) says:

    “lets vote in Labour/Green/Mana/Winston.”

    lets vote in National, Conservative Party/Winston

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  6. RRM (9,606 comments) says:

    14.7% thought Kelly Osbourne looked “fab” at the recent MTV awards.

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  7. Jaffa (82 comments) says:

    33% have a major house problem?
    Wow, what’s that all about?

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  8. RRM (9,606 comments) says:

    According to the website, “major house problem” = “it’s too cold” or “it’s too damp” or “it’s too expensive”…

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  9. James Stephenson (2,077 comments) says:

    According to the website, “major house problem” = “it’s too cold” or “it’s too damp” or “it’s too expensive”…

    Not “I missed the last episode, and it’s not available on demand anymore”, then?

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  10. kiwi in america (2,462 comments) says:

    It’s interesting after all the negative media reporting about unaffordable housing and sub standard rental accommodation that the survey shows a slight decrease in people complaining about housing.

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  11. Harriet (4,614 comments) says:

    It doesn’t matter if the MSM don’t print this, but the parties will be taking note on what to campaign on. And it reads very badly for the left.

    9 months until an election, with the economy moving forward noticably each month and with stats like these coming out?

    The left have nothing to go on.

    87% are already ‘satisfied’.

    Only 15% don’t ‘have enough’ – at the very worst then ‘struggling’.

    33% of housing problems includes half of CH-CH. – They can honestly be bought-off with a surging economy. How’s Labour going to say no to that? Or Dalzeil ?

    30% feel unsafe – that’s crime & punishment – the left always loose that.

    10% have ‘felt hurt’ in the last year. Now they’re getting married. Problem solved. :cool:

    80% are sorting rubbish – and paying a carbon tax to do nothing. Mr Craig then gets 10% due to public referrenda policy :cool:

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  12. holysheet (286 comments) says:

    The trouble with these figures is they can be manipulated to portray whatever your agenda might be.
    87% are satisfied with their life, and 33% say they have a housing problem.
    If I had a housing problem then I would not be happy with my life.

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