Official: Wellbeing has declined under Labour

has just released wellbeing data from their general social survey they do every two years. As the Government is trying to brand themselves all about wellbeing, I thought it would be interesting to compare the 2018/19 data with the 2016/17 data. And rather embarrassingly for the Government, major indicators have declined. It shows they are about talk, not delivery.

Some key changes:

  • Proportion with life satisfaction at 8/10 or higher declined from 64.7% to 62.2%
  • Proportion with life satisfaction at 6/10 or lower increased from 17.3% to 18.9%
  • Proportion with life worthwhile at 8/10 or higher declined from 71.4% to 69.2%
    Proportion with life worthwhile at 6/10 or lower increased from 12.6% to 14.0%
  • Proportion with enough or more than enough money declined from 64.4% to 62.8%
  • Proportion with very good or excellent health status declined from 57.8% to 55.3%
  • Proportion who have trust in people of NZ at 7/10 or higher declined from 67.6% to 65.9%

Again these are the official measures of measured by Stats NZ, and they are going backwards.

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