What is the Quality of Life Project?

The Quality of Life Project is a partnership initially started in 2001 by a number of Local Government Councils to work together to understand and measure the quality of life in the six of the largest cities of New Zealand.

Today the Quality of Life Project includes:

  • Auckland Council
  • Christchurch City Council 
  • Dunedin City Council
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council
  • Hamilton City Council
  • Hutt City Council
  • Porirua City Council
  • Tauranga City Council
  • Wellington City Council

Now conducted every two years the Quality of Life survey and is an extensive perception survey of our community to understand what they think about our city.  

For more information visit the Quality of Life Project.

The Quality of Life Survey is a partnership between nine councils, including Hamilton City Council. It is conducted every two years and measures perceptions over several themes related to quality of life such as:

  • Overall quality of life
  • Built and natural environment
  • Housing
  • Transport
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Crime, safety and local issues
  • Community, culture and social networks
  • Climate change
  • Economic wellbeing
  • Council processes

We also run a Quality of Life Pulse check survey every six months just for Hamilton.

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Last updated 8 June 2022