The level of community pride expressed by people living in the Waikato region in 2018 was lower than in 2006.
This indicator is the sense of pride reported by people in the Waikato region when asked about the way their city/town looks and feels. It uses information drawn from the Quality of Life Survey.
Why is this indicator important?
This indicator measures how people in the Waikato region feel about various aspects of living in their neighbourhood, city or town and its surrounding environment. People who feel a sense of pride in where they live may be more likely to engage with and contribute to their community, benefitting themselves and others. Measuring levels of community pride can also reveal where extra facilities, support systems or other resources are needed, related to each location’s needs.
What is this indicator telling us?
- Results from the 2018 Quality of Life Survey showed that, across the Waikato region, around six in ten (62%) respondents agreed they feel a sense of pride in the way their local area looks and feels.
- Community pride in 2018 was lower than in 2006.
- Across the Waikato region in 2018:
- The percentage of respondents who agreed they feel a sense of pride in the way their local area looks and feels ranged from 47% in the South Waikato district to 84% in Otorohanga district.
- In terms of statistically significant differences, Hamilton city (52%), Waikato district (51%) and South Waikato district (47%) respondents were less likely to report feeling a sense of pride in their local area; and respondents from Thames-Coromandel (75%), Matamata-Piako (77%), Waipa (83%), Otorohanga (84%) and Taupo (77%) were more likely to report that they feel a sense of pride in their local area
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DATA SOURCE AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Community pride is measured as the percentage of respondents who agree or strongly agree that they feel a sense of pride in the way their city or local area looks and feels. Data are from the Quality of Life Survey.
Update details: Waikato regional results are available for 2006, 2016 and 2018.
Customised data request requirements: Quality of Life data.
DATA AVAILABILITY – OTHER THAN WAIKATO REGION:
Territorial Authority (TA) disaggregation: Yes
Other regions: Yes
New Zealand: No (but a seven cities average is available)
Other countries/ Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): No