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The level of community pride expressed in 2016 by people living in the Waikato region was similar to that measured 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.

Community pride

Bar chart of community pride as a percentageTable of community pride as a percentage

What is this indicator telling us? 

  • Results from the 2016 Quality of Life Survey showed that, across the Waikato region, almost seven in ten (68%) respondents agreed they feel a sense of pride in the way their local area looks and feels.
  • Community pride in 2016 was at a similar level to 2006, although a lower percentage of people ‘strongly agreed’ that they feel a sense of pride (16% in 2016 compared to 26% previously).
  • Most common reasons across the Waikato region in 2016 for having a sense of pride were that the area provides a good lifestyle (61%), beautiful natural environment or good climate (57%) and plenty of parks (52%). Most common reasons for lacking a sense of pride were due to issues with crime and safety (50%), feeling that their local area was run down and/or needed better maintenance (45%), lack of facilities/services (34%) and untidiness (dirty/rubbish/litter) (33%).
  • Within the Waikato region in 2016, Hamilton city respondents were less likely to agree they feel a sense of pride in the way their city or local area looks and feels (60%), whereas Waipa and Taupō district respondents more likely to agree (87% and 84% respectively). Across the region, respondents aged 18 to 24 were less likely to agree they feel a sense of pride in the way their city or local area looks and feels (56%).

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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(external link).

Update details: Waikato regional results are available for 2006 and 2016.

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 

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