Compared to ten years ago, fewer Waikato residents hold a positive view on New Zealand becoming home for an increasing number of people with different lifestyles and cultures.
This indicator is the percentage of people who agree that New Zealand becoming home for an increasing number of people with different lifestyles and cultures from different countries make their area a better place to live. It uses data from the Quality of Life Survey.
The Waikato region is home to an increasing number of people with diverse lifestyles and cultures. This affects how we communicate with people from different cultural and ethnic population groups; the degree to which we make them feel part of our region; and the quality of life that everyone enjoys as a result. Higher levels of cultural respect can indicate increased community engagement and the related benefits that come from that.
Measuring our communities’ levels of cultural respect provides us with useful information which can be included with other measures to help us to plan for current and future support systems and other resources in our region.
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DATA SOURCE AND SUPPORTING INFORMATION
Cultural respect is measured as the percentage of people who agree that New Zealand becoming home for an increasing number of people with different lifestyles and cultures from different countries makes their area a better place to live. 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: No
New Zealand: No (but a seven cities average is available)
Other countries/ Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): No