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New Zealand Well-being Statistics 2016

New Zealand Well-being Statistics 2016, which was published by Stats NZ on Thursday 20 July, includes some useful information about the well-being of New Zealanders living with impairment.

This new data release includes comparative data for disabled and non-disabled people across a range of social and economic outcomes. These include subjective measures of overall life satisfaction, financial well-being, housing, social contact and loneliness, culture and identity, highest qualification, household income, personal income, housing tenure, family type, migrant status, ethnicity, and disability status. Information is further broken down by age, sex, and labour force status.

It is the first time in any New Zealand survey that the ‘Washington Short Set of questions’ has been used, which is considered international best practice in measuring disability status.

New Zealand Well-being Statistics will be available again in two years, and every two years thereafter. The Office for Disability Issues welcomes this new data, as we hope it will contribute to the development of better policy and practice that works for disabled people.

Go to New Zealand Wellbeing Statistics 2016  and see Table 14 in the two xls spread sheets for well-being and social identity outcomes for disability status.


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