Interactive data dashboards are now available for the community to gain deeper insights from the first Tairāwhiti Wellbeing Survey (TWS).

The survey ran over nine weeks from October 2022 and was designed to capture comprehensive data about how we’re doing as a region.

The survey results are based on 1024 responses, weighted against regional demographics to provide the most accurate view of our community’s wellbeing.

While Statistics NZ already captures wellbeing data through their biannual NZ General Social Survey (NZGSS), this data doesn’t accurately reflect our region due to the small sample size from Tairāwhiti.

The TWS is a condensed version of the NZGSS, with questions around life satisfaction, income, health, business opportunities, connectedness in the community and perceptions of the environment.

The new data dashboards allow users to filter out the data by survey area (coast, urban or country), gender, age group, ethnicity, employment status or iwi.

Each data set is categorised under six muka (outcomes) as set out in He Rangitapu He Tohu Ora, the Trust’s wellbeing framework.

An instructional video on the Tairāwhiti Data site explains how to navigate the dashboards and apply the filters for more customised insights.

The second Tairāwhiti Wellbeing Survey will launch later this month.


How to use the dashboards