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Auckland Council

Community engagement and diversity goals

Ngā Arohanga ki te hononga me te whānui o ngā mahi ā-hapori

About these metrics

​To have a great city it's essential Aucklanders have a strong voice in our decisions. We regularly ask for submissions and feedback on a variety of regional and local council projects, plans and strategies.

We also need to have effective council engagement with Māori in order to realise the Auckland Plan's vision: te pai me te whai rawa o Tāmaki, to become the world's most liveable city.

Our region has a very different ethnic composition to the rest of New Zealand and its 'super diversity' is projected to increase. Currently Aucklanders identify with over 200 ethnic nationalities, with 39 per cent of residents and 44 per cent of the workforce born overseas.

By 2038, Māori, Pasifika and Asian peoples will comprise over 50 per cent of Auckland's population.

Increasing diversity brings both benefits and challenges. The Auckland Plan outlines a key strategic direction: "To create a strong, inclusive and equitable society that ensures opportunity for all Aucklanders".