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Auckland Council The Auckland Plan

Belonging and Participation progress

​All Aucklanders will be part of and contribute to society, access opportunities, and have the chance to develop to their full potential.

We know we have achieved this outcome when all Aucklanders are part of and contribute to society, access opportunities, and have the chance to develop to their full potential.

Annual scorecard

The annual scorecard tracks progress against this outcome through the following measures:

Measure 1: Aucklanders' sense of community in their neighbourhood

Measure 2: Aucklanders' sense of safety in their homes and neighbourhood

Measure 3: Aucklanders' quality of life

Measure 4: Relative deprivation across Auckland

Measure 5: Aucklanders' health

Measure 6: Treaty of Waitangi awareness and understanding

The 2020 annual scorecard provides updated data for two of the six measures for this outcome – relative deprivation across Auckland and Treaty of Waitangi awareness and understanding. There is no significant change for either of these measures. The previous annual monitoring report showed positive trends for Aucklanders’ sense of safety in their neighbourhoods and the city centre after dark and secondly for their quality of life. There was no significant change for the other measures.

Three yearly progress report

The Three Yearly Progress Report provides a more detailed analysis of trends for this outcome, drawing on a range of other reports and data sets.

The 2020 Three Yearly progress report  indicates that we have made positive progress in trust and reliance on people and perceptions of diversity and neighbourhood safety. Health outcomes such as life expectancy and smoking have improved. The number of Aucklanders that have actively participated in the arts has improved with many residents agreeing that the arts makes Auckland a more vibrant and attractive place to live.

The report identified some opportunities for greater progress that are important to the future of this outcome:

  • Supporting community connection and resilience
  • Improving physical activity and mental health
  • Supporting communities of greatest need

A full discussion of these findings can be found in the Belonging and Participation chapter of the Three Yearly Progress report.

Measure 1: Aucklanders' sense of community in their neighbourhood

Measure 2:  Aucklanders’ sense of safety in their homes and neighbourhoods

Measure 3: Aucklanders’ rating of their quality of life

Measure 4: Relative deprivation across Auckland

​Measure 5: Aucklanders' health

Measure 6: Treaty of Waitangi awareness and understanding