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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.

Why is this outcome important to Auckland?

Auckland is experiencing rapid growth and social change – and this will continue.

We have a diverse population in terms of ethnicity and national origin, culture and religion and lived experience, socio-economic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age and rural, island or urban location.

This diversity brings many differences in values and lifestyles, demands for goods and services, and expectations of civic engagement and democracy.

We need to be proactive to ensure a sense of belonging and positive life experiences for all Aucklanders. We need to be open to learning about and valuing differences, and to understanding our shared and different histories. This will lead to living together with greater acceptance, trust and mutual respect, and people working together to create a shared future.

For Auckland to be a place where people continue to want to live and work, all Aucklanders must have the opportunity to succeed. This means we need to be on a path that will lead to everyone being able to belong and to participate in society. It also means a path to equity where all people can share in Auckland’s prosperity.

Where are we at?

We track progress against this outcome through the following measures:

Measure 1: Sense of community

Respondents to the Quality of Life Survey who feel a strong sense of community in their local neighbourhood (%)

Measure 2: Sense of safety

Respondents to the Quality of Life Survey who rated their feelings of personal safety as very safe or fairly safe for walking alone in their neighbourhood after dark (%)​

Measure 3: Quality of life

Respondents to the Quality of Life Survey who rated their overall quality of life as either good, very good or extremely good (%)

Measure 4: Deprivation

Population-Weighted Average Deprivation Index Score

​Measure 5: Health

Respondents to the Quality of Life Survey who rated their personal health as either good, very good or excellent (%)

​Measure 6: Treaty of Waitangi awareness and understanding

Respondents to the Council’s Resident Survey who rate their knowledge of te Tiriti o Waitangi the Treaty of Waitangi (%)