Data source: Auckland Council, Quality of Life survey 2016: results for Auckland
The sense of belonging is different for everyone.
Belonging can be tied to feelings of wellbeing, identity, and attachment to place.
It can be influenced by:
- how safe and secure people feel
- whether people have the opportunity or ability to participate in society
- whether people feel able to express themselves and play an active role in decisions that impact them.
It can also be influenced by how well, and how easily, people can see themselves reflected in civic and community life, in positions of leadership, decision-making and in public spaces.