Quality of Life Survey

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How's Life?
Kei te pēhea tōu ao?
过得怎么样?
Como vai a vida?
元気にしてますか?


The fourth annual Quality of Life Survey is here and we are keen to know "How's life" in our district?


About the Quality of Life survey

Whether you live in Queenstown or Wānaka or one of the smaller communities, our daily lives and the challenges or opportunities we face every day are different.

The Quality of Life survey has been conducted every year since 2018. The information you provide helps to build up a long-term picture of how our district is faring. It helps Council and public service providers understand what the big issues and challenges facing our communities are so they can plan for a better tomorrow. It's also a great opportunity to share what’s going well and the things you love about our beautiful part of the world.

The 2021 survey focuses on how residents feel about employment, housing, health services, the environment, transport, growth, and the effects of COVID-19.


How to take part

Completing the survey is easy. Simply click the link in the orange survey box at the top of the page. The survey will take around 20-25 minutes to complete and is open until 7 November 2021. All responses are anonymous – you will not be identified by any information you provide.

Open to all members of our community 18 years and over (not just ratepayers), so grab a cuppa and and share your thoughts with us today.

You can also opt into the prize draw to win one of four $250 Prezzy cards!

Prize winners will be announced shortly after the close date and a summary of findings will be published towards the end of 2021.


FEEDBACK CLOSES ON SUNDAY 7 NoVEMBER @ 5.00PM.


Why do we do an annual survey?

The Quality of Life Survey provides a key source of information about what matters to our community. Most other data sources don’t break down to a district, or town level – so the feedback you provide is highly valuable in helping to shape our policies, plans and advocate on your behalf to government. Having reliable and current evidence makes all the difference!


Why is your participation important this year?

Your feedback will help fundamentally shape a number of really important strategies, policies and plans that QLDC is working on at the moment including the new Climate Action Plan and the Community Wellbeing Strategy.

Our partners at Destination Queenstown and Lake Wanaka Tourism have helped develop questions about the visitor economy and your feedback will be instrumental in feeding into a Destination Management Plan for the district.

We've worked with our partners at the District Health Board and Te Tau Hoka group to develop the health and wellbeing questions.

Council will then bring all their partners together to discuss the results of the survey and work together to develop specific actions.


How did we use previous year's data?

Last year’s survey found that overall quality of life was rated as extremely good (32%) or good (49%), while 16% said their quality of life was average and 3% poor and extremely poor.

The impacts of COVID-19 were being felt across the district and were generally synonymous with changes to employment. Climate change was also a concern for people.

Various projects have been prioritised based on the the past three year's survey findings, such as drafting a climate action plan and holding discussions with the SDHB and Ministry of Health about access to health services. The survey's results have also guided Council decisions including the QLDC 2021-2031 Ten Year Plan.

>> You can read the report from the previous surveys at www.qldc.govt.nz/community-research


How's Life?
Kei te pēhea tōu ao?
过得怎么样?
Como vai a vida?
元気にしてますか?


The fourth annual Quality of Life Survey is here and we are keen to know "How's life" in our district?


About the Quality of Life survey

Whether you live in Queenstown or Wānaka or one of the smaller communities, our daily lives and the challenges or opportunities we face every day are different.

The Quality of Life survey has been conducted every year since 2018. The information you provide helps to build up a long-term picture of how our district is faring. It helps Council and public service providers understand what the big issues and challenges facing our communities are so they can plan for a better tomorrow. It's also a great opportunity to share what’s going well and the things you love about our beautiful part of the world.

The 2021 survey focuses on how residents feel about employment, housing, health services, the environment, transport, growth, and the effects of COVID-19.


How to take part

Completing the survey is easy. Simply click the link in the orange survey box at the top of the page. The survey will take around 20-25 minutes to complete and is open until 7 November 2021. All responses are anonymous – you will not be identified by any information you provide.

Open to all members of our community 18 years and over (not just ratepayers), so grab a cuppa and and share your thoughts with us today.

You can also opt into the prize draw to win one of four $250 Prezzy cards!

Prize winners will be announced shortly after the close date and a summary of findings will be published towards the end of 2021.


FEEDBACK CLOSES ON SUNDAY 7 NoVEMBER @ 5.00PM.


Why do we do an annual survey?

The Quality of Life Survey provides a key source of information about what matters to our community. Most other data sources don’t break down to a district, or town level – so the feedback you provide is highly valuable in helping to shape our policies, plans and advocate on your behalf to government. Having reliable and current evidence makes all the difference!


Why is your participation important this year?

Your feedback will help fundamentally shape a number of really important strategies, policies and plans that QLDC is working on at the moment including the new Climate Action Plan and the Community Wellbeing Strategy.

Our partners at Destination Queenstown and Lake Wanaka Tourism have helped develop questions about the visitor economy and your feedback will be instrumental in feeding into a Destination Management Plan for the district.

We've worked with our partners at the District Health Board and Te Tau Hoka group to develop the health and wellbeing questions.

Council will then bring all their partners together to discuss the results of the survey and work together to develop specific actions.


How did we use previous year's data?

Last year’s survey found that overall quality of life was rated as extremely good (32%) or good (49%), while 16% said their quality of life was average and 3% poor and extremely poor.

The impacts of COVID-19 were being felt across the district and were generally synonymous with changes to employment. Climate change was also a concern for people.

Various projects have been prioritised based on the the past three year's survey findings, such as drafting a climate action plan and holding discussions with the SDHB and Ministry of Health about access to health services. The survey's results have also guided Council decisions including the QLDC 2021-2031 Ten Year Plan.

>> You can read the report from the previous surveys at www.qldc.govt.nz/community-research

Page last updated: 04 October 2021, 10:42