Monitoring and Statistics

​​​​​​​​Quality of Life in New Zealand's Largest Cities

The Quality of Life survey is a collaborative local government research project. The primary purpose of the survey is to measure residents' perceptions across a range of measures impacting New Zealanders' quality of life. The survey measured the perceptions of more than 7000 residents in Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga, Wellington, Hutt City, Porirua, Christchurch and Dunedin, as well as the Greater Wellington area.

The survey asks people about a range of topics including housing, public transport, their feelings of safety, issues related to community and social networks, as well as perceptions of their local council. It is available in both online and hard copy (printed) format.   ​

The 2018 Quality of Life survey was conducted by the independent research company Nielsen and was jointly funded by the participating councils. 

For more information visit the Quality of Life Project.

​​Residents Survey​

Hamilton City Council has previously undertaken residents surveys to provide information on the use and satisfaction with Council provided services. Council no longer undertakes these and gains this insight from customers in different ways.

​Residents Survey, June 2015


​Residents Survey, August 2014

Note: This survey focused solely on obtaining performance measure information required for Hamilton City Council’s 2013/14 Annual Report.

Residents Survey June 2013 

Hamilton Economic Update

To access a number of reports and indicators about the economic profile and health of the city see Council's Economic Development pages.

Quick Stats about Hamilton (2013 Census)

Quick Stats is a resource document that contains information about the make-up of a city. It is a snapshot in time. This profile of Hamilton focuses on the make-up of the city and is taken from the 2013 Census.

For more information check out the Quick Statistics about Hamilton 2013 Document (PDF, 170KB) or visit Statistics New Zealand.  ​

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