Environment

Community facilities

A number of questions included in the Canterbury Wellbeing Survey ask respondents about their satisfaction with various aspects of their everyday life. One of these questions asks survey respondents to rate their satisfaction with local community facilities.

This indicator presents the proportion of those 18 years and over satisfied or very satisfied with local community facilities [8]. This question is new for 2018 and will be presented as a time-series in future reporting.

The figure shows that 68.8 percent of all respondents to the 2018 Canterbury Wellbeing Survey indicated that they were satisfied or very satisfied with local community facilities. There were higher levels of satisfaction with local community facilities in Waimakariri District and Selwyn District, compared with Christchurch City (77.4%, 74.8%, and 66.8% respectively). The satisfaction levels for Waimakariri District and Selwyn District are not statistically different from one another, but are significantly higher than for Christchurch City.

The figure shows differences by ethnicity in the proportion of respondents who indicated that they were satisfied or very satisfied with local community facilities in greater Christchurch. The figure shows a higher proportion satisfied or very satisfied for European and Māori respondents, compared with Pacific/Asian/Indian respondents (69.1%, 70.4%, and 61% respectively). The proportion for European respondents is statistically significantly higher than for Pacific/Asian/Indian respondents but is not different from the proportion for Māori respondents.

The figure shows some differences by age group in the proportion of respondents who indicated that they were satisfied or very satisfied with local community facilities. The figure shows lower levels of satisfaction (a lower percentage satisfied or very satisfied) for the younger age groups (61.9% for 18–24 years group and 60.7% for 25–34 years group) compared with the older age groups (for example, 76% for the 65+ age group). These differences were statistically significant between the two younger age groups (18–24 and 25–34 years) and the 35 to 49 and 65+ age groups, in 2018.

The figure shows a statistically significant difference in the proportion of female and male respondents in greater Christchurch who indicated that they were satisfied or very satisfied with local community facilities (females 73% and males 64.5%).

The figure shows no statistically significant differences in the proportion of respondents in greater Christchurch who indicated that they were satisfied or very satisfied with local community facilities, by income level (64.4% for <$30,000 to 70.9% for $100,000+ annual household income).

The figure shows no statistically significant difference in the proportion of respondents in greater Christchurch who indicated that they were satisfied or very satisfied with local community facilities, by long-term health condition or disability (64.5% with a long-term health condition or disability and 70.1% without).

Data Sources

Source: Canterbury District Health Board.
Survey/data set: Canterbury Wellbeing Survey, 2018. Access publicly available data from the Community and Public Health (Canterbury DHB) website www.cph.co.nz/your-health/wellbeing-survey/
Source data frequency: Annually.

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Updated: 21/11/2018