Canterbury Wellbeing Index

The Canterbury Wellbeing Index brings together high quality information about community wellbeing in Christchurch City, Selwyn District and Waimakariri District.

The Index is now available online and is organised into three main sections:

  • Our Wellbeing – describing the wellbeing of the greater Christchurch population across 56 indicators, organised into ten domains.
  • He Tohu Ora – focusing on Māori conceptualisations of wellbeing across 19 indicators
  • Our Population – describing the population of greater Christchurch across ten indicators

The Index draws from the data of many local and national agencies and incorporates information from the Canterbury Wellbeing Survey . It is kept up to date as new data become available.

The Index was initially produced by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) annually from 2013 to 2015. Community and Public Health have produced the Index since CERA was disestablished in 2016.

No Index was produced in 2017, as a comprehensive review of the Index was undertaken by Canterbury DHB, with the assistance of partner agencies.

Previous Canterbury Wellbeing Index Reports

2016 Canterbury Wellbeing Index

June 2015 Canterbury Wellbeing Index

June 2014 Canterbury Wellbeing Index

June 2013 Canterbury Wellbeing Index

For more information, contact:

Canterbury Wellbeing Index Team
Ph:+64 3 364 1777


Ring the Canterbury Support Line on 0800 777 846, if you are finding it hard and need support.

You will be able to talk to someone about accessing the kind of support you need.


Page last updated: 28/11/2018

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