Look through the indicators listed below for an insight into the social dimension of progress.

Trend key: Tick Positive change   Neutral change  Cross Negative change
Trends are assessed in relation to sustainable development.

  • Access to early childhood education

    Tick Since 2000, the gap in participation rates across different ethnic groups has narrowed, and participation rates for all groups have increased

  • Adult educational attainment

    Tick The proportion of adults with at least secondary school qualifications has increased by 16 percent since 1991

  • Disposable income

    Tick  Except for 2009, average disposable income has increased every year since 1992

  • Health expectancy

    Tick  Between 1996 and 2013, health expectancy at birth increased 0.1 years for females and 1.4 years for males

  • Income inequality

    Cross  Between 1988 and 2015, income inequality between households with high incomes and those with low incomes widened

  • Physical safety

    Tick  Between 1987 and 2012, the rate of death from assault per 100,000 people decreased 40 percent

  • Population with low incomes

    Cross Since 1988, the proportion of the population in households with low incomes has increased

  • Speakers of te reo Māori

      The proportion of Māori able to hold an everyday conversation in the Māori language has decreased by 3.7 percent between 1996 and 2013

  • Unemployment rate

    Cross Annual unemployment rate has increased from 1987

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