Prevalence of psychological distress

The data in this indicator is no longer being updated.

Stats NZ is developing well-being indicators, Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand - Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa, to track New Zealand’s progress. As the well-being indicators have similar aims to the NZ Progress Indicators and NZ Social Indicators, we are reviewing the future of these existing indicators.

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Why is this important for social statistics?

Psychological distress is a risk factor for mental illness, which can take a huge toll on individuals and their families, society, and the economy.  

This indicator measures the proportion of people (aged 15 years and over) who have high or very high levels of psychological distress.

Information about the data has more about psychological distress.

Downloadable file:

excel icon. Prevalence of psychological distress – tables (Excel, 2 sheets, 17kb)

Includes breakdowns by age group, ethnic group, and sex.

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