The Quality of Life Survey is a biennial survey of resident perceptions of well being in New Zealand's larger urban areas. The random survey of 7,000 respondents includes a sample of around 500 Christchurch residents.
The Quality of Life Survey(external link) is part of the wider Quality of Life Project, which is a partnership between New Zealand's largest councils, and includes Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington, Hutt, Porirua, Christchurch and Dunedin City Councils. Two regional councils (Waikato and Greater Wellington) also participate.
The community outcomes monitoring programme reports on key indicators identified for each of Christchurch's Community Outcomes. This is a useful source of summary information across a broad range of aspects of community wellbeing.