While 81% (n=2313) of people think it is important to feel a sense of community with their neighbours, only 59% (n=1682) actually feel a sense of community with their neighbours.
The majority of respondents say they understand the issues facing their neighbourhood both now (67%, n=2097) and in the future (59%, n=1840).
What you told us
"We are extraordinarily fortunate to have most of the connectors in our neighbourhood, pub, church, school, pool, community centre and a beach where we all meet up at in summer. we also have a fabulous access to nature through walking tracks."
"I think we are most cohesive in times of emergency. At other times we wish to live independently from our neighbours and maintain space and quietness. However, we know the roots and connections are there."
"People generally just keep to themselves. We only know some of our immediate neighbours."