Look through the indicators listed below for an insight into the social dimension of progress.
Trend key: Positive change Neutral change Negative change
Trends are assessed in relation to sustainable development.
Since 2000, the gap in participation rates across different ethnic groups has narrowed, and participation rates for all groups have increased
The proportion of adults with at least secondary school qualifications has increased by 16 percent since 1991
Except for 2009, average disposable income has increased every year since 1992
Between 1996 and 2013, health expectancy at birth increased 0.1 years for females and 1.4 years for males
Between 1988 and 2015, income inequality between households with high incomes and those with low incomes widened
Between 1987 and 2012, the rate of death from assault per 100,000 people decreased 40 percent
Since 1988, the proportion of the population in households with low incomes has increased
The proportion of Māori able to hold an everyday conversation in the Māori language has decreased by 3.7 percent between 1996 and 2013
Annual unemployment rate has increased from 1987