Perceived group discrimination

Why is this important for social statistics?

We measure this because freedom from discrimination is vital to democracy. People and groups who are discriminated against may not be able to participate fully in society. Discrimination also affects mental and physical well-being.

This indicator measures the proportion of people (aged 18 years and over) who said selected groups are the targets of ‘some’ or a ‘great deal’ of discrimination.

Downloadable file:

excel icon.  Perceived group discrimination – tables (Excel, 4 sheets, 20kb)

Includes breakdowns by discriminated group in New Zealand (based on prompted and unprompted answers), as well as by discriminated group within the European Union.

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