Analytical paper

Social Cohesion in New Zealand (AP 22/01)

This report discusses the evidence base relating to social cohesion in New Zealand. It introduces the relevant concepts and reviews cohesion indicators for New Zealand, including those used in the Living Standards Framework Dashboard.


The views, opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this report are strictly those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the New Zealand Treasury, Stats NZ or the New Zealand Government. The New Zealand Treasury and the New Zealand Government take no responsibility for any errors or omissions in, or for the correctness of, the information contained in this Analytical Paper. Access to the data used in this study was provided by Stats NZ in accordance with security and confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act 1975. The results presented in this study are the work of the author, not Stats NZ.


The Author would like to thank Tracey McIntosh, Hugh Webb, Kecia Painuthara, Tim Hughes, Chris Nees, Danijela Tavich, Diana Cook, Benjamin Stubbing, Hamid Shafiee, and Tim Ng for their comments.