Satisfaction with free time

The data in this indicator is no longer being updated.

Stats NZ is developing well-being indicators, Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand - Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa, to track New Zealand’s progress. As the well-being indicators have similar aims to the NZ Progress Indicators and NZ Social Indicators, we are reviewing the future of these existing indicators.

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Why is this important for social statistics?

We measure people’s satisfaction with their amount of free time because leisure is a crucial part of a balanced lifestyle. It’s time when people can do what they want to, separate from work and other commitments.

This indicator measures the proportion of people aged 15 years and over who reported having ‘the right amount of free time’.

Downloadable file:

excel icon. Satisfaction with free time – tables (Excel, 4 sheets, 34kb)

Includes breakdowns by sex, age group, and ethnic group.

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