Our State of the Nation reports and others explore the extent of progress being made in New Zealand across key social indicators of children, crime and punishment, work and incomes, social hazards, and housing. This section also includes our annual reports on the current state of housing in New Zealand as well as other recent reports.
The 2016 Beyond The Prison report says changes must be made to how prisoners re-enter society for New Zealanders to feel safe and secure in their homes and communities.
No young person must be allowed to leave school to nothing—no job, no further training, no hope. The Salvation Army is issuing this challenge to the New Zealand community in a report titled ‘What Next?’.
The latest report from the Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit examines how even just a small dip in economic fortunes could see many more Kiwi families fall into poverty and severe social distress, despite recent economic upturn.
The latest report from the Social Policy & Parliamentary Unit looks at the issue of housing baby boomers in their retirement.
The 'Invisible in the SuperCity' report examines hidden homelessness in Auckland.
The 2015 Hard Times report examines homlessness in West Auckland.
The 'Mixed Fortunes' report examines the geography of advantage and disadvantage in New Zealand.
The Salvation Army's 2015 State of the Nation report, demonstrates that currently New Zealand is a place where not everyone gets support to climb the mountains they face.
A 2014 update on the state of Pasifika people in New Zealand.
To comment or for information or printed copies of reports, please contact:
The Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit
PO Box 76249, Manukau 2241
DD: +64 9 261 0886
Email: Social Policy Unit