Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

More than 40% of Aucklanders struggle to make ends meet

Over 40% of Aucklanders don’t have enough money to meet every day needs or say they only just do. So says Stats NZ’s just released two-yearly NZ General Social Survey. This further makes the point that a 10% rates increase will be a big deal for many Aucklanders. Better (and perhaps surprising) news is we have the lowest percentage of people with poor health, and the highest with excellent health. And although housing prices are a problem, housing condition seems not to be. More information can be found at NZ General Social Survey


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