Society - Civic and cultural participation by demographics 2021
LGBT+: people whose gender is different from their sex recorded at birth (transgender, or another gender/non-binary), OR report a sexual identity other than heterosexual (gay or lesbian, bisexual, or another sexual identity).
WGSS: the Washington Group Short Set (WGSS) of questions on disability asked respondents about difficulties they have doing certain activities: seeing (even with glasses), hearing (even with hearing aids), walking or climbing stairs, remembering or concentrating, self-care, and communicating.
WGESS: the Washington Group Enhanced Short Set of questions contains additional questions on upper body functioning, fine motor skills, and experience of anxiety or depression. These questions identify a broader group of disabled people.
Voting questions were asked of people 18 and over.
For questions about participation in Māori cultural activities and attendance at cultural activities, people who participated in the last 12 months were then asked how often they did that activity in the previous 4 weeks.
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Limitations of the data
Data with high sampling errors should be used with caution. Estimates with high relative sampling errors (RSEs) between 50 and 100 percent are considered unreliable for most uses.
The data collection began on 1 April 2021, a year after the first COVID-19 lockdown, and finished early, on 17 August 2021, due to the first community outbreak of the Delta variant. The survey was unable to go back into the field.
The reduced collection period for GSS 2021 resulted in a smaller sample size compared with previous GSS collections, and the sampling errors on the estimates produced were larger. The response rate for the sample from April through to the end of August was 75.9 percent.
For more information: https://www.stats.govt.nz/methods/impacts-of-shortened-data-collection-on-2021-wellbeing-statistics
Data provided by
New Zealand General Social Survey: Civic and cultural participation 2021
How to find the data
At the URL provided, download 'Wellbeing statistics: 2021 – civic and cultural participation' Excel spreadsheet.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: New Zealand General Social Survey: Civic and cultural participation 2021
From the dataset New Zealand General Social Survey: Civic and cultural participation 2021, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: CivicCSVDataFile
- Provided: 8,342 data points
Dataset originally released on:
September 29, 2022
About this dataset
Wellbeing statistics: 2021 (supplementary) presents supplementary data from the 2021 General Social Survey (GSS), adding to the data released in Wellbeing statistics: 2021 in July 2022.
Purpose of collection
This data is presented in four topics: social networks, family, and sense of belonging; civic and cultural participation; volunteering; and satisfaction with the natural environment.
Method of collection/Data provider
Stats NZ use household and personal questionnaires to collect the data. One individual in the household completes the household questionnaire, which collects information about all the usually resident people in that household (eg family relationships and household income). Stats NZ randomly select one individual in the household aged 15 years or over to answer the personal questionnaire.
GSS 2021 has a reduced sample size of 3,484 person responses, this compares with approximately 8,000-8,500 for a normal 12-month collection.