Families and Whānau Wellbeing Research Programme

The wellbeing of families and whānau is an essential cornerstone for maintaining healthy, happy and productive individuals who are the backbone of a flourishing country.

Superu’s Families and Whānau Status Report is published annually and measures how New Zealand families and whānau are faring across a range of wellbeing indicators.

The Families and Whānau Status Report is published in accordance with the Families Commission Amendment Act 2014. 

Here you will find:

Families and Whanau Status Report 2017

This is the fifth in a series of annual reports on the wellbeing of families and whānau. Our 2017 research suggests it's important to apply a whole-of-family focus to current and proposed policies to increase the likelihood that they are responsive to families’ needs and produce positive outcomes for all their members.

 

 

Families and Whanau Status Report - Research summary

This is a summary of the Families and Whānau Status Report 2017.                                      

   

Patterns of multiple disadvantage across New Zealand families

To analyse the prevalence and types of disadvantage faced by New Zealand families, Superu created a measure of multiple disadvantage. We used this measure to analyse results from the General Social Survey 2014. This report covers how we created the measure, the preliminary findings and the insights we have gained from this process, and where to from here.

   

Multiple Disadvantage Measures Catalogue

We have reviewed the available literature about multiple disadvantage and developed a Multiple Disadvantage Measures Catalogue. It presents New Zealand and international information about existing measures of multiple disadvantage in one place, and in a more accessible and summarised form.

   

Families: universal functions, culturally diverse values

When thinking about the wellbeing of diverse families, it's important to consider the influence of cultural values as these shape not only who is part of the family unit but also the overall levels of wellbeing of the family. This At A Glance presents key findings drawn from the 2015 and 2016 Status Reports to describe how cultural values influence family functioning in a society that is increasingly diverse.

   

Subjective whanau wellbeing in Te Kupenga

This report addresses a substantial gap in the quantitative evidence base about whānau wellbeing. It is also the first report to undertake a detailed analysis of self-assessed whānau wellbeing in Te Kupenga.

   

Subjective whanau wellbeing in Te Kupenga - research summary

This is a summary of the 'Subjective whānau wellbeing in Te Kupenga' report.

   

At A Glance: Expressions of whanau

This At A Glance provides an overview of the model of relational whakapapa whanau, developed as part of our analysis of data from the first Maori Social Survey (Te Kupenga) 2013.

This At A Glance is a companion piece to our report on 'Subjective whanau wellbeing in Te Kupenga'.

   

 

Families and Whanau 2016

Families and Whānau Status Report 2016

This is the fourth in a series of annual reports on the wellbeing of families and whānau in New Zealand. In 2016, we focused on ethnic differences in how our families are faring, a greater understanding of what Māori describe as ‘whānau’ and how different cultures define ‘family’.

   
 Families and Whanau 2016 technical report

Families and Whānau Technical Companion Report 2016

This report contains the details and analysis that sit behind the Families and Whānau Status Report 2016.

   
Families and Whānau Research Summary 2016

Families and Whānau Research Summary 2016

This is a summary of the research findings from the Families and Whānau Status Report 2016. It provides a greater level of detail than the At a Glance.

   
At a Glance: Families and Whānau Status Report 2016

At a Glance: Families and Whānau Status Report 2016

This is a high-level overview of the Families and Whānau Status Report 2016 and shows how our families are faring using infographics.

   
Whānau Rangatiratanga Frameworks Research Report

Whānau Rangatiratanga Frameworks Research Report 2016
This report outlines Superu’s framework for measuring whānau wellbeing and the critical thinking behind it. It discusses why these measures are important and how they can ultimately improve the wellbeing of Māori.

   

Family wellbeing in the regions - factsheets

Here you’ll find regional data on the wellbeing of families and whānau across the different regions of New Zealand.

   
infographics

Families and Whānau Infographics 2016

These infographics are from the Family and Whānau Status Report 2016. These images are royalty free and can be used anywhere as long as Superu is appropriately attributed.

   
Families and Whanau Supplementary Data Sheets

Supplementary Data Sheets 2016 - Data by region and ethnicity

These workbooks supplement the tables shown in the Families and Whānau Status Report 2016 and the Families and Whānau Status Report Technical Companion 2016.

   
Families and Whanau Status Report 2015

Families and Whānau Status Report 2015

In the 2015 report, we present New Zealand family and whānau well-being indicators using family and whānau frameworks developed for this purpose.  The findings have implications across the social sector and in particular for social development, housing, education, health, economic development and māori development.

   
Families and Whanau Status Report 2015

Family and Whānau Status Report Technical Companion 2015

This report complements the Families and Whānau Status Report 2015. It provides detailed information about how well-being indicators were selected, the full range of responses for these indicators, and case study qualitative vignettes.

   
Families and Whanau 2015 Research Summary

Families and Whānau Research Summary 2015

This provides a summary of the research findings in the Families and Whānau Status Report 2015. In the 2015 report, we present New Zealand family and whānau well-being indicators using family and whānau frameworks developed for this purpose. 

   
At a Glance: Families and Whanau 2015

At a Glance: Frameworks to measure family and whānau wellbeing 2015

This presents the Family Wellbeing and Whānau Rangatiratanga Frameworks used in the Families and Whānau Status Report 2015 and the Superu wellbeing research programme.

   
At a Glance: Demographic Overview of Families in NZ

At a Glance: Demographic overview of families in New Zealand 2015

This presents a high level demographic overview of the family types used in the Families and Whānau Status Report 2015. It is based on 2013 New Zealand Census of Population and Dwelling's data.

   
Whanau Rangatiratanga 2015

WHĀNAU RANGATIRATANGA: The Whānau Wellbeing Frameworks Poster 2015

This poster was displayed at the Healing Our Spirit Worldwide 2015 event. It shows the Whānau Wellbeing Frameworks that were used in the Families and Whānau Status Report 2015.

   

Services and support for families and whānau in Christchurch

Services and support for families and whānau in Christchurch, November 2014

This report seeks to understand what services, support and information Christchurch families and whānau need to build resilience and aid in their psychosocial recovery from the earthquakes.

   

Families and Whanau Status Report 2014, June 2014

The purpose of this report is to set out the proposed Family and Whānau Wellbeing Frameworks and discuss how these will be used to measure and monitor family and whānau wellbeing. In developing our thinking about how to measure family and whānau wellbeing, we recognise that the concept of family and what is valued can differ by culture.

   
Families and Whanau Status Report 2013

Families and Whanau Status Report 2013, August 2013

This report builds a platform on which we can measure and monitor the wellbeing of families and whānau, and provides a starting point to identify where further research or data is needed. It presents insights and initial thinking around what is required to enable us to engage in measuring family and whānau wellbeing.

 

Date published: 
30 Jun 2015
Last update: 19 Jul 2017