Our surveys

We manage surveys to monitor key health indicators, behaviours and attitudes of New Zealanders.


Health and Lifestyles Survey

The Health and Lifestyles Survey is a national in-home survey that measures New Zealanders’ behaviours, attitudes and knowledge on a range of health and lifestyle topics including food and drink, smoking, vaping, gambling, wellbeing and being out in the sun. This is a biennial monitor and it has been carried out since 2008. Results from the 2020 survey are now being released.

You can find the following at the links below:

CBG Health Research Ltd, an independent research company, carried out the 2020 survey for Te Hiringa Hauora. CBG Health Research can be contacted on 0800 478 783.

For more information regarding the 2020 HLS survey results.

Alcohol Use in New Zealand Survey

The Alcohol Use in New Zealand Survey, also known as What you think about drink, covers alcohol consumption and behaviours, attitudes and beliefs about drinking. NielsenIQ, an independent research company, carries out the survey and can be contacted on 0800 400 402.

Te Hiringa Hauora has undertaken an annual alcohol monitoring survey in some form since 2005, most recently the Attitudes and Behaviours towards Alcohol Survey. Reports from earlier surveys can be found on the research publications page.

New Zealand Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey

The New Zealand Mental Health and Wellbeing Survey (MHWS), also known as the Mental Health Monitor, is a national in-home survey of New Zealanders’ views and experiences relating to mental health and wellbeing. Three waves of this survey were carried out – one each in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

The 2018 MHWS questionnaire can be found here.

The 2018 MHWS method report can be found here.

Analysis and outputs from the MHWS can be found here. 

New Zealand Youth Tobacco Monitor

ASH Year 10 Snapshot survey

The ASH Year 10 Snapshot is an annual survey used to gain smoking and vaping prevalence data for Year 10 students, as well as in-depth information on attitudes to tobacco and youth culture and lifestyles.

The survey is run by Action for Smokefree 2025 (ASH). More information on this survey can be found on ASH’s website.

Search for previous surveys and corresponding reports on our research publications page.


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