Auckland is a diverse and increasingly changing city that faces a rapidly growing population and changing demographics as well as being subject to global trends on how people participate and engage in sport and recreation.
As a sport sector, it is increasingly important to have the knowledge and insights to adapt with these changes and be at the forefront of gathering new insights to ensure we are meeting the needs and wants of the Aucklanders we service.
At Aktive we are committed to service the Auckland Sport sector by participating in or leading research that will help sports adapt to this changing Auckland.
Below is some of the current research and tools to help understand the changing Auckland.
Sport New Zealand Research and Tools
This tool provides information on demographics, demographics trends, participation data from the Active NZ survey, information on sport in schools from the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council data, as well as health information from the Ministry of Health.
Value of Sport Report
This report explores the value of sport to New Zealanders, their communities and our country.
Voice of Participant Survey
Sport NZ’s club experience survey has been developed for NSOs to understand club level player experiences and how they might adapt to meet people’s changing needs.
Economic Value of Sport to Auckland 2015
This report looks at the economic value of sport to the Auckland region.
Active Citizens Worldwide
Active Citizens Worldwide (ACW) is a global initiative set up to help cities across the world achieve a positive step-change in the physical activity levels of its citizens, through multi-city collaboration, best-practice sharing and global benchmarking. Aktive has signed up Auckland to be one of the founding cities along side London and Singapore.
Aktive, Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ) and Auckland Council engaged innovate change to run a social innovation process in order to help more people, particularly Samoan and Indian Aucklanders, get involved in sport and recreation. Read the Insights and Implementation Framework document below.
Statistics NZ project that Auckland’s population will grow from 1.6 million in 2016, to 1.9-2.1 million in 2028, and 2.0-2.6 million in 2043. These projections are based on assumptions around births, deaths and immigration and the range represents various scenarios.
For more information see the below Stats NZ reports;
Subnational Population Projections
Auckland’s Future Population Under Alternative Migration Scenarios
Sport NZ Future of Sport Report
This report looks at New Zealand’s future over 2015 to 2039 and the opportunities and challenges for sport.
Australia Future of Sport Report
This report identifies six megatrends likely to shape the Australian sport sector over the next 30 years.
Other Useful Resources
A collection of research, information, analysis and data about Auckland’s communities, economy and environment.
Growing up in NZ
This longitudinal study tracks the development of approximately 7,000 New Zealand children from before birth until they are young adults.
Healthy Auckland Together Monitoring report
This report monitors how Auckland’s environment is contributing to the obesity levels of Aucklanders.
Ministry of Health NZ physical activity resources
A collection of resources to help promote physical activity in New Zealanders.
World Health Organisation physical activity resources
Resources on physical activity from the World Health Organisation
Link to WHO Global Action Plan on physical activity Read here
Auckland Sport and Recreation Strategic Action Plan
The Auckland Sport and Recreation Strategic Action Plan (ASARSAP) sets out:
- a common vision for improving sport and recreation across Auckland
- the actions that must be taken to achieve this vision
- the role the council and other organisations will play.
Auckland Council Annual plan 2017/18
Sport NZ Statement of performance expectations 2017/18
This Statement outlines the performance expectations for Sport New Zealand Group (Sport NZ and High Performance Sport New Zealand) for the year ending 30 June 2018, covering service performance and forecast financial statements.