22 May 2013

Cosmopolitan Auckand compared to sophisticated Wellington

10:23 am on 22 May 2013

A report on the country's overall health and well-being has put some fresh gloss on the image of Wellington which the Prime Minister recently described as dying.

The market research company Roy Morgan has released its latest state-of-the-nation report in which it surveys about 12,000 people every year.

This year's report compares Auckland to Wellington.

Roy Morgan chief executive Michele Levine, says Auckland has emerged as a younger, fast-growing and more cosmopolitan city.

In contrast, she says, Wellington comes across as more affluent and sophisticated.

Ms Levine says Wellington boasts a cheaper housing market, superior public transport and the highest average household incomes.