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* 1. What is your ethnicity?

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* 2. What is your age group?

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* 3. What is your combined household income per year?

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* 4. Do you own your own vehicle?

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* 5. Where do you live?

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* 6. How long have you lived in your current town/settlement?

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* 7. What type of house do you currently live in?

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* 8. What is your housing tenure?

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* 9. If you rent the house or a room in the house you live in, how much do you pay each week?

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* 10. When was your current home built?

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* 11. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being not important and 10 being very important) what factors were important in the choice of your current home or place of living?

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There was limited choice so I had to make do.
The house or room was within my budget.
I could live close to my family.
I needed to be cared for.
I needed to live in an assisted care community eg. retirement complex.
I wanted to live in a communal house as this is important to my culture.
I liked the feel of the neighbourhood.
I could walk/cycle to work.
I could walk to shops/cafes.
I could walk or bike to a local park.
The house was new and surrounded by new houses.
The house was new and surrounded by older houses.
My neighbours were different to me (eg. varied age, ethnicity)
My neighbours were similar to me (eg. age, ethnicity)
My kids were able to walk or cycle to school.
There are good connections to walking and cycling tracks.
The house was close to healthcare facilities.
The house was close to community activities eg. recreation centre, other hobbies.
The house was warm and well insulated.
There were the right number of bedrooms.
I had my own backyard/garden.
There was a shared backyard/garden area.

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* 12. What is your household composition?

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* 13. How many people live in your household?

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* 14. What is the age of people that live in your house? Please choose as many categories as relevant.

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* 15. Do you have friends/family living with you to help pay your rent or mortgage?

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* 16. Do you rent a room in your house to help make a mortgage or rental payment?

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* 17. If you are a superannuitant, is superannuation your only source of income?

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* 18. If you own a property, is it unoccupied (empty) for periods of greater than 3 months at a time?

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* 19. If you rent out property other than your own house, is this for short term periods (less than 3 months at a time) or long-term (greater than 3 months at a time?)

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* 20. On a scale of 1-10 (1 being least important, 10 being most important), please rate the following factors that Council has the ability to influence through its District Plan:

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There is a diverse range of affordable housing in Oamaru.
There is a wider variety of housing to meet the cultural needs of its residents, people with disabilities and older people eg. Abbeyfield housing, community housing, tiny houses, secondary dwellings for other family members.
There are good design guidelines in place to guide developers in designing new development.
There is enough outdoor living space around houses eg. backyard.
There is good on-site landscaping eg. trees/scrubs in the backyard.
There is good landscaping on the streets.
Houses/units are no more than 2 storeys high.
Houses are well positioned to make the most of natural light.
Houses are designed to maximise solar gain from the sun.
Parking needs of residents and visitors have been well considered.
Houses are easily accessed by vehicle.
There is sufficient on-site turning space for a motor vehicle .
The design of housing promotes a safe environment.
The house design respects the local character of the area.
Housing is close to amenities eg. health, education, retail, work.
New houses are encouraged to be clustered together rather than scattered through the town close to older houses.

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