Thriving Rangatahi Population Explorer

Halving the number of excluded and disadvantaged rangatahi in Aotearoa by 2027 is a courageous goal.

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For us and our partners to have confidence we are making progress towards this vision, we need a clear snapshot of the current realities for young people, and the ability to track changes over time.

The Vodafone Foundation’s Thriving Rangatahi Population Explorer is a free interactive digital tool which draws on government data. Launching in May 2021, this tool will allow users to gather precise population-level data. We can explore, for example, how young people living in Invercargill are faring in areas like education, health, housing, income, and employment. It can also tell us how often these rangatahi are interacting with protective services or the justice system; how they perceive their own level of wellbeing, their cultural identity, and their level of social connectedness.

The Thriving Rangatahi Population Explorer is a work in progress. We’ll be sharing access to the tool, and publishing more information about the data, data analysis and governance once the Population Explorer is released later in May.