Rotorua has come in the bottom half of the pile when it comes to wellbeing in eight of nine key areas outlined in a new report.

This month Infometrics released its Regional Wellbeing report comparing different regions' wellbeing and penned by senior economist Brad Olsen and chief forecaster Gareth Kiernan.

The report used 30 indicators across nine areas, or domains, to measure wellbeing.

They were civic engagement and governance, environment, health, housing, income and consumption, jobs and earnings, knowledge and skills, safety and social connections.


Overall they found wellbeing was significantly higher in metropolitan centres than in provincial areas.