The Western Bay of Plenty covers the region from Waihi Beach in the north to Paengaroa to the east and Pyes Pa to the south, and includes Tauranga and Mount Maunganui. The rapid growth that the area has experienced in recent years is reported to be putting pressure on resources and services working to alleviate social issues such as family harm, drug and alcohol addiction, violence and abuse, poverty and mental illness. This report was initiated by SociaLink to better understand the social issues in the WBOP and as much as possible compare its experiences with the national average to see how we fare in comparison to other parts of the country The Living Standards Framework is used to describe the wellbeing domains the government reported on in the 2019 budget. The wellbeing areas are subjective well being, civic engagement and governance, cultural identify, health, housing, income and consumption, knowledge and skills, safety and security and social connections. The report is based on secondary research from multiple sources including government websites, local organisations and external research.