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Innovation, creativity and new endeavours are welcomed and encouraged. Ideas are exchanged across all sectors, resulting in a creative business culture. We have excellent education and research institutions, and benefit from being the seat of government.
Entrepreneurship and innovation, including research and development are important for economic growth and for sustaining a dynamic economy capable of competing successfully on the international stage. A diverse business environment is better able to absorb cyclical downturns and changing market trends. If there is business confidence people are more inclined to venture into entrepreneurial activities as they see the economy able to support new ideas.
Entrepreneurial and innovative community is made up of 4 indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the entrepreneurial and innovative community outcome definition (shown above). Please see below for the raw data available over the 2001 to 2016 study period for each of the entrepreneurial and innovative community indicators.
As with the economic well-being GPI, the available indicator data that forms part of entrepreneurial and innovative community outcome area was used to calculate individual index values for each indicator for each year over the 2001 to 2016 study period. The graph below shows the average of these individual index values, and represents the entrepreneurial and innovative community GPI for the Wellington region from 2001-2016.
Natural disasters (and the cost of cleaning up after them) actually create an increase in GDP, thus counting natural disasters as a benefit to our economy. From a GPI perspective, natural disasters would be a decline in our well-being
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The skills available within a region impact the region’s capacity to support particular industries and consequently its economic outlook. Areas where the requisite skills base and knowledge capacity are in place are more likely to attract particular industries, which will lead to more dynamic economic outcomes. For this indicator, these industries include professional, scientific and technical services occupations.
People employed in highly skilled occupations (scientific research, architecture, engineering, computer systems design, law, accountancy, advertising, market research, management and other consultancy, veterinary science and professional photography-Stats ANZSIC 06 code M) expressed as a percentage of employed people.
Statistics New Zealand Business Frame
Last updated April 2016
Indicators are updated in April and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.
While care has been taken in processing, analysing and extracting information, we cannot guarantee that the information is free from error and we shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of any information, product or service.