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All members of our community prosper from a strong and growing economy. A thriving business sector attracts and retains a skilled and productive workforce.
A prosperous community is one in which there is a job market in which employment is growing, unemployment is low, incomes are relatively high and evenly distributed and people are well-educated. Having a decent income is a crucial element contributing to quality of life because most basic needs such as food, water, shelter, health care and many forms of recreation have to be purchased. The valuable services resulting from unpaid household and community work also contribute directly to our well-being and prosperity.
The prosperous community outcome is made up of eight indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the outcome definition (shown above). Please see below for the data relating to each of the prosperous community indicators.
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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People whose home and workplace are located in the same area are more likely to shop locally and be more engaged in the local community, contributing to community resilience and increasing social connectedness. Local employment provides numerous co-benefits, for example shorter commute distances result in lower fuel costs and a reduction in transport-related greenhouse gas emissions and can improve health outcomes through increased commuter walking and cycling.
Total trips to work from the same area expressed as a percentage of the total number of trips to work in the Wellington region
Customised Journey to Work Tables from Statistics New Zealand: Census
Last updated July 2014
Data points available only for 2001, 2006 and 2013.
Indicators are updated in May and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.
Area refers to sectors which are larger than suburbs but smaller than Territorial Authority boundaries. For example: Wellington CBD, Wellington East, Lower Hutt North and Paraparaumu.
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.