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Our local, national and international connections (including our access to them) are efficient, quick and easy. Our communication networks, air and sea ports, roads and public transport systems are world class and enable us to link with others, both within and outside the region.
A region that is well-connected in terms of enabling resident’s access to private and public transport, and technology such as the internet, contributes to their overall well-being. Access to private and public transport increases people’s ability to get to employment, education and medical services, as well as access to the wider community within and outside the region.
Connected community is made up of 10 indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the connected community outcome definition (shown above). Data relating to each individual indicator (for the 2001 to 2015 period) is provided via the menu below. The index that measures change in the connected community outcome (pictured below) shows the composite average of the individual 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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Congestion increases travel time, stress, air pollution and fuel consumption, and impacts people’s quality of life. Ease of movement along Wellington’s strategic road network is central to the efficient transportation of people and goods and to generating economic activity. The average amount of time taken to travel around the region is an indicator of the efficiency of using the road network.
In 2016, the peak AM/PM congestion rate of selected Wellington region roads was 46.4 seconds delay per kilometre travelled. Peak times are 7-9am and 4-6pm.
The average seconds of delay per kilometre travelled on a sample of Wellington’s strategic road networks (Waikanae to Wellington airport; Upper Hutt to Wellington Railway Station; Porirua to Seaview (via SH58); Karori to Island Bay) at peak times of day during the working week.
New Zealand Transport Agency
Last updated April 2017
Data points available only from 2016 as the methodology for collecting and analysing congestion has changed. Indicators are updated in April and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.
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