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Our connections and access are efficient, quick and easy - locally, nationally and internationally. Our communication networks, air and sea ports, roads and public transport systems are world class and enable us to link well 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). Please see below for the raw data available over the 2001 to 2010 study period for each of the connected community indicators.
As with the social well-being GPI, the available indicator data that forms part of the connected community outcome area was used to calculate individual index values for each indicator for each year over the 2001 to 2010 study period. The graph below shows the average of these individual index values, and represents the connected community GPI for the Wellington region from 2001-2010.
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This indicator gives a measure of people’s access to public transport. This facilitates their ability to access health services and programs, education and employment. It also reduces dependence on private vehicles which has positive benefits for the environment. Limited access to public transport can result in social isolation so it is especially important for the elderly to have access.
The number of people living within 400m (distance measured along the roading network) of a public transport stop with a regular service expressed as a function of the usually resident population count on census night.
Last updated 25 July 2012
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