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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.
The GPI counts our health-care costs created by smoking, not exercising, eating poorly and becoming obese, as costs, not gains, to the economy.
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Increasing active travel can contribute to important transport outcomes such as reducing congestion and associated air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle costs. It also has the additional benefit of increasing physical activity which improves physical and mental well-being, encourages social interaction and lowers the risk of a number of diseases.
Walking and cycling share of total trip legs (a surveying unit of non-stop travel by a single mode for a single purpose) by people aged 5 and over resident in a main urban area (population centres of 30,000 people or more).
Last updated 25 July 2012
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