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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.
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
Click on each indicator below to access further information
Access to communication via the internet helps to maintain social connectedness. It enables social contact with friends and family in the absence of frequent face-to-face contact. The internet is an important means of accessing a wide range of information and services. People who are unable to access information technologies, or who are without the skills to use them, run the risk of being excluded from possible social, educational, cultural and economic benefits. This may have adverse effects on their educational outcomes, employment prospects and other aspects of well-being.
The number of households with access to the internet expressed as a function of the total number of households
Last updated 25 July 2012
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.