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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.
Using GDP, smoking has traditionally been counted as a benefit to the economy. With a GPI, smoking is regarded as a cost
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Access to communication via the internet enables social contact with friends and family in the absence of frequent face-to-face contact. The internet is also becoming an increasingly important means of accessing a wide range of information and services, including government services. People who are unable to access information technologies, or who lack the skills to use them, may risk being excluded from some social, educational, cultural and economic opportunities. This may adversely affect 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 September 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.
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.