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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.
The GPI counts crime, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, natural resource depletion and soil loss, as costs, not gains, to the economy.
Click on each indicator below to access further information
Public transport use is seen as a key sustainability indicator as it has wide-ranging benefits for the environment, employment options and access to services. It is generally a more energy-efficient means of transport than light passenger vehicles.
The total number of public transport (bus, rail and ferry) boardings divided by the estimated resident population
Ministry of Transport: TMIF TV020
Last updated April 2019
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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