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People's physical and mental health is protected. Living and working environments are safe, and everyone has access to health care. Every opportunity is taken to recognise and encourage good health.
Good health is vital to well-being. Without good health, people are less able to enjoy their lives to the extent they might desire, their options may be limited and their general levels of quality of life and happiness may be reduced. Without good health and the ability to access healthcare, people are less able to actively participate in and contribute to the economic, social and cultural life of the region.
Healthy community is made up of 11 indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the healthy outcome definition (defined above). Data relating to each individual indicator (for the 2001 to 2017 period) is provided via the menu below. The index that measures change in the healthy community index (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
Click on each indicator below to access further information
The number of deaths and injuries on our roads is a direct reflection of road safety and security. This includes driver behaviour as well as road maintenance and design. Motor vehicle crashes are a major cause of premature death, especially among younger age groups. Death, injury and disability resulting from motor vehicle crashes inflict pain and suffering on individuals, families and communities, and can also result in significant financial hardship. Major motor vehicle crashes also impact on other road users, emergency service providers, health workers and others.
The number of reported road injuries expressed as a rate per 100,000 people.
Data accessed through NZTAs Crash Analysis System
Last updated April 2018
Indicators are updated in April 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.