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Living in the Wellington region is enjoyable, and people feel safe. A variety of healthy and affordable lifestyles can be pursued. Our art, sport, recreation and entertainment scenes are enjoyed by all community members – and attract visitors.
A peaceful, harmonious and secure society is a vital and profound social asset that directly benefits the economy and the quality of life of its citizens. Therefore, if people’s perceptions of their overall quality of life are high then this tends to relate positively to their personal well-being. Lack of affordable housing can result in parts of the population living in crowded and inadequate housing which can impact on health and other social outcomes.
Quality lifestyle is made up of 13 indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the quality lifestlye community outcome definition (shown above). Please see below for the raw data available over the 2001 to 2010 study period for each of the quality lifestyle community indicators.
As with the social well-being GPI, the available indicator data that forms part of the quality lifestyle 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 quality lifestyle community GPI for the Wellington region from 2001-2010.
The GPI counts crime, pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, natural resource depletion and soil loss, as costs, not gains, to the economy.
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Addressing disadvantage is a key sustainability challenge. Persons and households experiencing low incomes, low levels of education and under-employment are less likely than others to have access to affordable housing, and to have the ability to secure a good quality of life for themselves and their families, now and in the future.
The number of people living in areas rated deciles 8, 9 or 10 (most deprived) on the NZ Deprivation Index (a measure of relative socio-economic deprivation) expressed as a function of the resident population.
Last updated 26 July 2012
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