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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). Data relating to each individual indicator (for the 2001 to 2016 period) is provided via the menu below. The index that measures change in the quality lifestyle 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
Click on each indicator below to access further information
Crimes against people have a negative effect on communities through the direct impact to victims and the indirect impact to the wider community due to the fear of crime. Studies show that the violent crime rate has a negative impact on the mental well-being of non-victims. The incidence of crime is both a cause and symptom of low quality of life, and is associated with poverty, unemployment, exclusion and the need for support services.
The number of recorded crimes in the categories homicide and related; acts intended to cause injury; sexual assault and related; dangerous or negligent acts endangering persons; abduction, harassment and related against a person expressed as a rate per 10,000 people.
Statistics New Zealand: Recorded offences
Last updated March 2016
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.