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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.
A GPI is an attempt to measure whether a nation’s or a region's growth, increased production of goods, and expanding services have actually resulted in the improvement of the well-being of the people in the region.
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Crime, and fear of crime, impacts negatively on the community in terms of personal security, the attractiveness of an area for recreation and on general amenity. The incidence of crime is both a cause and symptom of low quality of life, and is associated with poverty, 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.
Last updated 26 July 2012
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