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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 2017 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.
Natural disasters (and the cost of cleaning up after them) actually create an increase in GDP, thus counting natural disasters as a benefit to our economy. From a GPI perspective, natural disasters would be a decline in our well-being
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Crime and fear of crime has a corrosive effect on individuals and communities in terms of personal security, the enjoyment of an area for recreation, community trust and cohesion, and general amenity. Crimes against property, such as burglary, vehicle offences and other theft offences, have been shown to cause considerable mental distress for residents, including depression and anxiety.
The number of recorded crimes in the categories unlawful entry with intent/burglary, break and enter; theft and related; property damage expressed as a rate per 10,000 people.
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.
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