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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.
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
Access to safe, affordable and quality housing is a fundamental determinant of well-being, central to health, stability, and social cohesion. High demand for, and insufficient supply of social housing can result in parts of the population living in inadequate or unaffordable housing conditions. This is likely to result in a range of negative consequences for those people, such as ill-health, financial stress, and a generally lower quality of life.
The average number of households per year on Housing New Zealand waiting lists
Last Updated April 2018
Data available to 2016 only. Priority A (at risk) and B (in serious housing need) included only. 2011 WR-GPI included A,B,C&D lists, as per Housing NZ policy at that time.
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.