Social » Quality Lifestyle

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.

What is Quality Lifestyle?

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.

People on Mt Aston slopes

Quality lifestyle GPI, 2001-2016

What this means

The quality lifestyle GPI has fluctuated over time, and the 2016 result is only 0.6% higher than the result in 2001. Shifts have been observed for some of the individual values within the indicators. Between 2001 and 2016 across the Wellington region, five indicators in the quality lifestyle index improved, six declined, and two remained fairly stable.

Did you know?

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

13 Indicators are being used to track Quality Lifestyle in the Wellington region

Click on each indicator below to access further information


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Visitor guest nights

Why is this indicator important?

Tourism contributes significantly to the local economy. Infrastructure developed to serve the visitor market may also benefit local residents, enhancing the potential for improving quality of life in the region.

Visitor guest nights, 2001-2016

Findings

  • In 2016, the number of visitor guest nights in the Wellington region was 2,680,000.
  • The number of visitor guest nights in the Wellington region increased each year between 2001 and 2008, and has consistently increased since 2012.

Visitor guest nights

Definition and data details

Indicator Definition

The number of guest nights, where a guest night is equivalent to one guest spending one night at an establishment, at short-term (less than one month) commercial accommodation providers that have a turnover of at least $30,000 per annum.

Data source

Statistics New Zealand: Accommodation Survey

Last updated April 2017

Indicators are updated in April and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.

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