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We have a deep sense of pride in the Wellington region and there is strong community spirit. We value the region’s unique characteristics – its rural, urban and harbour landscapes, its central location, and its capital city.
Residents with a strong sense of pride and a sense of community are key to building strong, socially sustainable and connected communities. These people will act as advocates for their region and promote the positive aspects their region has to offer by contributing to improving their neighbourhoods. The built environment contributes to the way people feel about where they live and impacts strongly on the sustainability of the natural environment.
Sense of place is made up of 6 indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the sense of place community outcome definition (shown above). Please see below for the raw data available over the 2001 to 2010 study period for each of the sense of place community indicators.
As with the social well-being GPI, the available indicator data that forms part of the sense of place 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 sense of place community outcome 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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Built environments contribute to the way people feel about where they live and impact strongly on the sustainability of the natural environment. Residents who are happy with their neighbourhood are more likely to utilise local amenities and services and contribute to improving their neighbourhood.
The percentage of respondents in the Wellington region that agreed or strongly agreed that they felt a sense of pride in the way their city looks and feels.
Quality of life survey
Last updated 25 July 2012
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