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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). Data relating to each individual indicator (for the 2001 to 2016 period) is provided via the menu below. The index for sense of place (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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Built and natural aspects of the environment contribute to the way people feel about where they live and have an impact on people’s quality of life and sense of well-being. Pride of place can also be about human relationships and the level of social capital that exists in a community Cultural and sporting events may also promote a sense of pride and collective identity in a city or region. Feeling a sense of pride of place is likely to result in increased participation and investment in the area in which a person lives.
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 April 2017
Data available from 2008. Indicators are updated in April and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.
Survey question relates to a respondents immediate downtown/city centre area, e.g. a respondent in Porirua would be referring to the Porirua downtown/city centre area.
Results are aggregated to provide regional figure.
Data for NZ cities only collected in 2012 and 2014 and 2016.
New Zealand cities surveyed: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington, Porirua and Hutt.
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.