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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 2017 period) is provided via the menu below. The index for sense of place (pictured below) shows the composite average of the individual indicators.
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.
Click on each indicator below to access further information
A well-functioning and integrated society is underpinned by trust and connectedness at the community level. Neighbourhoods in which people keep an eye out for each other, take an interest in maintaining ties and networks and have a shared pride of place are more likely to be safe and fulfilling environments than neighbourhoods where there is little, or negative, interaction.
This survey series began in 2014, in that year 84% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that the Wellington region is a great place to live.
In 2018, 87% said that Wellington region was a great place to live.
The percentage of respondents in the Wellington region that agreed or strongly agreed that Wellington was a great place to live.
Quality of life survey
Last updated April 2019
Wellington region data points available every two years from 2008.
Comparable NZ cities data only collected from 2012. Indicators are updated in April and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.
New Zealand cities surveyed: Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington, Porirua and Hutt
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