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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.
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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Local community members and neighbours are a key source of social support (especially in emergencies) and give people a sense of belonging. Contact with others in the local neighbourhood can help maintain social connectedness and trust between households and foster a sense of community.
The percentage of respondents in the Wellington region that agreed or strongly agreed that they felt a sense of community with others in their local neighbourhood.
Quality of life survey
Last updated April 2019
Wellington region data points available 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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