Appendices

Monitoring information


The following indicators have been developed to assess achievement of our Council outcomes that were set as part of the 2012-22 Long–term Plan.

The Council’s outcomes are our aspirations for the city and our communities. They are aimed at promoting Wellington’s social, economic, environmental, and cultural wellbeing now and in the future.

The Council outcomes reflect areas of the city we are able to influence, whereas community outcomes reflect the community’s overall aspirations including areas we have limited ability to influence (for example, affordability of housing). Over time we expect to see improvement across all areas. The information provided below is a complete record of the ‘outcomes indicators’ section under each strategy area.

We use some acronyms:

GIS: Geographic Information Systems

PWT: Positively Wellington Tourism

NZTA: New Zealand Transport Agency

TEC: Tertiary Education Commission.


Governance outcome indicators

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Residents who agree that decisions are made in the best interests of the city WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) 59%, 61%, 60%, 55%, 31%
Residents who state that they understand how the Council makes decisions WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) 43%, 40%, 45%, 51%, 48%, 42%, 27%
Residents who believe they have an influence on Council decision-making WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) Large and Some Influence: 64%, 65%, 61%, 60%, 41%
Mana whenua partner agreement that the use and protection of the city's resources for the future is appropriate WCC Research, Consultation and Planning Both partners agree that Council is making appropriate decisions regarding the use and protection of the city’s resources.
Residents who beleive they have the opportunity to participate in city life WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2013) Agree and strongly agree: 67%
Voter turnout in local elections N/A N/A

Environment outcome indicatorsTop

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Hectares of open space land owned or maintained by the Council, per capita39 WCC Parks and Gardens 2006/07: 188.3 m2/person (3,535 hec); 2007/08: 185.5 m2/person (3,535 hec); 2008/09: 183.3 m2/person (3,535 hec); 2009/10: 208.6m2/person (4,078 hec); 2010/11: 206.7m2/person (4,086 hec); 2011/12: 210.9m2/person (4,221 hec); 2012/13: 202.1m2/person (4,086 hec).
Residents’ usage of the city’s open spaces WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) Most days = 6%, 5%, 3%, 4%, 4%, 4%; Once or twice a week = 14%, 13%, 13%,14%, 12%, 11%; Once every 2–3 weeks = 10%, 11%, 11%,11%, 12%, 13%; Once a month = 11%, 14%, 11%, 12%, 12%, 13%; Once every 2–3 months = 12%, 13%, 13%, 13%, 12%, 15%; Once every 4–5 months = 6%, 6%, 6%, 5%, 5%, 10%; Once every 6 months or less often = 13%, 13%, 13%, 14%, 15%, 14%; Never in the last 12 months = 29%, 24%, 31%, 29%, 29%, 21%
Residents’ perceptions that the natural environment is appropriately managed and protected WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) 79%, 75%, 82%, 84%, 89%, 87%, 80%.
Kilometres of managed tracks and walkways WCC Parks and Gardens 2006/07 = 365.5km; 2007/08 = No change; 2008/09 = 316.6km; 2009/10: 337km; 2010/11 = 327km; 2011/12 = 335km; 2012/13 = 360km
Hours worked by recognised environmental volunteer groups and Botanic Garden volunteers WCC Parks and Gardens 2006/07 = 7,511 hours; 2007/08 = 9,388 hours; 2008/09 = 12,326 hours; 2009/10 = 25,000 hours; 2010/11 = 28,000 hours; 2011/12 = 31,200 hours; 2012/13 = 24,682 hours.40
Bird counts – abundance and distribution WCC Parks and Gardens  
 
  % of stations where species were recorded   average number of birds observed at each station 41  
Species 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
bellbird 14 23 7 3 0 1.5 0.07 0.13 0.56 0.19 0.00 0.02
fantail 55 57 47 51 27 18.5 0.38 0.33 4.50 7.44 0.35 0.25
grey warbler 91 93 76 68 59 69 1.09 1.51 7.75 9.84 0.84 1.20
hihi 1   1   0 0 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00
kaka 4 16 7 6 1 5.5 0.02 0.07 0.56 0.44 0.10 0.07
kakariki     1   0.05 0.5 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.01 0.02
karearea     1   0 0.5 0.00 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.01
kingfisher 23 27 15 4 0.02 2.5 0.10 0.16 1.13 0.25 0.03 0.04
saddleback 3 4 3   0.05 1 0.01 0.02 0.19 0.00 0.07 0.02
shining cuckoo 4 8 19 29 0.16 19.5 0.02 0.03 1.44 3.00 0.17 0.25
silvereye 97 98 89 55 79 82.5 2.58 2.66 19.75 0.00 1.86 2.40
tui 96 99 93 89 72 36.5 1.48 2.16 16.88 38.31 1.35 0.80
whitehead 5   6 1 0.04 5 0.03 0.00 0.75 0.18 0.06 0.09
woodpigeon 18 20 16 15 0.06 3 0.11 0.11 1.25 1.62 0.07 0.03
Water consumption (commercial and residential combined) Capacity Infrastructure Services Ltd 23.7 billion L This figure is total usage excluding unaccounted for water
Renewable energy (GWh) generated in the city (and % of city's electricity consumption) Meridian Energy Total renewable energy generated in the city = 475,850 MWh42 , which is equivalent to 35% of the city’s electricity consumption.43
City-wide greenhouse gas emissions   We have commissioned URS New Zealand to do our city-wide greenhouse gas inventories for 200/01, 2006/07, 2009/10 and 2012/13 using the latest international best practice methodology. This will be reported on in the 2013/14 Annual Report.
Fresh water biological health (macro invertebrates) Greater Wellington Regional Council (2005/06, 2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12) – Makara Stream: 100, 94, 96, 113, 112, 110, 120; Karori Stream: 93, 109, 88, 95, 82, 79, 95.5; Kaiwharawhara Stream: 91, 88, 96, 85, 91, 87, 86.7. Most recently available data are for 2011/12 year.
Fresh water quality Greater Wellington Regional Council (2006/2007–2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12) Makara Stream: Fair, Good, Fair, Fair; Karori Stream: Fair, Fair, Fair, Fair; Kaiwharawhara Stream: Fair, Fair, Fair, Fair. Most recently available data are for 2011/12 year.
Residents’ actions to reduce stormwater pollution WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) Putting litter in a rubbish bin: 92%, 85%, 91%, 87%, 92%, 91%; Pouring all household liquid waste down inside sink, toilet or gully trap: 66%, 71%, 72%, 73%, 73%, 64%; Disposing of oil, paint, chemicals by putting them out with household rubbish or taking them for recycling: 57%, 68%, 69%, 67%, 74%, 49%; collect sweepings from driveway, paths or yard for composting or for disposal with your household rubbish: 56%, 62%, 62%, 60%, 65% 49%; Wash the car at the car wash or on the lawn: 43%, 52%, 52%, 45%, 49%, 30%; Washing paint brushes in an inside sink: 47%, 49%, 48%, 52%, 55%, 48%; Pick up droppings left by dogs: 23%, 23%, 26%, 30%, 28%, n/a
Total waste to landfill, per capita WCC CitiOperations 2006/07 = 0.39 tonnes/person; 2007/08 = 0.36 tonnes/person; 2008/09 = 0.42 tonnes/person; 2009/10 = 0.41 tonnes/person; 2010/11 = 0.42 tonnes/person; 2011/12 = 0.43 tonnes/person; 2012/13 = 0.41 tonnes/person.
Residents’ actions to reduce waste from homes (including recycling, composting, etc) WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) Use Council’s kerbside recycling service: 90%, 91%, 90%, 91% 92%, 86%; Donating things to second-hand shops/charities: 89%, 87%, 90%; 91%, 89%, 80%; Reusing plastic containers such as food containers: 87%, 88%, 88%, 92%, 90%, 85%; Buying refills: 75%, 66%, 73%, 74 %, 70%, 59%; Avoiding using plastic bottles or bags/use green bags: 57%, 57%, 59%, 58%, 49%, 34%; Taking things to recycling stations: 56%, 51%, 52%, 48%, 51%, 39%; Home composting: 44%, 48%, 47%, 50%, 50%, 41%.
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that Wellington is an eco-city WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2013 and Arts Omnibus Survey 2013 2012/13 New Zealanders: 27% Residents: 29%
Energy-use, per capita (Wellington Region) Wellington Electricity 2007/08: 6.6 MWh/person; 2009/10: 7.2 MWh/person; 2010/11: 7.0 MWh/person; 2011/12: 6.9 MWh/person; 2012/13: 6.7 MWh/person.
Number/Sq M of ‘green star’ buildings/space in the city New Zealand Green Building Council 2012/13: 15 buildings equalling 181,905 square metres in the city
Residents (%) who live in an insulated property WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2013 (2011/12, 2012/13) Residents’ who report their home as rarely or never: Cold: 30%, 27%; Damp: 63%, 60%; Hard to heat: 47%, 49%

Economic development outcome indicatorsTop

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Number of enterprises and jobs in the city and central city Statistics NZ (2013) City - enterprises: 25,086; jobs: 140,320. Central city – enterprises: 8,641; jobs: 96,410.  
Visitor numbers – international (guest nights) PWT (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) 716,614; 691,851; 692,202; 702,463; 776,834; 667,760.
Visitor numbers – domestic (guest nights) PWT (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13): 1,223, 315; 1,268,426; 1,352,242; 1,280,162; 1,315,814; 1,373,613.
Accommodation (commercial) – occupancy rates and guest nights Statistics NZ (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) Guest nights: 1,939,929; 1,960,277; 2,017,445; 1,982,625; 2,092,605; 2,041,371; Occupancy: 63%, 65%, 64%, 62%, 66%, 64% (Year-end April)
Number of major conferences PWT 2011/12 = 468; 2012/13 = 606 (year end March).44
Number of A-level events45 held in Wellington and their economic contribution WCC Events 2007/08 = 5 A-Level events ($30.5m); 2008/09 = 7 A-Level events ($51m); 2009/10 = 9 A-Level events ($34.8m); 2010/11= 9 A-Level events ($23.7m); 2011/12 = 16 A-Level events ($17m); 2012/13 = 9 A-level events ($30.2m).
New Zealand’s top 200 companies based in Wellington NZ Management Magazine (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13): 27, 29, 24, 24, 20, 18, 20
Business enterprises – births and growths (net growth in business) Statistics NZ Annual growth (business units): 2007/08 = 2.2%; 2008/09 = 2.2%; 2009/10 = 2%; 2010/11: -1.9%; 2011/12: 0.14%; 2012/13 = -0.04%. Net growth 2000–2010: 22%.    
Growth in business and employees – 'smart' business Market Economics (2012/13) Number of smart businesses in the city: 4,507; Percentage of employees working in smart business sector: 11.6%
Domestic and international airline passengers entering Wellington Airport Wellington International Airport (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13 - March year-end) Domestic: 4,060,313; 4,418,381; 4,644,505; 4,491,402; 4,479,664; 4,474,000; 4,647,000 International: 575,398; 603,344; 611,002; 626,365; 654,615; 718,000; 727,000
Free wifi usage (logons/day) – waterfront and central city Citylink (2012/13) Central city: total of 1,903,357 logons (5,214 per day) Waterfront: 106,659 (292 per day).
Residents who have access to broadband (%) including ultrafast WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13): 79%, 86%, 86%, 90%, 97%.
Gross Domestic Product (per capita growth) Infometrics (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012/13) 1.21%, 0.90%, 1.01%, -1.45%, 0.2% Regional share of national employment: 12.2% (MBIE Regional Activity Report)  
Educational achievement (degree level qualifications) Statistics NZ 33% of Wellingtonians over the age of 15 have a Degree-level qualification or higher. (2006 census data – not updated)
Labour force participation rate and youth NEET rates Statistics NZ (2012/13) Labour force participation rate: 71.5% Youth NEET rates: 9.9%
Income – household and personal Statistics NZ (2006 Census data): Median personal income: $32,500; Median Household Income: $72,200.
Ratio of income to cost of living for residents Statistics NZ Between 2011 and 2012, the ratio between earnings and cost of living increased by 0.8% (became more expensive).
Pedestrian counts – average of various Lambton Quay sites WCC golden mile pedestrian survey (2012/13) 2179 average hourly pedestrian counts for various Lambton quay sites Monday – Friday  
Total value of exports (value and estimated tonnage) Statistics NZ Wellington Airport: Tonnage: 870, Value $18.5 Million. Wellington Seaport: Tonnage 1.15M; Value $989M.  
Number of international air connections (by country) Wellington International Airport One - Australia
Businesses and employees engaged in research and development sector Statistics NZ (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) Businesses: 152; 154; 149; 146; 152. Employees: 4,930; 4,840; 4,930; 4,990; 4,920.  
Secondary (international) and Tertiary (international and domestic) students enrolled per 1000 residents Education Counts (2012/13) 346 international fee paying secondary school students Tertiary students: domestic: 22,016; international: 2,589.

Cultural wellbeing outcome indicatorsTop

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Residents’ frequency of engagement in cultural and arts activities WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) At least once a week: 11%,11%, 9%, 7%; At least once a month: 41%, 36%, 39%, 30%; At least once ever six months: 31%, 33%, 31%, 32%; At least once a year: 8%, 9%, 9%, 15%; less often: 6%, 8%, 10%, 12%.
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that ‘Wellington has a culturally rich and diverse arts scene’ WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2013 and Arts Omnibus Survey 2013 New Zealanders (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 81%, 82%, 84%, 85%, 81%, 77%, 84%).   Residents (2013: 92%)  
Residents’ perceptions that Wellington’s local identity (sense of place) is appropriately valued and protected WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 79%, 77%, 79%, 81%, 81%, 82%, 77%.
Number of events held at key venues46 Venues and Te Papa (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) 1,176; 1,361; 1,514; 1,489; 1,424, 1356  
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that ‘Wellington is the arts capital of New Zealand’ WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2013 and Arts Omnibus Survey 2013 New Zealanders (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 61%, 63%, 64%, 68%, 65%, 61%, 54%.   Residents (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 76%, 77%, 80%, 81%, 79%, 79%, 70%.
New Zealander and residents’ perceptions that ‘Wellington is the events capital of New Zealand’ WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2013 and Arts Omnibus Survey 2013 New Zealanders (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 37%, 39%, 42%, 53%, 42%, 37%, 29%   Residents (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 63%, 65%, 65%, 70%, 64%, 60%, 51%
Residents’ (%) agreement with the statement that ‘Wellington is an easy place to get involved in the arts’ WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2013) 87%

Social and recreation outcome indicatorsTop

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Residents’ usage of WCC community facilities WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Community centre = 19%, 18%, 25%, 24%, 22%, 27%, 19% Community Hall = 18%, 15%, 20%, 23%, 22%, 28%, 17%
Residents’ perceptions that they feel a sense of community with others in their local neighbourhood Quality of Life Survey (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) 57%, 51%, 60%, 53%  
Residents’ perceptions that Wellington offers a wide range of recreation activities WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 94%, 93%, 94%, 91%, 91%, 92%, 76%
Residents’ frequency of physical activity WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 80%, 72%, 73%, 75%, 77%, 76%, 64% (more than 2.5 hours per week).
Residents’ perceptions of barriers restricting participation in recreation activities, for example, too busy, poor health, no facilities, parking, transport, weather, expense WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Too busy: 28%, 26%, 20%, 47%; Poor health: 10%, 8%, 9%, 11%; Lack of motivation: 8%, 7%, 5%, 24%; Lack of parking/public transport/transport: 8%, 6%, 8%, 20%; Weather: 7%, 5%, 6%, 27%; Expense: 6%, 7%, 7%, 37%.
Residents’ importance of sense of community in local neighbourhood Quality of Life Survey (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012): 69%, 59%, 70%, 75%  
Residents’ usage of Council-run Libraries WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 73%, 79%, 79%, 81%, 80%, 68%.
Residents frequency of visiting Council-run Libraries WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) More than once a week: 10%, 7%, 8%, 5%; once a week: 16%, 19%, 17%, 10%; once every 2-3 weeks: 19%, 22%, 21%, 29%; once a month: 23%, 23%, 21%, 18%; once every 2–3 months: 14%, 15%, 15%, 19%; once every 4–6 months: 10%, 8%, 10%, 13%; less often: 8%, 7%, 9%, 6%.
Residents engaging in neighbourly actions WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2013) Spoken to a neighbour: 92%; given help to a neighbour: 58%; received help from a neighbour: 43%; participated in an activity with a neighbour: 28%; discussed emergency preparedness with a neighbour: 12%; none of the above: 7%
Types of social networks to which residents belong (community, sports, ethnic, etc) Quality of Life Survey (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) School or work network: 62%, 67%, 65%, 58%; Hobby/interest group: 37%, 41%, 38%, 30%; Online community groups (eg Facebook): 20%, 38%, 59%, 51%; Sports club: 33%, 29%, 30%, 29%; Church/spiritual group: 32%, 26%, 23%, 19%; Community/voluntary group: 22%, 19%, 22%, 18%; Friends: 4%, 11%, 7%, 3%.  
Ethnic diversity of the city’s population and residents’ values regarding diversity Statistics NZ and WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 30% of the city’s population are non-European. 67% of residents believe that different lifestyles and cultures make Wellington a better place to live.
Residents’ perceptions of safety – central city and local neighbourhood (day and night) WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Central city day = 99%, 96%, 99%, 99%, 99%, 97%, 98%. Central city night = 74%, 56%, 67%, 64%, 74%, 69%, 72%. Neighbourhood day = 99%, 98%, 98%, 100%, 98%, 98%, 99%. Neighbourhood night = 86%, 84%, 88%, 87%, 89%, 88%, 85%.
Residents’ perceptions – city safety issues of most concern47 WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13): Alcohol and drug problems: 62%, 67%, 54%. Dangerous drivers (including speed, drunk drivers): 57%, 55%, 34%. Threatening people/people behaving dangerously: 44%, 47%, 53%. Poorly lit/dark public areas (streets, paths, parks): 47%, 59%, 63%. Traffic including busy roads/lack of pedestrian facilities: 46%, 45%, 31%. Car theft/vandalism: 47%, 52%, 33%. Graffiti: 50%, 52%, 46%. Vandalism (broken windows in shops): 30%, 37%, 30%. Poorly maintained/dangerous public areas: 36%, 43%, 37%.
Crime – number recorded (resolution rate) – by category48 NZ Police (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) Offences against the person (% resolved): 7,052 (78%); 7,222 (80%); 6,959 (76%); 6,406 (77%); 5,837 (71%). Burglary/ Theft: 21,657 (20%); 21,259 (21%); 19,733 (19%); 20,144 (19%); 17,606 (20%). Illicit drug offences: 1,897 (96%); 2,367 (97%); 1,907 (95%); 1,810 (96%); 2,603 (96%). Public order offences: 4,517 (86%); 5,108 (87%); 4,342 (86%); 4,056 (89%); 3,807 (85%).
Residents with home emergency items and plan WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey Items: (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013): 76%, 85%, 83%, 78% Plan: (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013): 33%, 36%, 45%, 48%, 65%, 59%, 42%
Number of notifications of the most prevalent food and water-borne diseases WCC Building Consents and Licensing 2006/07 = 261; 2007/08 = 269; 2008/09 = 306; 2009/10 = 291; 2010/11 = 210; 2011/12 = 161; 2012/13 = 234.49
Life expectancy (with breakdown) Statistics NZ Male: 1995–1997 = 75.4; 2000–2002 = 78; 2005–2007 = 80.1%. Female: 1995–1997 = 81.2; 2000–2002 = 82.5; 2005–2007 = 83.7%. (Census – not updated in 2011/12 or 2012/13).
Residents’ perception of their ‘quality of life’ WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) 94%; 93%; 92%; 93%; 91%; 88%

Urban development outcome indicatorsTop

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Residents’ perceptions that Wellington is a great place to live, work and play WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) great place to live: 95%, 94%, 94%, 96%, 96%, 93%; great place to work: 80%, 78%, 75%, 74%, 69%, 66%; great place to play: 91%, 93%, 90%, 91%, 92%, 88%.
Value of commercial and residential building consents Statistics NZ (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 March Year End). Commercial: $318.7m, $307.9m, $263.8m, $209.8m, $208.7m. Residential: $314.3m, $210.8m, $265.9m, $231.5m, $266.9m.
Population density – central city area, 'Growth Spine,' inner-city residential, outer residential, suburban centres (long-term indicator) WCC GIS (2001, 2006) Central city: 5,844; 8,547 people; ‘Growth Spine:’ 18,348; 22,293 people; Inner city: 23,559; 25,227 people; Outer residential: 98,718; 108,402 people; Suburban centres: 2,295; 3,105 people. (Census – not updated in 2011/12 or 2012/13)
Residents’ perceptions of the city centre as an easy place to get to, use and enjoy WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2013): easy to get around: 81%; easy to access leisure activities: 74%
Residents’ perceptions of urban design/urban form safety issues (ie graffiti, vandalism, poorly lit public spaces etc) WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Poorly lit public areas: 53%; 48%; 57%; 47%; 59%; 63% Vandalism: 45%; 34%; 36%; 30%; 37%; 30% Graffiti: 64%; 56%; 48%; 50%; 52%; 46% Poorly maintained public areas: 42%; 34%; 41%; 36%; 43%; 37%.
% of city’s population who reside in the central city Statistics NZ 13,134 people reside in the central city50 , equating to 7.3% of the city’s population.
Building density (buildings per hectare) – central city area, 'Growth Spine,' inner-city residential, outer residential, suburban centres (long-term indicator) WCC GIS (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Central Area – 1,904 (7.85 buildings per hectare); 1,884 (7.76 buildings per hectare); 1,869 (7.70 buildings per hectare); 1,870 (7.7 buildings per hectare). Inner Residential – 10,652 (34.60 buildings per hectare); 10,633 (34.5l buildings per hectare); 10,578 (34.46 buildings per hectare), 10,577 (34.39 buildings per hectare).Outer Residential – 76,699 (21.84 buildings per hectare); 76,818 (21.88 buildings per hectare); 76,990 (21.96 buildings per hectare); 77,009 (21.9 buildings per hectare). Suburban Centres – 2,217 (7.37 buildings per hectare); 2,207 (7.34 buildings per hectare); 2,201 (7.32 buildings per hectare); 2,202 (7.32 buildings per hectare). Growth Spine – 10,172 (13.93 buildings per hectare); 10,153 (13.90 buildings per hectare)); 10,124 (13.87 buildings per hectare); 10,131 (13.87 buildings per hectare).
Proportion of houses within 100m of a public transport stop. WCC GIS 2006 = 48%; 2008 = 48%; 2010 = 48%; 2011 = 47%; 2012 = 46%; 2013 = 45%
Identified earthquake-prone buildings that have been strengthened/demolished WCC Building Consents and Licensing 2009/10: 4; 2010/11: 11; 2011/12: 12; 2012/13: 44  
Residents’ perceptions that heritage items contribute to the city and local communities’ unique character   WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) City: 91%, 86%, 91%, 95%, 91%, 88%, 91%, 92% Local community: 79%, 72%, 74%, 83%, 80%, 77%, 77%, 72%
New Zealanders perception that Wellington is an attractive destination Colmar Brunton Omnibus Survey (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 81%, 75%, 79%, 80%, 82%, 75%, 77%, 78%.
Residents’ rating of sense of pride in the way their city looks and feels. WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 87%, 86%, 88%, 86%, 91%, 91%, 82%.

Transport outcome indicatorsTop

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Residents’ perceptions that peak traffic volumes are acceptable WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 55%, 58%, 64%, 66%, 75%, 73%, 57%
Total fuel used on Wellington roads, per capita WCC Infrastructure Planning and Data 2008/09: 2,022 litres/person; 2009/10: 2,012 litres/person 2010/11: 1,934 litres/person; 2011/12: 1908 litres/person; 2012/13: 1,843 litres/person
Residents’ perceptions that the city’s transport system allows easy access from the suburbs to the city WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) 77%, 75%, 80%, 80%, 77%, 76%, 63%.
Mode of transport used by residents to come into the CBD – by car, bus, walking, train, and cycling WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Car: 46%, 36%, 35%, 29%, 36%, 33%; Bus: 28%, 33%, 38%, 31%, 33%, 34%; Walking: 15%, 17%, 16%, 26%, 16%, 20%; Train: 6%, 5%, 4%, 6%, 4%, 6%; Cycle: 4%, 4%, 4%, 4%, 5%, 3%.
Residents’ perceptions that public transport is convenient and affordable WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Convenient: 77%, 80%, 75%, 74%, 74%, 68%; Affordable: 75%, 72%, 68%, 55%, 51%, 40%.
Uses of public transport: buses, trains Greater Wellington (2013) Total passenger boardings: Bus = 23,608,000; Trains: 11,355,000 (Wellington Region)
Air quality monitoring (nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter PM10) Greater Wellington (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 Calendar years): Nitrogen dioxide (µg/m3): Maximum: 100.1, 105.4, 93.7, 92.0; mean (annual): 27.4, 25.8, 24.4, 20.2. Carbon monoxide (mg/m3): Maximum: 2.9, 3.2, 2.5, 1.9; mean (annual): 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.4. Particulate matter PM10 (µg/m3): Maximum: 31, 32, 34, 32; mean: 13, 13, 13, 13.
Number of road crashes resulting in injury NZTA (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012): Total: 521, 559, 433, 372, 314, 298. Fatal: 2, 5, 3, 3, 6, 2. Serious: 89, 88, 53, 55, 79, 77.  
Social cost of all crashes – includes loss of life estimates and non-injury crashes. NZTA (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) $163m, $168m, $112m, $104m, $116m, $98m.51
Residents’ perceptions of transport related safety issues (issues of most concern) WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey (2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) Traffic or busy roads: 39%; 43%; 43%; 46%; 45%; 31%. Car theft or vandalism: 52%; 49%; 53%; 47%; 52%; 33%. Poorly lit or dark public areas: 53%; 48%; 57%; 47%; 59%; 63%. Dangerous driving: 56%; 51%; 58%; 57%; 55%; 34%.

39All per capita calculations are based on the most recent 30 June 2012 Wellington City resident population estimate from Statistics NZ (202,200).
40The number of volunteer groups continues to increase, however record keeping of volunteer hours across the 75 groups can be difficult.
41Two years ago we changed the areas we were conducting bird counts in, which led to a change in abundance that we were recording. This is the information from the November 2012 bird count.
42This figure does not include small scale renewables such as solar PV, microwind and solar hot water.
43The vast majority of this renewable energy total is from Project West Wind, which connects into the national grid as opposed to Wellington City. This means that some electricity produced by West Wind will be consumed by other parts of the country.
44The data we use for this measure is the number of multi-day conferences (events) held in Wellington. This has changed from previous years as a new national Convention Activity Survey (CAS) was initiated by MBIE and the NZ Bureaux (of which the Wellington Convention Bureau is a member). Therefore the data we previously used is not comparable to the new dataset.
45‘A level’ events are defined as those events with a total funding spend of $50K plus, excluding the iconic events, being WOW, Hertz Sevens and NZ International Arts Festival.
46Key venues include: Westpac Stadium; St James Theatre; Opera House; Wellington Town Hall; Michael Fowler Centre; TSB Bank Arena and Te Papa.
47In the 2012/13 Residents’ Monitoring Survey, residents were asked what issues were particularly concerning, as opposed to which issue was of ‘most’ concern.
48There has been an error in calculation of burglary/theft numbers in previous reports. The error has been corrected and data backdated accordingly.
49There has been a national increase in cases of the two most prevalent waterborne diseases – Cryptospoidium and Giardia. The Ministry of Health has increased education awareness on prevention as a result.
50Central city is defined as the Thorndon/Tinakori; Lambton; Willis Street/Cambridge Terrace area units.
51The calculation for this measure has been updated and recalculated for past years. It calculates the social cost of all crashes in Wellington City causing injury and non-injury.