Wellington 2040 indicators


These indicators highlight our progress towards reaching our vision of Wellington Towards 2040: Smart Capital in the 2012/13 year. For further results on these long-term outcomes see the Monitoring Information on page 198.

Dynamic central city 2012/13

GDP per capita growth
GDP per capita growth for 2012–13: 0.2%

New jobs across the city in smart, knowledge intensive areas:
Number of new jobs in ‘smart’ businesses: 451; Total new jobs 2168.

The population of the central city and the proportion of growth in the CBD
13,134 people reside in the central city, equating to 7.3% of the city’s population.

The number and growth of enterprises and jobs in the central city
City – enterprises: 25,086; jobs: 140,320. Central city – enterprises: 8,641; jobs: 96,410.

The resolution rate of earthquake prone buildings and community preparedness
Identified earthquake prone buildings strengthened/demolished 2012/13: 44 Residents with emegency items and plan: items: 78% Plan: 42%

Resident’s sense of pride in the look and feel of the central city
82% of residents feel a sense of pride

Eco city 2012/13Top

City wide greenhouse gas emissions
We have commissioned URS 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.

The mode of residents’ travel into the CBD and amount of fuel sold in the city
Car: 33%; Bus: 34%; Walking: 20%; Train: 6%; Cycle:3%. Fuel used on Wellington roads: 2012/13: 1,843 litres/person

Landfill waste per capita
0.41 tonnes/person.

The breadth and health of native bird species
See page 198 in the Monitoring information

New Zealanders perception of the extent that Wellington is an eco-city
27% of New Zealanders agree that Wellington is an eco-city

GWH of renewable energy generated within the city’s boundaries
Total renewable energy generated in the city = 475,850 MWh, which is equivalent to 35% of the city’s electricity consumption.

Growth of ‘smart’ jobs and enterprises
Number of smart businesses in the city: 4,507; Percentage of employees working in smart business sector: 11.6%

Connected city 2012/13Top

Access to, and usage of broadband (including ultrafast)
97% of residents have access

Peak travel times
Peak travel times between CBD and suburbs (Peak travel time range (minutes) Miramar 10.0–15.0 Karori 9.0–24.0 Island Bay 8.0–21.0 Johnsonville 7.0–26.0

Usage of public transport (trains and buses)
Total passenger boardings: Bus: 23,608,000; Trains: 11,355,000 (Wellington Region)

Value of exports
Wellington Airport: Tonnage: 870, Value $18.5M Wellington Seaport: Tonnage 1.15M; Value $989M

Number of international air connections
One - Australia

People centred city 2012/13Top

Residents health (chronic disease rates) and their perceptions of safety
Health info – Heart disease: 3.3%, Diabetes: 4.9%, Obesity: 25.7% Central city day = 98%. Central city night =72%. Neighbourhood day = 99%. Neighbourhood night = 85%.

Resident perceptions of their quality of life
88% of residents rate their quality of life as extremly good or good

Average incomes of residents and labour force participation
(2006 Census data): Median personal income: $32,500; Median Household Income: $72,200. (2012/13) Labour force participation rate: 71.5%

The diversity of the population and residents’ values regarding diversity
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.

Educational achievement and youth participation
33% of Wellingtonians over the age of 15 have a Degree-level qualification or higher. (2006 census data – not updated) youth NEET rates: 9.9%

Ratio of income to cost of living
Between 2011 and 2012, the ratio between earnings and cost of living increased by 0.8% (became more expensive).

Resident perceptions of their social networks and community cohesiveness
School or work network: 58%; Hobby/interest group: 30%; Online community groups (eg Facebook): 51%; Sports club:29%; Church/spiritual group:19%; Community/voluntary group: 18%; Friends:3%. Residents’ perceptions that they feel a sense of community with others in their local neighbourhood: 53%