Measuring our performance

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Environment

Table 1 – Residents’ usage of the city’s open spaces - local parks and reserves, botanic gardens, beaches and coastal areas, and walkways

  Weekly
  2013 2014 2015 2016
Coastal areas or beaches 19% 20% 22% 21%
Botanic gardens 5% 5% 6% 4%
Parks and Reserves 26% 25% 21% 22%
Town Belt or Outer Green Belt 9% 13% 11% 12%
Walking tracks 10% 14% 17% 16%
Sportsfields 16% 12% 13% 11%
  Yearly
  2013 2014 2015 2016
Coastal areas or beaches 95% 94% 96% 95%
Botanic gardens 83% 78% 87% 86%
Parks and Reserves 94% 92% 96% 95%
Town Belt or Outer Green Belt 72% 72% 78% 78%
Walking tracks 72% 72% 82% 80%
Sportsfields 60% 58% 60% 60%

Source: WCC Parks, Sport and Recreation

Table 2 – Freshwater biological health (macro invertebrates) - Makara, Karori, Kaiwharawhara and Porirua streams

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Makara Stream 107 114 Report available in late 2016
Karori Stream 92 85  
Kaiwharawhara Stream 96 82  
Porirua Stream (Wall Park) (new in 2014/15) - 81  
Porirua Stream (Glenside) (new in 2014/15) - 94  

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council

Table 3 – Freshwater quality – Makara, Karori, Kaiwharawhara and Porirua streams (note data for Owhiro Stream not available)

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Makara Stream Poor Fair Report available in late 2016
Karori Stream Poor Fair  
Kaiwharawhara Stream Fair Fair  
Porirua Stream (Wall Park) (new in 2014/15) - Poor  

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council

Economic DevelopmentTop

Table 4 – Businesses and employees in research and development sector

Businesses Employees
Year M691 P810 Total Year M691 P810 Total
2013 78 75 151 2013 570 4470 5040
2014 84 75 160 2014 620 4530 5150
2015 90 75 165 2015 640 4600 5240

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Cultural WellbeingTop

Table 5 – Residents’ frequency of engagement in cultural and arts activities

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
At least once a week 7% 9% 6%
At least once a month 25% 34% 32%
At least every 6 month 34% 33% 35%
At least once a year 13% 11% 15%
Less often 12% 9% 9%

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2016

Social and RecreationTop

Table 6 – Residents’ perceptions that there are barriers to participating in recreation activities

  2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Too busy 20% 47% 45% 47% 43%
Poor health 9% 11% 9% 6% 8%
Activity costs too much 7% 37% 36% 26% 29%
Activity too far away 4% 22% 23% 19% 23%
No facilities for child care 0% 5% 5% 5% 5%
Weather 6% 27% 30% 34% 29%
Not at a convenient time 6% 17% 20% 21% 20%
Shift work 2% 6% 6% 6% 6%
Lack of motivation 5% 24% 23% 22% 22%
No facilities exist 1% 5% 3% 1% 2%
Tiredness 1% 20% 21% 30% 23%
Lack of knowledge about how to do it 3% 15% 13% 15% 12%
Environmental factors (eg road conditions, pollution) 0% 3% 3% 3% 3%
Lack of parking or transport 8% 20% 19% 20% 22%
Nothing or not interested 32% 10% 13% 10% 12%
Other (specify) 7% 8% 8% 8% 6%
Don’t know 4% 2% 3% 1% 0.3%

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2016

Table 7 – Residents’ usage of libraries and frequency of use

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
More than once a week 5% 4% 5%
Once a week 15% 15% 15%
Once every 2-3 weeks 22% 24% 20%
Once a month 19% 19% 20%
Once every 2-3 months 17% 21% 19%
Once every 4-6 months 11% 7% 12%
Less often than once every 6 months 11% 8% 9%
Don’t Know 0% 1% 0.50%

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2016

 

Table 8 – Residents’ engaging in neighbourly actions

  2014 2015 2016
Spoken to a neighbour 88% 92% 91%
Given help to a neighbour 55% 58% 62%
Received help from a neighbour 44% 47% 49%
Participated in an activity with a neighbour 34% 38% 36%
Discussed emergency preparedness with a neighbour 19% 16% 14%
None of the above 10% 7% 7%

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2016

Table 9 – Residents’ perceptions – city and community safety issues of most concern

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Poorly lit or dark public areas such as streets, paths and parks 71% 61% 63%
Vandalism such as broken windows in shops and public buildings 28% 26% 27%
Graffiti 40% 34% 32%
Poorly maintained or dangerous public areas such as streets, paths and parks 40% 34% 37%
Traffic, including busy roads and lack of pedestrian facilities 31% 34% 33%
Dangerous driving including speeding, drunk drivers and so on 35% 29% 30%
Alcohol and drug problems 55% 51% 49%
Car theft or vandalism, and theft from cars 29% 36% 32%
Threatening people and/or people behaving dangerously 51% 48% 51%
Other (specify) 10% 11% 10%
Nothing 2% 5% 5%
Don’t know 2% 1% 2%

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2016

Urban DevelopmentTop

Table 10 – Residents’ perceptions of the city centre as an easy place to get to, use and enjoy

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Easy to get around 78% 83% 72%
Easy to access leisure activities 71% 80% 80%

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2016

Table 11 – Residents’ perceptions of urban design/urban form safety issues (i.e. graffiti, vandalism, poorly lit public spaces, etc.)

  2014 2015 2016
Poorly lit public areas 71% 61% 63%
Vandalism 28% 26% 27%
Graffiti 40% 34% 32%
Poorly maintained public areas 40% 34% 37%

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2016

Table 12 – Building density throughout the city* – Report due in November 2016

  2013/14 2014/15
  number of buildings building density (buildings/hectare) number of buildings building density (buildings/hectare)
Central city Data set for this measure comes from a third party. It was not updated during 2013/14 1,825 8
Inner residential 10,485 35
Outer residential 75,499 22
Business 1 & 2, Centres and Medium Density Residential Area


3,640



11

Source: WCC GIS

Table 13 - Proportion of houses within 100metres of a public transport stop

2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Data set for this measure comes from a third party. It was not updated during 2013/14 45% 45%

Source: WCC GIS

 

Transport Top

Table 14 – Air quality monitoring (i.e. nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter peaks)

    2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
NO2 (µg/m3) max 79.8 86.6 66
  mean 19 20 -
CO (mg/m3) max 2 2 1
  mean 0.4 0.4 -
Particulate matter (PM10) (µg/m3) max 28 32 32
  mean 14 13 -

Source: Greater Wellington Regional Council, Air quality state of the environment monitoring programme, Annual data report 2015

Note: The data is for the calendar year. The 2015 data is not comparable to previous years because, as a result of the Victoria St upgrade, the data is now derived from a new site on Willis St. This change of site has also meant that for 2015 there is insufficient data capture to generate a mean metric.

Table 15 – Residents’ perceptions of transport related safety issues (i.e. issues of most concern)

2013/142014/152015/16
Traffic or busy roads31%34%33%
Car theft or vandalism29%36%32%
Poorly lit or dark public areas71%61%63%
Dangerous driving35%29%30%

Source: WCC Residents’ Monitoring Survey 2016

Note that survey in 2012/13 and 2013/14 asked for issues of particular concern rather than issue of ‘most’ concern. Prior year results are not comparable.

Table 16 – Number of cyclists and pedestrians entering the Central Business District (weekdays)

  2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Cyclists 8,111 10,515 9,621
Pedestrians 58,750 54,319 55,120

Source: WCC Transport – Cycle Cordon Survey