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Results - data and trends

The spreadsheet below contains the source data to this indicator's graph and any additional data.

Download the data file.

The graph shows the percent of samples from coastal bathing beaches around the region that met or exceeded our guidelines for excellent, satisfactory or unsatisfactory water quality for contact recreation.

We produce a ‘pass rate’ for water quality for contact recreation such as swimming, by measuring levels of the faecal bacteria called enterococci.

The pass rate is determined by comparing results with our guidelines for contact recreation, which are based on national guidelines.

Graph showing the percentage of coastal bathing beaches that met or exceeded our guideines for excellent, satisfactory or unsatisfactory water.

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