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Waikato progress indicators – Tupuranga Waikato - Summary update May 2017

TR 2017/16

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Report: TR 2017/16

Author: Beat Huser and Paul Killerby

About this report

This document summarises latest results from the Waikato Progress Indicators (WPI) – Tupuranga Waikato monitoring programme, updated in May 2017.

The WPI is an online dashboard of 32 environmental, social and economic indicators of a range of societal wellbeings. It provides a valuable tool for monitoring regional progress, including progress towards Waikato Regional Council’s Strategic Direction 2016-2019 goals for a healthy environment, strong economy and vibrant communities.

This update compares the latest available results for each of the WPI indicators with 2006-07 baseline results, enabling regional progress to be assessed over a decade period.

Around half of the WPI indicators also have historical data going back to 2001 or earlier, giving a longer-term view where available.

The aim is to inform the Waikato public, planners and decision-makers of genuine progress against key indicators of wellbeing. The 2017 data refresh incorporates a range of WPI indicator changes and improvements compared to 2016, primarily due to participation in the 2016 Quality of Life Survey.

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1 Purpose
2 Quality of Life Survey
3 Latest WPI results
4 Economic trends
5 Social and economic trends
6 Environmental trends
7 Overall progress (experimental indexes)
8 Next steps
  Appendix 1: Review of WPI indicators

Appendix 2: The Waikato Progress Indicators

  Appendix 3: WPI time series data 2001 to 2015-16