Our 32 Waikato Progress Indicators (WPI) measure our societal and environmental progress in the Waikato region, as well as growth in our regional economy. They provide us with information about our current state and how it is changing over time. This helps us to find out how well people and communities are doing in terms of wellbeing or quality of life – including what they think and feel about where and how they’re living.
It’s not just about tracking our economic progress, because economic, social and environmental factors are linked in different ways. Changes in one aspect can contribute to changes in another. We need to consider this and think about what balance is needed across these areas to achieve overall ‘wellbeing’ for people in the Waikato region.
One way is to use this information to track trends on where things are improving, getting worse or where’s there’s been little or no change, so we can all talk about our region’s future and what matters most to people.
View report cards
As part of understanding our region’s progress, we’ve summarised key information for each of the 32 WPIs into a report card. Each report card includes a summary of the current state and recent changes and trends in relation to that indicator (results) and information about what the particular indicator means, why it is important and how the results were obtained (for example, by listing the data source).
You can use the links in the table below to view each indicator’s report card.
You can also:
- check out our scorecard and circles of wellbeing diagrams to see at a glance how each WPI indicator is trending; and how we compare on some indicators with New Zealand
- read stories about how the factors measured in the WPI monitoring programme affect people living in our region.