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The Wellington Region Genuine Progress Index (WR-GPI) is a new approach to measuring progress in the Wellington region. It is a monitoring framework for assessing progress towards the well-being goals of the Wellington Regional Strategy (WRS). It enables us to put measures around the quality of life and well-being of residents in the region, as well as the condition of the environment and the economy.
The WR-GPI - the index and wellbeing indicators refer to the years 2001 to 2017
The WR-GPI is updated annually, with the data that is available at that time. Every five years, following the publication of Census data a full analysis of the regional trends is produced. See the publications page for the most recent of these five yearly reports, which covers the time period 2001 to 2013.
The GPI is a holistic measurement tool that governments and communities can use to measure whether a country or region's growth, increased production of goods, and expanding services have actually resulted in the improvement of the welfare (or well-being) of the people in the region or country.
It counts beneficial activities as positive, harmful activities as negative, and provides a systematic way to integrate economic issues with environmental, social and cultural concerns.
Click on each of the four main boxes above for information on the well-being areas of the WR-GPI.
Click on the circles above for information on each of the community outcome areas and on the individual indicators.
This graph shows the overall WR-GPI trend for the Wellington region by combining the trends for the four well-being areas.
This shows that the regional WR-GPI has improved by 3.8% since 2001.
Natural disasters (and the cost of cleaning up after them) actually create an increase in GDP, thus counting natural disasters as a benefit to our economy. From a GPI perspective, natural disasters would be a decline in our well-being