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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 2018
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 summary of 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 5.3% 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