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High quality and secure infrastructure and services meet everyday needs. These are developed and maintained to support the sustainable growth of the region, now and in the future.
There are some services which are foundations of modern society, and their availability and reliability is critical to the whole community. Many of these services have a major impact on health outcomes, quality of life, the ability of the region to effectively serve an increasing population and the economic viability of the region.
Regional foundations is made up of 5 indicators that were selected to measure progress towards the regional foundations community outcome definition (shown above). Data relating to each individual indicator (for the 2001 to 2016 period) is provided via the menu below. The index that measures change in the regional foundations outcome (pictured below) shows the composite average of the individual indicators.
Using GDP, smoking has traditionally been counted as a benefit to the economy. With a GPI, smoking is regarded as a cost
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Fresh water is a finite resource, so competing demands for water use must be balanced with maintaining the resource. This indicator is a proxy measure of sustainable water use.
The ratio between water allocation and total water resource in the region.
Last updated 26 July 2012
Data points available only for 2006 and 2010. Indicators are updated in May and November each year; for those indicators where new data or survey results have become available.
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