Council outcome indicators


Governance Residents who agree that decisions are made in the best interest of the city
Residents’ perceptions that they understand how the Council make decisions
Residents’ perceptions of their extent of influence on Council decision-making
Mana Whenua partner agreement over the use and protection of the city’s resources for the future is appropriate
Residents’ perceptions of the extent to which they have the opportunity to participate in city life
Voter turnout in local elections
Environment Hectares of open space land owned or maintained by WCC, per capita (sqm per capita)
Residents usage of the city’s open spaces
Residents’ perceptions that the natural environment is appropriately managed and protected
Kilometres of managed tracks and walkways
Hours worked – by recognised environmental volunteer groups and botanic garden volunteers
Bird counts - abundance and distribution
Water consumption (commercial and residential combined)
Renewable energy (GWH) generated in the city (and % of city's electricity consumption)
City wide greenhouse gas emissions
Freshwater biological health (macro invertebrates)
Freshwater quality
Residents’ actions to reduce storm water pollution
Total waste to landfill per capita
Residents’ actions to reduce waste
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that Wellington is an eco-city
Energy–use per capita
Number/sqm of ‘green star’ buildings/space in the city
% of residents who live in an insulated property
Economic development     Number of enterprises and jobs in the central city
Number of domestic and international visitors
Accommodation rates (guest nights and occupancy)
Number of major conferences
Number of A-level events held in Wellington and their economic contribution
New Zealand’s top 200 companies based in Wellington
Business enterprises – births and growths (net growth in business)
Growth in businesses and employees - 'smart' business
Domestic and international airline passengers entering Wellington Airport
Free wifi usage (logons/day) - waterfront and central city
Residents who have access to Broadband (%) including ultrafast
GDP (per capita) and regional economic activity growth
Educational achievement (degree level qualifications)
Labour force participation rate and youth NEET rates
Income - household and personal
Ratio of income to cost of living for residents
Pedestrian counts – Average of various Lambton Quay sites
Total value of exports (value and estimated tonnage)
Number of international air connections (by country)
Businesses and employees in research and development sector
Secondary (international) and Tertiary (International and Domestic) students enrolled per 1000 residents
Cultural wellbeing         Residents frequency of engagement in cultural and arts activities
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that ‘Wellington has a culturally rich and diverse arts scene’
Resident perceptions that Wellington’s local identity (sense of place) is appropriately valued and protected
Events held at key city venues
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that ‘Wellington is the arts capital of New Zealand’
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that ‘Wellington is the events capital of New Zealand’
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that ‘Wellington has a culturally rich and diverse arts scene’
Residents’ (%) agreement with the statement that “Wellington is an easy place to get involved in the arts”.
Social and recreation     Residents usage of WCC community and recreation facilities
Residents’ perceptions that they feel a sense of community with others in their neighbourhood
Residents’ perceptions that Wellington offers a wide range of recreation activities
Residents frequency of physical activity
Residents’ perceptions that there are barriers to participating in recreation activities
Residents’ importance of sense of community in local neighbourhood
Residents’ usage (%) of libraries and frequency of use
Residents engaging in 'neighbourly' actions
Types of social networks to which residents belong (i.e. community, sports, ethnic, etc)
Ethnic diversity of the city’s population and residents’ values regarding diversity
Resident perceptions of safety – inner city and neighbourhood (day and night)
Residents’ perceptions – city safety issues of most concern
Recorded crime and resolution rates – by categories
Residents with home emergency items and plan
Number of notifications of the most prevalent food and water-borne diseases
Residents’ life expectancy
Residents’ perceptions of their ‘quality of life’
Urban development               Residents’ perceptions that Wellington is a great place to live, work and play
Value of residential and commercial building consents
Population: growth and density (central city, growth spine)
Residents’ perceptions of the city as an easy place to get to, use and enjoy.
Residents’ perceptions of urban design/urban form safety issues (i.e. graffiti, vandalism, poorly lit public spaces, etc)
% of city's population who reside in the central city
Building density throughout the city
Proportion of houses within 100m of a public transport stop
Identified earthquake-prone buildings that have been strengthened / demolished
Residents’ perceptions that heritage items contribute to the city and local communities’ unique character
New Zealanders’ perceptions that Wellington is an attractive destination
Residents sense of pride in the look and feel of the city / central city
Transport           Residents’ perceptions that peak traffic volumes are acceptable
Total fuel used on Wellington roads (litres)
Residents’ perceptions that the transport system allows easy access to the city
Mode of transport to access the central city (i.e. car, bus, train, walking, cycling)
Residents’ perceptions of quality and affordability of public transport services
Uses of public transport: buses, trains
Air quality monitoring (i.e. nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter peaks)
Residents’ perceptions of transport related safety concerns
Number of road crashes resulting in injury
Social cost of crashes