Appendices

Monitoring information

The following indicators have been developed to assess the achievement of those Council outcomes set as part of the 2012/2022 Long-term Plan.

The Council’s outcomes are our aspirations for the city and our communities. They are aimed at promoting Wellington’s social, economic, environmental and cultural wellbeing now and into the future.

The Council outcomes reflect areas of the city we are able to influence, whereas community outcomes reflect the community’s overall aspirations, including areas we have limited ability to influence (for example, the affordability of housing). Over time, we expect to see improvement across all areas. The information provided below is a complete record of the ‘outcomes indicators’ section under each strategy area.

Note: we only have 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15 results for those indicators sourced from the Council’s Residents’ Monitoring Survey (RMS). This is because we made changes to the survey methodology in 2012/13 that mean the results of previous RMS are not directly comparable.

We use some acronyms:

RMS: Residents’ Monitoring Survey

GIS:Geographic Information Systems

PWT: Positively Wellington Tourism

NZTA: New Zealand Transport Agency

GWRC: Greater Wellington Regional Council

Governance outcome indicators

Council outcome indicator Source Data
Residents who agree that decisions are made in the best interests of the city WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015) 31%, 36%, 36%
Residents who state that they understand how the Council makes decisions WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015) 27%, 30%, 36%
Residents who believe they have an influence on Council decision-making WCC RMS 2015 (Large and some influence) 2013: 41%, 2014: 41%, 2015: 53%.
Mana whenua partner agreement that the use and protection of the city's resources for the future is appropriate WCC Strategy and Research Both partners agree that Council is making appropriate decisions regarding the use and protection of the city’s resources.
Residents’ who believe they have the opportunity to participate in city life WCC RMS 2015 (Agree and strongly agree) 2013: 67%, 2014: 64%, 2015: 78%
Voter turnout in local elections WCC Democratic Services 2010: 39%, 2013: 41%

Environment outcome indicatorsTop

Council outcome indicator Source Data
Hectares of open space land owned or maintained by WCC, per capita36 WCC Parks, Sports and Recreation 2010/11: 206.7m2/person (4,086 hec);
2011/12: 210.9m2/person (4,221 hec);
2012/13: 202.1m2/person (4,086 hec);
2013/14: 206.5m2/person (4,213 hec);
2014/15: 198.4m2/person (3,967 hec).
Residents’ usage of the city’s open spaces WCC RMS 2015  
  Weekly Yearly
  2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15
Coastal areas or beaches 19% 20% 22% 95% 94% 96%
Botanic gardens 5% 5% 6% 83% 78% 87%
Parks and reserves 26% 25% 21% 94% 92% 96%
Town Belt or outer green belt 9% 13% 11% 72% 72% 78%
Walking tracks 10% 14% 17% 72% 72% 82%
Sports fields 16% 12% 13% 60% 58% 60%
Residents’ perceptions that the natural environment is appropriately managed and protected WCC RMS 2015 2013: 80%, 2014: 77%, 2015: 78%.
Kilometres of managed tracks and walkways WCC Parks, Sports and Recreation 2010/11 = 327km; 2011/12 = 335km; 2012/13 = 360km; 2013/14 = 340km; 2014/15 = 355km.
Hours worked by recognised environmental volunteer groups and Botanic Garden volunteers WCC Parks, Sports and Recreation 2010/11 = 28,000 hours; 2011/12 = 31,200 hours; 2012/13 = 24,682 hours; 2013/14 = 34,611; 2014/15 = 43,880 hours.
Bird counts - abundance and distribution WCC Parks, Sports and Recreation  
  Average number of birds observed at each station
Species 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Bellbird 0.19 0 0.02 0.03 0.01
Fantail 7.44 0.35 0.25 0.23 0.32
Grey Warbler 9.84 0.84 1.2 1.3 1.05
Kaka 0.44 0.1 0.07 0.12 0.1
Kakariki 0 0.01 0.02 0.01 0.03
Karearea 0 0 0.01 0.01 0
Kingfisher 0.25 0.3 0.04 0.03 0.04
Saddleback 0 0.07 0.02 0.03 0.02
Shining Cuckoo 3 0.17 0.25 0.24 0.19
Tui 38.31 1.35 0.8 2.16 1.74
Kererū 1.62 0.07 0.03 0.11 0.08
Water consumption (commercial and residential combined) Wellington Water (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15)
23.7 billion litres, 26.4 billion litres, 22.2 billion litres. This figure is total usage excluding unaccounted for water.
Renewable energy (GWh) generated in the city Meridian Energy Total renewable energy generated in the city: 2012/13 = 476 GWh, 2013/14 = 542 GWh, 2014/15 = 730GWh.37
City-wide greenhouse gas emissions URS Report – Greenhouse gas inventory for the Wellington Region. Total net emissions (t CO2e)
2009/10: 1,325,237; 2010/11: 1,242,162;
2011/12: 1,367,690; 2012/13: 1,243,802.
2012/13 information is the most recent available.
Fresh water biological health (macro invertebrates) GWRC (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14)
Makara Stream: 112, 110, 120, 122.7, 107.3;
Karori Stream: 82, 79, 95.5, 100.8, 91.8;
Kaiwharawhara Stream: 91, 87, 86.7, 81.1, 95.7.
2013/14 information is the most recent available.
Fresh water quality GWRC (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14)
Makara Stream: Good, Fair, Fair, Fair, Poor;
Karori Stream: Fair, Fair, Fair, Fair, Poor;
Kaiwharawhara Stream: Fair, Fair, Fair, Fair, Fair.
2013/2014 information is the most recent available.
Residents’ actions to reduce stormwater pollution. WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Putting litter in a rubbish bin: 91%, 90%, 93%; Pouring all household liquid waste down inside sink, toilet or gully trap: 64%, 64%, 71%; Disposing of oil, paint, chemicals by putting them out with household rubbish or taking them for recycling: 49%, 47%, 57%; Collect sweepings from driveway, paths or yard for composting or for disposal with your household rubbish: 49%, 43%, 49%; Wash the car at the car wash or on the lawn: 30%, 26%, 27%;Washing paint brushes in an inside sink: 48%, 50%, 55%; Pick up droppings left by dogs: n/a, 18%, 22%.
Total waste to landfill, per capita WCC CitiOperations Tonnes/person
2009/10 = 0.41; 2010/11 = 0.42; 2011/12 = 0.43; 2012/13 = 0.41; 2013/14 = 0.40; 2014/15 = 0.41.
Residents’ actions to reduce waste from homes (including recycling, composting, etc.) WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Use Council’s kerbside recycling service: 86%, 82%, 90%; Donating things to second-hand shops/charities: 80%, 79%, 86%; Reusing plastic containers such as food containers: 85%, 81%, 81%; Buying refills: 59%, 58%, 66%; Avoiding using plastic bottles or bags/use green bags: 34%, 30%, 42%; Taking things to recycling stations: 39%, 40%, 48%; Home composting: 41%, 39%, 50%.
New Zealanders' and residents' perceptions that Wellington is an eco-city WCC RMS 2015 and Arts Omnibus Survey (2013, 2014, 2015)
New Zealanders: 27%, 30%, 34%;
Residents: 29%, 29%, 25%.
Energy-use, per capita (Wellington Region) Wellington Electricity MWh/person
2009/10: 7.2; 2010/11: 7.0; 2011/12: 6.9; 2012/13: 6.7; 2013/14: 6.6; 2014/15: 6.6.
Number/sqm of ‘green star’ buildings/space in the city New Zealand Green Building Council 2013/14: Design rating = 9 buildings, 141,365 sqm; Interior fitout rating = 3 buildings, 37,964 sqm.
2014/15: Design rating = 9 buildings, 141,365 sqm; Interior fitout rating = 3 buildings, 37,964 sqm; Built = 2 buildings, 25,248sqm.
Residents (%) who live in an insulated property WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015) Residents’ who report their home as rarely or never:
Cold: 27%, 31%, 41%; Damp: 60%, 58%, 70%; Hard to heat: 49%, 51%, 57%.

Economic Development outcome indicatorsTop

Council outcome indicator Source Data
Number of enterprises and jobs in the city and central city Statistics NZ (2012/13, 2013/14)
City - Enterprises: 25,372; 25,882. Jobs: 151,338; 153,067.
Central city – Enterprises: 8,655; 8,644. Jobs: 97,323; 100,233.38
2013/14 information is the most recent available.
Visitor numbers – international (guest nights) Statistics NZ (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15)
692,202; 702,463; 776,834; 667,760; 686,692; 769,714.
Visitor numbers – domestic (guest nights) Statistics NZ (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15) 1,352,242; 1,280,162; 1,315,814; 1,373,613; 1,396,402; 1,426,141.
Accommodation (commercial) – occupancy rates and guest nights Statistics NZ (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 Year-end April)
Guest nights: 2,017,445; 1,982,625; 2,092,605; 2,041,371; 2,083,094; 2,195,854.
Occupancy: 64%, 62%, 66%, 64%, 67%, 70%.
Number of major conferences PWT (Year-end March) 2011/12 = 468; 2012/13 = 606; 2013/14 = 619; 2014/15 = 633.
Number of A-level events held in Wellington and their economic contribution39 WCC Events 2009/10 = 9, $34.8m; 2010/11= 9, $23.7m; 2011/12 = 16, $17m; 2012/13 = 9, $30.2m; 2013/14 = 10, $30.9m; 2014/15 = 12, $29.9m.
New Zealand’s top 200 companies based in Wellington NZ Management Magazine (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15)
24, 20, 18, 20, 21, 22.
Business enterprises - births and growths (net growth in business) Statistics NZ Annual growth (business units)40
2009/10 = -1.9%; 2010/11: 0.2%; 2011/12: 1.1%; 2012/13 = 0.2%; 2013/14 = 2.0%.
Net growth 2004–2014: 17%.
2013/14 information is the most recent information available.
Growth in business and employees - 'smart' business Market Economics Number of smart businesses in the city and percentage of employees working in the smart business sector41 :
2013 = 4,980; 30%. 2014 = 5,125; 31%.
Domestic and international airline passengers entering Wellington Airport Wellington International Airport (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15 Year-end March)
Domestic: 4,491,000; 4,480,000; 4,474,000; 4,647,000; 4,684,000; 4,682,000.
International: 626,000; 655,000; 718,000; 727,000; 753,000; 775,000.
Free wifi usage (logons/day) – waterfront and central city Citylink (2012/13) Central city: 1,903,357 logons (5,214 per day) Waterfront: 106,659 logons (292 per day).
(2013/14) Central city: 2,431,247 logons (6,661 per day) Waterfront: 194,852 logons (534 per day).
(2014/15) Central city: 6,816,785 logons (18,676 per day) Waterfront: 142,366 logons (390 per day)42 .
Residents who have access to broadband (%) including ultrafast WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015): 97%, 97%, 97%.
Gross Domestic Product (per capita growth) Infometrics (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14)43 : 1.2%, 0.1%, -2.0%, 0.8%, 1.3%.
Regional share of national employment: 11.9
2013/14 information is the most recent available.
Educational achievement (degree level qualifications) Statistics NZ Percentage of Wellingtonians over the age of 15 that have a Degree-level qualification or higher:
2006 Census = 33%; 2013 Census = 38%.
Labour force participation rate and youth NEET rates Statistics NZ (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15) Labour force participation rate: 71.5%, 73.2%, 71.5%.
(2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15) Youth NEET rates: 9.9%, 12.4%, 12.7%.
Income – household and personal Statistics NZ Median personal income:
2006 Census = $32,500; 2013 Census = $37,900.
Median household income:
2006 Census = $72,200; 2013 Census = $91,100.
Ratio of income to cost of living for residents Statistics NZ Between 2013 and 2014, the difference between earnings and cost of living decreased by 6.9% (became less expensive).
Pedestrian counts – average of various Lambton Quay sites WCC Golden Mile Pedestrian Survey (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15)
Average hourly pedestrian counts for various Lambton quay sites Monday – Friday: 2,179; 2,069; 1,971.
Total value of exports (value and estimated tonnage) Statistics NZ (2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15)
Wellington Airport: Tonnage 871; 1,111; 594. Value $18.5m, $14.7m, $13.2m.
Wellington Seaport: Tonnage 1.15m, 1.15m, 1.13m; Value $988m, $1,141m, $1,196m.44
Number of international air connections (by country) Wellington International Airport Two – Australian and Fiji.
Businesses and employees engaged in research and development sector Statistics NZ (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Businesses: 156; 150; 146; 152; 151; 160.
Employees: 4,840; 4,940; 4,990; 4,900; 5,040; 5,150.
Secondary (international) and Tertiary (international and domestic) students enrolled per 1000 residents Education Counts and Massey University (2013/14, 2014/15)
International fee paying secondary school students: 347; 363.
Domestic tertiary students: 28,049; 27,684.
International tertiary students: 3,801; 3,767.

Cultural Wellbeing outcome indicatorsTop

Council outcome indicator Source Data
Residents’ frequency of engagement in cultural and arts activities WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
At least once a week: 7%, 7%, 9%; At least once a month: 30%, 25%, 34%; At least once every six months: 32%, 34%, 33%; At least once a year: 15%, 13%, 11%; Less often: 12%, 12%, 9%.
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that ‘Wellington has a culturally rich and diverse arts scene’ WCC RMS 2015 New Zealanders:
2013 = 84%, 2014 = 84%, 2015 = 84%.
Residents’:
2013 = 92%, 2014 = 89%, 2015 = 90%.
Residents’ perceptions that Wellington’s local identity (sense of place) is appropriately valued and protected WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015): 67%, 72%, 76%45 .
Number of events held at key venues46 Venues and Te Papa (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14, 2014/15)
1,514; 1,489; 1,424; 1,356; 1,689; 1,647.
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that ‘Wellington is the arts capital of New Zealand’ WCC RMS 2015 New Zealanders:
2013 = 54%, 2014 = 52%, 2015 =57%.
Residents’:
2013 = 70%, 2014 =68%, 2015 = 63%.
New Zealanders’ and residents’ perceptions that ‘Wellington is the events capital of New Zealand’ WCC RMS 2015 New Zealanders:
2013 = 29%, 2014 = 31%, 2015 = 34%.
Residents’:
2013 = 51%, 2014 = 48%, 2015 = 46%.
Residents’ agreement with the statement that ‘Wellington is an easy place to get involved in the arts’ WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015): 87%, 80%, 85%.

Social and Recreation outcome indicatorsTop

Council outcome indicator Source Data
Residents’ usage of WCC community facilities WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Community centre: 19%, 20%, 22%.
Community hall: 17%, 19%, 19%. 
Residents’ perceptions that they feel a sense of community with others in their local neighbourhood Quality of Life Survey47 (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
57%, 51%, 60%, 53%, 53%.
Residents’ perceptions that Wellington offers a wide range of recreation activities WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015): 76%, 76%, 85%.
Residents’ frequency of physical activity WCC RMS 2015 More than 2.5 hours per week
(2013, 2014, 2015): 64%, 65%, 71%.
Residents’ perceptions of barriers restricting participation in recreation activities, for example, too busy, poor health, no facilities, parking, transport, weather, expense, etc. WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Too busy: 47%, 45%, 47%; Poor health: 11%, 9%, 6%; Lack of motivation: 24%, 23%, 22%; Lack of parking/public transport/transport: 20%, 19%, 20%; Weather: 27%, 30%, 34%; Expense: 37%, 36%, 26%.
Residents’ importance of sense of community in local neighbourhood Quality of Life Survey (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
69%, 59%, 70%, 75%, 71%.
Residents’ usage of WCC libraries WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015): 68%, 69%, 74%.
Residents frequency of visiting WCC libraries WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
More than once a week: 5%, 5%, 4%; Once a week: 10%, 15%, 15%; Once every 2-3 weeks: 29%, 22%, 24%; Once a month: 18%, 19%, 19%; Once every 2–3 months: 19%, 17%, 21%; Once every 4–6 months: 13%, 11%, 7%; Less often: 6%, 11%, 8%.
Residents engaging in neighbourly actions WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Spoken to a neighbour: 92%, 88%, 92%; Given help to a neighbour: 58%, 55%, 58%; Received help from a neighbour: 43%, 44%, 47%; Participated in an activity with a neighbour: 28%; 34%, 38%; Discussed emergency preparedness with a neighbour: 12%, 19%, 16%; None of the above: 7%, 10%, 7%.
Types of social networks to which residents belong (i.e. community, sports, ethnic, etc.) Quality of Life Survey (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014)
School or work network: 62%, 67%, 65%, 58%, 57%; Hobby/interest group: 37%, 41%, 38%, 30%, 31%; Online community groups (e.g. Facebook): 20%, 38%, 59%, 51%, 59%; Sports club: 33%, 29%, 30%, 29%, 24%; Church/spiritual group: 32%, 26%, 23%, 19%, 16%; Community/voluntary group: 22%, 19%, 22%, 18%, 15%.
Ethnic diversity of the city’s population and resident’s values regarding diversity Statistics NZ and WCC RMS 2015 30% of the city’s population are non-European.
78% of residents believe that different lifestyles and cultures make Wellington a better place to live.
Residents’ perceptions of safety – central city and local neighbourhood (day and night) WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Central city day = 98%, 98%, 99%; Central city night = 72%, 69%, 76%.
Neighbourhood day = 99%, 99%, 99%; Neighbourhood night = 85%, 83%, 87%.
Resident perceptions – city safety issues of most concern WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Alcohol and drug problems: 54%, 55%, 51%; Dangerous drivers (including speed, drunk drivers): 34%, 35%, 29%; Threatening people/people behaving dangerously: 53%, 51%, 48%; Poorly lit/dark public areas (streets, paths, parks): 63%, 71%, 61%; Traffic, including busy roads/lack of pedestrian facilities: 31%, 31%, 34%; Car theft/vandalism: 33%, 29%, 36%; Graffiti: 46%, 40%, 34%; Vandalism (broken windows in shops): 30%, 28%, 26%; Poorly maintained/dangerous public areas: 37%, 40%, 34%.
Crime – number recorded (resolution rate) – by category Statistics NZ (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Offences against the person: 7,222 (80%); 6,959 (76%); 6,406 (77%); 5,837 (71%); 5,445 (59%); 6,625 (55%).
Burglary/ Theft: 21,259 (21%); 19,733 (19%); 20,144 (19%); 17,606 (20%); 16,920 (17%); 17,648 (17%).
Illicit drug offences: 2,367 (97%); 1,907 (95%); 1,810 (96%); 2,603 (96%); 1,157 (89%); 2,124 (95%).
Public order offences: 5,108 (87%); 4,342 (86%); 4,056 (89%); 3,807 (85%); 3,596 (78%); 2,838 (66%).
Residents with home emergency items and plan WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Items: 78%, 80%, 81%.
Plan: 42%, 50%, 48%.
Number of notifications of the most prevalent food and water-borne diseases WCC Building Consents and Licensing 2009/10 = 291; 2010/11 = 210; 2011/12 = 161; 2012/13 = 234; 2013/14 = 264; 2014/15 = 207.
Life expectancy (with break-down) Statistics NZ Male: 1995–1997 = 75.4; 2000–2002 = 78; 2005–2007 = 80.1; 2013 = 80.9. Female: 1995–1997 = 81.2; 2000–2002 = 82.5; 2005–2007 = 83.7; 2013 = 84.2.
This measure is drawn from census information.
Residents’ perception of their ‘quality of life’ WCC RMS 2015 Good or extremely good
(2013, 2014, 2015): 88%, 86%, 93%.

Urban Development outcome indicatorsTop

Council outcome indicator Source Data
Resident perceptions that Wellington is a great place to live, work and play WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Great place to live: 93%, 89%, 96%.
Great place to work: 66%, 62%, 64%.
Great place to play: 88%, 88%, 92%. 
Value of commercial and residential building consents Statistics NZ (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 Year-end March). Commercial: $308m, $264m, $204m, $226m, $271m, $302m.
Residential: $211m, $266m, $217m, $327m, $256m, $246m.
Population density – central city area, 'Growth Spine', inner-city residential, outer residential, suburban centres (long-term indicator). WCC GIS (2001, 2006, 2013 census)
Central city: 5,844; 8,547; 11,797 people;
‘Growth Spine:’ 18,348; 22,293; 25,301 people;
Inner city: 23,559; 25,227; 26,583 people;
Outer residential: 98,718; 108,402; 111,639 people; Suburban centres: 2,295; 3,105; 3,261 people.
Resident’s perceptions of the city centre as an easy place to get to, use and enjoy WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Easy to get around: 81%, 78%, 83%; Easy to access leisure activities: 74%, 71%, 80%.
Resident’s perceptions of urban design/urban form safety issues (i.e. graffiti, vandalism, poorly lit public spaces etc.) WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Poorly lit public areas: 63%, 71%, 61%; Vandalism: 30%, 28%, 26%; Graffiti: 46%, 40%, 34%; Poorly maintained public areas: 37%, 40%, 34%.
% of city’s population who reside in the central city Statistics NZ (2006 census, 2013 census): 7.3%, 8.9%48
Building density (buildings per hectare) – central city area, inner-city residential, outer residential, Business 1 and 2, Centres, Medium Density Residential Area (long-term indicator) WCC GIS (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015)49
Central Area – 1,904 (7.85); 1,884 (7.76); 1,869 (7.70); 1,870 (7.7); n/a; 1,825 (7.58).
Inner Residential – 10,652 (34.60); 10,633 (34.54); 10,578 (34.46), 10,577 (34.39); n/a; 10,485 (34.7).
Outer Residential – 76,699 (21.84); 76,818 (21.88); 76,990 (21.96); 77,009 (21.9); n/a; 75,499 (21.91).
Business 1 & 2, Centres and Medium Density Residential Area– n/a; 3,640 (10.98).
Proportion of houses within 100m of a public transport stop WCC GIS 2010 = 48%; 2011 = 47%; 2012 = 46%; 2013 = 45%; 2014 = n/a50 ; 2015 = 45%
Identified earthquake-prone buildings that have been strengthened/demolished WCC Building Consents and Licensing 2009/10: 4; 2010/11: 11; 2011/12: 12; 2012/13: 44; 2013/14: 52; 2014/15 = 73.
Residents’ perceptions that heritage items contribute to the city and local communities’ unique character WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
City: 92%, 85%, 93%.
Local community: 72%, 67%, 71%.
New Zealanders’ perception that Wellington is an attractive destination Colmar Brunton Omnibus Survey (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
82%, 75%, 77%, 78%, 80%, 78%.
Residents’ rating of sense of pride in the way their city looks and feels WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015): 82%, 75%, 85%.

Transport outcome indicatorsTop

Council outcome indicator Source Data
Residents’ perceptions that peak traffic volumes are acceptable WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015): 57%, 53%, 47%.
Total fuel used on Wellington roads, per capita WCC Infrastructure Planning and Data Litres/person
2009/10 = 2,012; 2010/11 = 1,934; 2011/12 = 1,908; 2012/13 = 1,843; 2013/14 = 1,817; 2014/15 = 1,878.
Residents’ perceptions that the city’s transport system allows easy access from the suburbs to the city WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015): 63%, 64%, 65%.
Mode of transport used by residents to come into the CBD – by car, bus, walking, train and cycling WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Car: 33%, 31%, 33%; Bus: 34%, 28%, 27%; Walking: 20%, 27%, 23%; Train: 6%, 6%, 3%; Cycle: 3%, 4%, 8%.
Residents’ perceptions that public transport is convenient and affordable WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Convenient: 68%, 70%, 69%; Affordable: 40%, 38%, 46%.
Uses of public transport: buses and trains GWRC Total passenger boardings – Wellington Region – 000s (2013, 2014, 2015)
Bus: 23,608; 23,981; 24,099.
Trains: 11,355; 11,643; 12,129.
Air quality monitoring (i.e. nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter PM10) GWRC (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 Calendar years) Nitrogen dioxide (µg/m3): maximum: 101.1, 105.4, 93.7, 92.0, 79.8, 86.6; mean (annual): 27.4, 25.8, 24.4, 20.2, 19.4, 19.7.
Carbon monoxide (mg/m3): maximum: 2.9, 3.2, 2.5, 1.9, 2.1, 1.5; mean (annual): 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.4, 0.4, 0.4.
Particulate matter PM10 (µg/m3): maximum: 31, 32, 34, 32, 28, 32; mean: 13, 13, 13, 13, 14, 13.
Number of road crashes resulting in injury NZTA (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Total: 433, 372, 314, 298, 335, 319; Fatal: 3, 3, 6, 2, 2, 3; Serious: 53, 55, 79, 77, 35, 57.
Social cost of all crashes – includes loss of life estimates and non-injury crashes. NZTA (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
$112m, $104m, $116m, $98m, $59m, $78m.
Residents’ perceptions of transport related safety issues (i.e. issues of most concern) WCC RMS 2015 (2013, 2014, 2015)
Traffic or busy roads: 31%, 31%, 34%; Car theft or vandalism: 33%, 29%, 36%; Poorly lit or dark public areas: 63%, 71%, 61%; Dangerous driving: 34%, 35%, 29%.

36All per capita calculations are based on the most recent Wellington City resident population estimate from Statistics NZ (200,000 as at 30 June 2015)
37These figures do not include small scale renewables such as solar PV, microwind and solar hot water.
38Previous results have been changed as more up-to-date data is available.
39‘A level’ events are defined as those with a total funding spend of $50K plus, excluding WoW®, the Hertz Sevens and the NZ International Arts Festival.
40Previous results have been changed as more up-to-date data is available.
41Previous results have been changed as more up-to-date data is available.
42This year, there has been a methodology change in how information is collected for the waterfront logons measure. In previous years, this has measured the number of 30 minute sessions, whereas the 2014/15 result is for the number of 2 hour sessions that were started.
43Previous results have been changed as more up-to-date data is available.
44Previous results have been changed as more up-to-date data is available.
45Previous results have been changed as more up-to-date information is available.
46Key venues include: Westpac Stadium, St James Theatre, Opera House, Wellington Town Hall, Michael Fowler Centre, TSB Bank Arena and Te Papa.
47This survey is held bi-annually, so results are not available for all years.
48Central city is defined as the Thorndon/Tinakori, Lambton and Willis St/Cambridge area units.
49Dataset not updated in 2014.
50Dataset not updated in 2014.