Appendices

Monitoring information

The following indicators have been developed to assess achievement of our Council outcomes that were set as part of the 2012-22 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 in 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, 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 and 2013/14 results for indicators that are 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:

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 Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 31%, 36%.
Residents who state that they understand how the Council make decisions WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 27%, 30%.
Residents who believe they have an influence on Council decision-making WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (Large and Some Influence) 2013: 41%, 2014: 41%.
Mana whenua partner agreement that the use and protection of the city's resources for the future is appropriate WCC Research, Consultation and Planning 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 Residents Monitoring Survey (Agree and strongly agree) 2013: 67%, 2014: 64%.
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 capita29 WCC Parks, Sports and Recreation 2009/10: 208.6m2/person (4,078 hec);
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).
Residents usage of the city’s open spaces WCC Residents Monitoring Survey See table below.
Usage of the city’s open spaces (this table is part of the above measure)
  Weekly Yearly
  2012/13 2013/14 2012/13 2013/14
Coastal areas or beaches 19% 20% 95% 94%
Botanic gardens 5% 5% 83% 78%
Parks and reserves 26% 25% 94% 92%
Town Belt or outer green belt 9% 13% 72% 72%
Walking tracks 10% 14% 72% 72%
Sports fields 16% 12% 60% 58%
Residents perceptions that the natural environment is appropriately managed and protected WCC Residents Monitoring Survey 2013: 80%, 2014: 77%.
Kilometres of managed tracks and walkways WCC Parks, Sports and Recreation 2009/10 = 337km; 2010/11 = 327km; 2011/12 = 335km; 2012/13 = 360km; 2013/14 = 340km.30
Hours worked by recognised environmental volunteer groups and Botanic Garden volunteers WCC Parks, Sports and Recreation 2009/10 = 25,000 hours; 2010/11 = 28,000 hours;
2011/12 = 31,200 hours; 2012/13 = 24,682 hours;
2013/14 = 34,611 hours.
Bird counts - abundance and distribution WCC Parks, Sports and Recreation Average number of birds observed at each station.31
See table below.
Bird counts (this table is part of the above measure)
  % of stations where species were recorded average number of birds observed at each station
Species 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
bellbird 23 7 3 0 1.5 3 0.13 0.56 0.19 0.00 0.02 0.03
fantail 57 47 51 27 18.5 19.9 0.33 4.50 7.44 0.35 0.25 0.23
grey warbler 93 76 68 59 69 70.6 1.51 7.75 9.84 0.84 1.20 1.3
hihi   1   0 0 0 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.00 0
kaka 16 7 6 1 5.5 9.5 0.07 0.56 0.44 0.10 0.07 0.12
kakariki   1   0.05 0.5 0.5 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.01
karearea   1   0 0.5 1 0.00 0.06 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.01
kingfisher 27 15 4 0.02 2.5 3 0.16 1.13 0.25 0.03 0.04 0.03
saddleback 4 3   0.05 1 2.5 0.02 0.19 0.00 0.07 0.02 0.03
shining cuckoo 8 19 29 0.16 19.5 21.4 0.03 1.44 3.00 0.17 0.25 0.24
silvereye 98 89 55 79 82.5 74.6 2.66 19.75 0.00 1.86 2.40 2.01
tui 99 93 89 72 36.5 80.1 2.16 16.88 38.31 1.35 0.80 2.16
whitehead   6 1 0.04 5 3 0.00 0.75 0.18 0.06 0.09 0.04
kererū 20 16 15 0.06 3 9 0.11 1.25 1.62 0.07 0.03 0.11
 
Water consumption (commercial and residential combined) Capacity Infrastructure Services Ltd (2012/13, 2013/14) 23.7 billion litres, 26.4 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.32  
 
     
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.
Fresh water biological health (macroinvertebrates) GWRC (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) Makara Stream: 113, 112, 110, 120, 122.7;
Karori Stream: 95, 82, 79, 95.5, 100.8;
Kaiwharawhara Stream: 85, 91, 87, 86.7, 81.1.
Most recently available data are for 2012/13 year.
Fresh water quality GWRC (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) Makara Stream: Fair, Good, Fair, Fair, Fair;
Karori Stream: Fair, Fair, Fair, Fair, Fair;
Kaiwharawhara Stream: Fair, Fair, Fair, Fair, Fair.
Most recently available data are for 2012/13 year.
Residents actions to reduce stormwater pollution. WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Putting litter in a rubbish bin: 91%, 90%; Pouring all household liquid waste down inside sink, toilet or gully trap: 64%, 64%; Disposing of oil, paint, chemicals by putting them out with household rubbish or taking them for recycling: 49%, 47%; collect sweepings from driveway, paths or yard for composting or for disposal with your household rubbish: 49%, 43%; Wash the car at the car wash or on the lawn: 30%, 26%; Washing paint brushes in an inside sink: 48%, 50%; Pick up droppings left by dogs: n/a, 18%.
Total waste to landfill, per capita WCC CitiOperations 2009/10 = 0.41 tonnes/person; 2010/11 = 0.42 tonnes/person; 2011/12 = 0.43 tonnes/person; 2012/13 = 0.41 tonnes/person; 2013/14 = 0.40 tonnes/person.
Residents actions to reduce waste from homes (including recycling, composting, etc). WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Use Council’s kerbside recycling service: 86%, 82%; Donating things to second-hand shops/charities: 80%, 79%; Reusing plastic containers such as food containers: 85%, 81%; Buying refills: 59%, 58%; Avoiding using plastic bottles or bags/use green bags: 34%, 30%; Taking things to recycling stations: 39%, 40%; Home composting: 41%, 39%.
New Zealanders and residents perceptions that Wellington is an eco-city WCC Residents Monitoring Survey and Arts Omnibus Survey (2013, 2014) New Zealanders: 27%, 30% Residents: 29%, 29%.
Energy-use, per capita (Wellington Region) Wellington Electricity 2009/10: 7.2 MWh/person; 2010/11: 7.0 MWh/person; 2011/12: 6.9 MWh/person; 2012/13: 6.7 MWh/person; 2013/14: 6.6 MWh/person.
Number/sqm of ‘green star’ buildings/space in the city New Zealand Green Building Council 2013/14: Design rating = 9 buildings, 141,365 m2; Interior fitout rating = 3 buildings, 37,964 m2.
Residents (%) who live in an insulated property WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Residents’ who report their home as rarely or never: Cold: 27%, 31%; Damp: 60%, 58%; Hard to heat: 49%, 51%.

Economic development outcome indicatorsTop

Council outcome indicator Source Data
Number of enterprises and jobs in the city and central city Statistics NZ (2012) City - enterprises: 25,163; jobs: 151,853. Central city – enterprises: 8,643; jobs: 96,412.  
Visitor numbers – international (guest nights) PWT (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14) 692,202; 702,463; 776,834; 667,760; 686,692.
Visitor numbers – domestic (guest nights) PWT (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14): 1,352,242; 1,280,162; 1,315,814; 1,373,613; 1,396,402.
Accommodation (commercial) – occupancy rates and guest nights Statistics NZ (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14) Guest nights: 2,017,445; 1,982,625; 2,092,605; 2,041,371; 2,083,094 Occupancy: 64%, 62%, 66%, 64%, 67% (year-end April).
Number of major conferences PWT 2011/12 = 468; 2012/13 = 606; 2013/14 = 619 (year-end March).
Number of A-level events33 held in Wellington and their economic contribution WCC Events 2009/10 = 9 A-Level events ($34.8m); 2010/11= 9 A-Level events ($23.7m); 2011/12 = 16 A-Level events ($17m); 2012/13 = 9 A-level events ($30.2m); 2013/14 = 10 A-level events ($30.9m).
New Zealand’s top 200 companies based in Wellington. NZ Management Magazine (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13)
24, 20, 18, 20, 21.
Business enterprises - births and growths (net growth in business) Statistics NZ Annual growth (business units) : 2008/09 = 1.9%; 2009/10 = -1.9%; 2010/11: 0.0%; 2011/12: 0.7%; 2012/13 = -0.20%. Net growth 2000–2010: 22%.34
Growth in business and employees - 'smart' business Market Economics (2012) Number of smart businesses in the city: 4,896; Percentage of employees working in smart business sector: 31.0%.
Domestic and international airline passengers entering Wellington Airport Wellington International Airport (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 - March year-end). Domestic: 4,491,402; 4,479,664; 4,474,000; 4,647,000; 4,684,000. International: 626,365; 654,615; 718,000; 727,000; 753,000.
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 (292 per day). (2013/14) Central city: 2,431,247 logons (6,661 per day) Waterfront: 194,852 (534 per day).
Residents who have access to broadband (%) including ultrafast WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014): 97%, 97%.
Gross Domestic Product (per capita growth) Infometrics (2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13) 0.60%, 2.80%, 2.90%, 0.40%, 1.6%35 Regional share of national employment: 11.5% (MBIE Regional Activity Report).
Educational achievement (degree level qualifications) Statistics NZ (2006 Census, 2013 Census) Percentage of Wellingtonians over the age of 15 that have a Degree-level qualification or higher: 33%, 38%.
Labour force participation rate and youth NEET rates Statistics NZ (2012/13, 2013/14) Labour force participation rate: 71.5%, 73.2% (2012/13, 2013/14) Youth NEET rates: 9.9%, 12.4%.
Income – household and personal Statistics NZ (2006 Census, 2013 Census): Median personal income: $32,500, $37,900.
(2006 Census, 2013 Census): Median Household Income: $72,200, $91,100.
Ratio of income to cost of living for residents Statistics NZ Between 2012 and 2013, the difference between earnings and cost of living decreased by 3% (became less expensive).
Pedestrian counts – average of various Lambton Quay sites WCC golden mile pedestrian survey (2012/13, 2013/14) Average hourly pedestrian counts for various Lambton quay sites Monday – Friday: 2,179; 2,069.  
Total value of exports (value and estimated tonnage) Statistics NZ (2012/13; 2013/14) Wellington Airport: Tonnage: 870; 1,028. Value $18.5 M, $13.5 M. Wellington Seaport: Tonnage 1.15M; 1.07M. Value $989M; $1,022M.
Number of international air connections (by country) Wellington International Airport One - Australia.
Businesses and employees engaged in research and development sector Statistics NZ (2008; 2009; 2010; 2011; 2012) Businesses: 152; 155; 150; 146; 152. Employees: 4,930; 4,830; 4,940; 4,980; 4,920.
Secondary (international) and Tertiary (international and domestic) students enrolled per 1000 residents Education Counts (2013/14) International fee paying secondary school students: 347; Tertiary students: Domestic: 28,049; International: 3,801.

Cultural wellbeing outcome indicatorsTop

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Residents frequency of engagement in cultural and arts activities WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) At least once a week: 7%, 7%; At least once a month: 30%, 25%; At least once ever six months: 32%, 34%; At least once a year: 15%, 13%; Less often: 12%, 12%.
New Zealanders and residents perceptions that ‘Wellington has a culturally rich and diverse arts scene’ WCC Residents Monitoring Survey and Arts Omnibus Survey New Zealanders (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) 85%, 81%, 77%, 84%, 84%.   Residents’ (2013, 2014) 92%, 89%.
Residents perceptions that Wellington’s local identity (sense of place) is appropriately valued and protected WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 77%, 72%.
Number of events held at key venues36 Venues and Te Papa (2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14) 1,514; 1,489; 1,424; 1,356; 1,689.  
New Zealanders and Residents perceptions that ‘Wellington is the arts capital of New Zealand’ WCC Residents Monitoring Survey and Arts Omnibus Survey New Zealanders (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) 68%, 65%, 61%, 54%, 52%.   Residents (2013, 2014) 70%, 68%.
New Zealanders and Residents perceptions that ‘Wellington is the events capital of New Zealand’ WCC Residents Monitoring Survey and Arts Omnibus Survey New Zealanders (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014) 53%, 42%, 37%, 29%, 31%.   Residents (2013, 2014) 51%, 48%.
Residents (%) agreement with the statement that ‘Wellington is an easy place to get involved in the arts’ WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 87%, 80%.

Social and recreation outcome indicatorsTop

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Residents usage of WCC community facilities WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Community centre = 19%, 20%;
Community Hall = 17%, 19%.
Residents perceptions that they feel a sense of community with others in their local neighbourhood Quality of Life Survey (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) 57%, 51%, 60%, 53%.  
Residents perceptions that Wellington offers a wide range of recreation activities WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 76%, 76%.
Residents frequency of physical activity WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 64%, 65% (more than 2.5 hours per week).
Residents perceptions of barriers restricting participation in recreation activities, for example, too busy, poor health, no facilities, parking, transport, weather, expense, etc. WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Too busy: 47%, 45; Poor health: 11%, 9%; Lack of motivation: 24%, 23%; Lack of parking/public transport/transport: 20%, 19%; Weather: 27%, 30%; Expense: 37%, 36%.
Residents importance of sense of community in local neighbourhood Quality of Life Survey (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012): 69%, 59%, 70%, 75%.  
Residents usage of WCC Libraries WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 68%, 69%.
Residents frequency of visiting WCC Libraries WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) more than once a week: 5%, 5%; once a week: 10%, 15%; once every 2–3 weeks: 29%, 22%; once a month: 18%, 19%; once every 2–3 months: 19%, 17%; once every 4–6 months: 13%, 11%; less often: 6%, 11%.
Residents engaging in neighbourly actions WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Spoken to a neighbour: 92%, 88%; given help to a neighbour: 58%, 55%; received help from a neighbour: 43%, 44%; participated in an activity with a neighbour: 28%; 34%; discussed emergency preparedness with a neighbour: 12%, 19%; none of the above: 7%, 10%.
Types of social networks to which residents belong (i.e. community, sports, ethnic, etc) Quality of Life Survey (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) School or work network: 62%, 67%, 65%, 58%; Hobby/interest group: 37%, 41%, 38%, 30%; Online community groups (eg Facebook): 20%, 38%, 59%, 51%; Sports club: 33%, 29%, 30%, 29%; Church/spiritual group: 32%, 26%, 23%, 19%; Community/voluntary group: 22%, 19%, 22%, 18%; Friends: 4%, 11%, 7%, 3%.  
Ethnic diversity of the city’s population and resident’s values regarding diversity Statistics NZ and WCC Residents Monitoring Survey 30% of the city’s population are non-European. 67% 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 Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Central city day = 98%, 98%. Central city night = 72%, 69%. Neighbourhood day = 99%, 99%. Neighbourhood night = 85%, 83%.
Resident perceptions – city safety issues of most concern37 WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014): Alcohol and drug problems: 54%, 55%. Dangerous drivers (including speed, drunk drivers): 34%, 35%. Threatening people/people behaving dangerously: 53%, 51%. Poorly lit/dark public areas (streets, paths, parks): 63%, 71%. Traffic including busy roads/lack of pedestrian facilities: 31%, 31%. Car theft/vandalism: 33%, 29%. Graffiti: 46%, 40%. Vandalism (broken windows in shops): 30%, 28%. Poorly maintained/dangerous public areas: 37%, 40%.
Crime – number recorded (resolution rate) – by category38 NZ Police (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Offences against the person (% resolved): 7,222 (80%); 6,959 (76%); 6,406 (77%); 5,837 (71%); 5,445 (59%). Burglary/Theft: 21,259 (21%); 19,733 (19%); 20,144 (19%); 17,606 (20%); 16,920 (17%). Illicit drug offences: 2,367 (97%); 1,907 (95%); 1,810 (96%); 2,603 (96%); 1,157 (89%). Public order offences: 5,108 (87%); 4,342 (86%); 4,056 (89%); 3,807 (85%); 3596 (78%).
Residents with home emergency items and plan WCC Residents Monitoring Survey Items: (2013, 2014): 78%, 80%; Plan: (2013, 2014): 42%, 50%.
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.
Life expectancy (with break-down) Statistics NZ Male: 1995–1997 = 75.4; 2000–2002 = 78; 2005–2007 = 80.1%. Female: 1995–1997 = 81.2; 2000–2002 = 82.5; 2005–2007 = 83.7%. (Census – dataset not updated in 2011/12, 2012/13 or 2013/14).
Residents perception of their ‘quality of life’ WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 88%, 86%.

Urban development outcome indicatorsTop

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Residents perceptions that Wellington is a great place to live, work and play WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) great place to live: 93%, 89%; great place to work: 66%, 62%; great place to play: 88%, 88%.
Value of commercial and residential building consents Statistics NZ (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 March year-end). Commercial: $308m, $264m, $204m, $226m, 271m. Residential: $211m, $266m, $217m, $327, $255m.
Population density – central city area, ‘Growth Spine,’ inner-city residential, outer residential, suburban centres (long-term indicator). WCC GIS (2001, 2006, 2013) 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. (Census – updated in 2013).
Residents perceptions of the city centre as an easy place to get to, use and enjoy WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014): easy to get around: 81%, 78%; easy to access leisure activities: 74%, 71%.
Residents perceptions of urban design/urban form safety issues (ie graffiti, vandalism, poorly lit public spaces etc) WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Poorly lit public areas: 63%, 71%; Vandalism: 30%, 28%; Graffiti: 46%, 40%; Poorly maintained public areas: 37%, 40%.
% of city’s population who reside in the central city Statistics NZ (2006 census, 2013 census) 7.3%, 8.9%.39
Building density (buildings per hectare) – central city area, ‘Growth Spine,’ inner-city residential, outer residential, suburban centres (long-term indicator) WCC GIS (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013) Central Area – 1,904 (7.85 buildings per hectare); 1,884 (7.76 buildings per hectare); 1,869 (7.70 buildings per hectare); 1,870 (7.7 buildings per hectare). Inner Residential – 10,652 (34.60 buildings per hectare); 10,633 (34.5l buildings per hectare); 10,578 (34.46 buildings per hectare), 10,577 (34.39 buildings per hectare). Outer Residential – 76,699 (21.84 buildings per hectare); 76,818 (21.88 buildings per hectare); 76,990 (21.96 buildings per hectare); 77,009 (21.9 buildings per hectare). Suburban Centres – 2,217 (7.37 buildings per hectare); 2,207 (7.34 buildings per hectare); 2,201 (7.32 buildings per hectare); 2,202 (7.32 buildings per hectare). Growth Spine – 10,172 (13.93 buildings per hectare); 10,153 (13.90 buildings per hectare)); 10,124 (13.87 buildings per hectare); 10,131 (13.87 buildings per hectare).40
Proportion of houses within 100m of a public transport stop. WCC GIS 2006 = 48%; 2008 = 48%; 2010 = 48%; 2011 = 47%; 2012 = 46%; 2013 = 45%.41
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.
Residents perceptions that heritage items contribute to the city and local communities’ unique character   WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) City: 92%, 85% Local community: 72%, 67%.
New Zealanders’ perception that Wellington is an attractive destination Colmar Brunton Omnibus Survey (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
82%, 75%, 77%, 78%, 80%.
Residents rating of sense of pride in the way their city looks and feels. WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 82%, 75%.

Transport outcome indicatorsTop

COUNCIL OUTCOME INDICATOR SOURCE DATA
Residents perceptions that peak traffic volumes are acceptable WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 57%, 53%.
Total fuel used on Wellington roads, per capita WCC Infrastructure Planning and Data 2009/10: 2,012 litres/person 2010/11: 1,934 litres/person; 2011/12: 1,908 litres/person; 2012/13: 1,843 litres/person; 2013/14: 1,817 litres/person.
Residents perceptions that the city’s transport system allows easy access from the suburbs to the city WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) 63%, 64%.
Mode of transport used by residents to come into the CBD – by car, bus, walking, train, and cycling WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Car: 33%, 31%; Bus: 34%, 28%; Walking: 20%, 27%; Train: 6%, 6%; Cycle: 3%, 4%.
Residents perceptions that public transport is convenient and affordable WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Convenient: 68%, 70%; Affordable: 40%, 38%.
Uses of public transport: buses, trains Greater Wellington (2013, 2014 Total passenger boardings – Wellington Region – 000s)
Bus: 23,608; 23,981. Train: 11,355; 11,643.
Air quality monitoring (i.e. nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, and particulate matter PM10) Greater Wellington (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Calendar years): Nitrogen dioxide (µg/m3): Maximum: 100.1, 105.4, 93.7, 92.0, 79.8; Mean (annual): 27.4, 25.8, 24.4, 20.2, 19.4. Carbon monoxide (mg/m3): Maximum: 2.9, 3.2, 2.5, 1.9, 2.1; Mean (annual): 0.6, 0.6, 0.6, 0.4, 0.4. Particulate matter PM10 (µg/m3): Maximum: 31, 32, 34, 32, 28; Mean: 13, 13, 13, 13, 14.
Number of road crashes resulting in injury NZTA (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013): Total: 433, 372, 314, 298, 333; Fatal: 3, 3, 6, 2, 2; Serious: 53, 55, 79, 77, 35.  
Social cost of all crashes – includes loss of life estimates and non-injury crashes. NZTA (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
$112m, $104m, $116m, $98m, $59m.
Residents perceptions of transport related safety issues (i.e issues of most concern) WCC Residents Monitoring Survey (2013, 2014) Traffic or busy roads: 31%, 31%; Car theft or vandalism: 33%, 29%; Poorly lit or dark public areas: 63%, 71%; Dangerous driving: 34%, 35%.

29​All per capita calculations are based on the Wellington City resident population estimate from Statistics NZ as at 30 June each year.
30The decrease from 2012/13 to 2013/14 is due to improvements in measurement methodology. We excluded some non-WCC pathways that were previously included.
31In 2011 we changed the areas we were conducting bird counts in, which led to a change in abundance that we were recording.
32These figures do not include small scale renewables such as solar PV, microwind and solar hot water.
33‘A level’ events are defined as those events with a total funding spend of $50K plus, excluding the iconic events, being WOW, Hertz Sevens & NZ International Arts Festival.
34Previous results have been changed as more up-to-date data is available.
35Previous results have been changed as more up-to-date data is available.
36Key venues include: Westpac Stadium, St James Theatre, Opera House, Wellington Town Hall, Michael Fowler Centre, TSB Bank Arena and Te Papa.
37In the Residents Monitoring Survey, residents were asked what issues were particularly concerning, as opposed to which issue was of ‘most’ concern.
38There has been an error in calculation of Burglary/Theft numbers in previous reports. The error has been corrected and data updated accordingly.
39Central city is defined as the Thorndon/Tinakori, Lambton and Willis St/Cambridge area units.
40Dataset not updated in 2013/14.
41Dataset not updated in 2013/14.