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Summary report

Waikato Progress Indicators (WPI) – Tupuranga Waikato  (May 2019)

Waikato progress indicators – Tupuranga Waikato - Summary update May 2019 [PDF, 1 MB]

The above summary report provides an overview of the results of the Waikato Progress Indicators – Tupuranga Waikato (WPI) monitoring programme. The WPI is a ‘dashboard’ of 32 environmental, social and economic indicators. Together they provide a broad picture of how well our region is doing and the extent to which we are making progress across a wide range of contributing factors.

This 2019 WPI update compares the latest results for each of the WPI indicators with their 2006-07 baseline results, measuring regional progress over approximately 10 years to date. Around half of the WPI indicators also have historical data going back to 2001 or earlier, giving a longer-term view where available.

Additional background and technical information about the WPI is available from Waikato Regional Council (e.g. Killerby and Huser 2014). 

Quality of Life Report and Infographics

This information is based on the Waikato Quality of Life survey 2018 that measures people’s perceptions and views on several wellbeing topics. Some results are incorporated into the WPI. A detailed report is available here and infographics with the regional highlights are here [PDF, 467 KB].

Development of the Waikato Progress Indicators (WPI) (August 2014)

Follow the link to see the report: Development of the Waikato Progress Indicators (WPI)

This report summarises the results from research undertaken throughout 2013-14 as part of the development of the Waikato Progress Indicators (WPI) programme. The aim was to learn from national and international good practice to inform the development of a comprehensive assessment of economic, environmental and social wellbeing conditions and trends for the Waikato region.

Other information

Check out our scorecard and circles of wellbeing diagrams to see at a glance each indicator’s trend how our region is doing in relation to the rest of New Zealand. 

More detailed information is available on each indicator’s report card.

Read stories from people living in our region.

For detailed technical information, you can see all the data in the Waikato Progress Indicators excel worksheet. [XLS, 2.4 MB]


Click here to view report cards