Porirua Statistics and Monitoring
This section describes the wide range of statistical information on Porirua from external and internal sources.
As well as publishing this information for use by the public, it is used by Council to inform its planning processes and to monitor the progress the city is making. The information sources are listed below, along with other web site links relevant to Porirua.
1. City Profile
The City Profile is a statistical snapshot of demographic, economic and social aspects of Porirua from Statistics New Zealand’s Census results.
2. Annual Porirua Residents' Survey - National Research Bureau (NRB)
Each year Council commissions a survey of 400 face-to-face interviews with Porirua residents to determine levels of satisfaction, use and importance of a wide range of Council services and facilities and overall Council performance.
3. Porirua Economic Bulletin
The Together "Grow Porirua…" Economic Bulletin is a quarterly bulletin produced to promote economic development in Porirua and to keep local business community inform about the economic climate in Porirua City.
4. Quality of Life Project
The Quality of Life Project gathers a wide range of information about life and wellbeing in 12 New Zealand cities, including Porirua. There are two main parts to the Quality of Life Project: a large Survey every 2 years; followed by a comprehensive National Report after each Census. The results of the 2010 Quality of Life Survey for Porirua and other cities is now available. The comprehensive Quality of Life Report (using the biennial survey, Census and a wide range of other data) was released on 27 November 2007.
5. Community Outcomes Report
Council is required to monitor the community’s progress toward achieving Community Outcomes and to report on that progress at least every three years. Porirua City Wellbeing 2007: community outcomes monitoring report was released in November 2007 and uses information gathered from the sources listed on this page along with a wide range of other information from other agencies and the community.
6. Annual Report
The Annual Report reports on Council's financial and service performance as an organisation. It includes information on Council's performance in its activities and services.
7. Quarterly Reviews
Statistics New Zealand is the country's major source of official statistics, gathering information at a national, regional, local and area unit level. Much of this information is available for Porirua as a whole and for each suburb. The Community Profiles provide quick access to frequently used information.
8. Other Useful Information
Many other agencies and organisations collect a range of information relevant to Porirua in areas such as housing, health and education. Links to these websites are provided.
9. Holistic Measurement Tool
Greater Wellington Regional Council and all the Councils in the Wellington Region have developed a new holistic measurement tool. The Wellington Region Genuine Progess Index (WR - GPI) covers the four domains of wellbeing as described in the Local Government Act 2002, namely economic, environmental, social and cultural wellbeing. Sets of indicators for each type of wellbeing are collected and integrated to give a picture of overall regional wellbeing. The development of the WR - GPI is part of the Wellington Regional Strategy (WRS) - a growth strategy developed by the regions nine councils in conjunction with central government and the regions' business, education, research and voluntary sector interests.
To find out more about the GPI visit www.gpiwellingtonregion.govt.nz.
10. The Greater Wellington Community Response Forum (Family and Community Services -FACS) has put together statistical profiles for the cities in the region. The Porirua City Community Profile (February 2012) provides demographic information as well as statistics on youth, older people, health, economic wellbeing, housing, education and justice.
11. Third Sector Profile
The Third Sector Profile is an in-depth study into the contribution the not-for-profit sector and volunteering makes to Porirua City’s economy. The Profile increases understanding of the sector and provides the mechanism for prioritising need, monitoring progress, making decisions about where to allocate resources, and exploring ways to grow a vital sector in our city.