ESUG – June 2006 Proposed indicators Dr Rosemary Goodyear Team Leader Regional Statistics
The Local Government Act 2002 • Requires local Councils to monitor, measure and report progress three yearly against community outcomes • Look at: Cultural, Economic Environmental &Social wellbeing • Results in increased demand for information at regional, district and city level.
Statistics New Zealand’s approach • Has developed a nucleus set of indicators, in conjunction with groups such as Canterbury Community Plans group. • Proposes to have this set of indicators available free on the website • Ensure that indicators will be robust, reliable and comparable.
Indicator set • Some councils responded favourably to the approach but Statistics New Zealand would like more feedback. • Are the set of environmental indicators comprehensive enough? • Are there any further indicators that should be included? • Advice on obtaining data.