Whether you’re personally interested in a particular area, want to identify community needs, have to develop a long-term strategic plan, or allocating financial resources to where they are needed most, robust knowledge of the demographic characteristics of a community can help you build a better picture of your district or region. Infometrics interactive web-based Community Profiles are the tool you need.
Infometrics web-based annual Regional Economic Profiles have become the benchmark for gaining an in-depth understanding of the economic structure and performance of NZ’s regions and local authorities over time. With a wealth of information ranging from employment, GDP right through to tourism estimates, housing affordability and beneficiary numbers there is something for everyone.
The number of kids leaving school in New Zealand is now declining. Couple this with an ageing workforce and it means that employers are going to increasingly struggle to find trained individuals for their job openings. We need to consider how industries and region are going to face this challenge.
Infometrics has made available to clients a user friendly tool for measuring the economic impact of events such as festivals, sporting events and concerts. The Events Calculator is part of the Toolkit section of our online regional economic profiles.
With international education booming in New Zealand, each region should be trying to take full advantage of the economic benefits of the inflow of international students. Infometrics can help your region understand how you are performing relative to other regions and if you are indeed getting a fair share of the pie. We are able to prepare a short report which covers the key metrics on international education in your region or provide more in-depth analysis to meet your information needs.
MBIE are currently providing the opportunity to local authorities to attract investment in in their communities through Ultra-Fast and Rural Broadband programmes. Infometrics can help councils with the data needed for their registration of interest (ROI).
Infometrics quarterly economic reports are now web-based. The product enables councils and economic development agencies to keep their finger on the economic pulse of their local economies. A feature much appreciated by our clients is that the system enables our clients to compare their growth performance with all other districts and regions in New Zealand.
Each morning the train station in the small Wairarapa townof Carterton is packed with commuters who do the long trek into Wellington. Likeme, these people have each balanced up the pros of living far out of townagainst the costs. The journey takes an hour and a half so the costs areclearly significant. But we each weigh these costs against the benefits of themore pleasant climate, affordable housing and the opportunities of living on alifestyle block.
Over the past year we have heard much about regional inequality, with the term "Zombie town" popping up every few weeks in the media. The debate has contributed to the perception of growing, prospering cities and declining rural areas. This article compares New Zealand’s regional income inequality with that of other countries around the world.
Anticipatingfuture population growth is crucial for local councils to adequately plan forthe provision of services and to anticipate the future rates base. There arenumerous factors which influence the future population of regions including howmuch new land is opened up for development, its attractiveness for retirees andits economic prospects.