Prosperity Index

The South Island Prosperity Index provides a snapshot of the region’s current competitive position in relation to peer cities across Canada and around the globe. These benchmarks provide the context we need to set priorities and champion our strengths so that we can attract more investors, entrepreneurs and talent that can push us to the next level of performance.

Unlike traditional measures, such as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the Index provides a holistic view of regional prosperity across five themes:

  1. Economic Resiliency
  2. Transportation and Mobility
  3. Housing and Affordability
  4. Human Health
  5. Environmental Health
2019 Full Report2019 Executive Summary2017 Full Report2017 Raw Dataset

These themes were selected to align with best practices used by some of the world’s most progressive and leading cities. They correlate to the ISO 37210 framework (an international standard used by the World Council on City Data), allowing our region to benchmark and compare itself to cities and regions across Canada and the world.

The Prosperity Index features data on more than 100 indicators, including contextual indicators that were added to apply an economic lens that is critical to identifying our region’s strengths.

2017 was a foundational year for the Prosperity Index, and now serves as a baseline that will be used to monitor trends and track our progress over time. The 2019 South Island Prosperity Index is coming soon!

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The Prosperity Index features data on more than 100 indicators, including contextual indicators that were added to apply an economic lens that is critical to identifying our region’s strengths.

2017 was a foundational year for the Prosperity Index, and now serves as a baseline that will be used to monitor trends and track our progress over time. The 2019 South Island Prosperity Index is coming soon!