To explore the latest indicator data, see the Social vulnerability indicators for 2018 webpage. On this page, you can explore the online map of social vulnerability indicators for 2018, and explore the 2018 indicator datasets.
For earlier data from 2013, see the Social vulnerability indicators for 2013 webpage.
Mason K, Lindberg K, Haenfling C, Schori A, Marsters H, Read D, Borman B. Social Vulnerability Indicators for Flooding in Aotearoa New Zealand. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(8):3952. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18083952
Research reports and user guides
The following research reports and user guides were published as part of the funded research project for developing the 2013 social vulnerability indicators for flooding.
Incorporating social vulnerability into land use planning
As part of the research project, we identified ways of including social vulnerability into land use planning and local government, including District Plans. The following report is available:
- Incorporating vulnerability into land use planning (pdf, 1.5MB) (Oct 2019): This report identifies ways of including social vulnerability into local government processes, including land use planning, Annual Plans and Long Term Plans. A case study of Porirua City Council is included, to give an example of how to include vulnerability into a District Plan. This report was authored by James Beban and Sarah Gunnell (Urban Edge Planning Ltd), as part of the social vulnerability indicators for flooding project.
The social vulnerability indicators are also available in RiskScape, which is a risk modelling software developed by NIWA and GNS Science (https://www.riskscape.org.nz). RiskScape is an open-access tool that lets users assess risk from natural hazards to buildings, infrastructure and people.
If you are interested in using the social vulnerability indicators as part of some RiskScape analysis, please contact Ben Popovich (email@example.com) or Kristie-Lee Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Indicator data from the research project used 2013 Census data, and is available on the Social vulnerability indicators for 2013 webpage.
Latest indicator data using 2018 Census data is available on the Social vulnerability indicators for 2018 webpage.
For more information
If you would like more information about this project, contact Kylie Mason (email@example.com) or the EHI team (firstname.lastname@example.org).