Auckland Regional Community Mapping Project

Auckland Regional Community

Auckland Regional Community Mapping Project

Client: Auckland Regional Physical Activity and Sport Strategy Trust (ARPASS)

ARPASS needed to identify and understand the needs of specific communities with low participation in physical activity. Visitor Solutions was appointed to undertake a detailed demographic analysis for each identified  community. This analysis was supported by an inventory (stock take) of all the physical activity facilities for each of the region’s four study areas.

The data were presented in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) form, with overlays of ‘Census Data’. These included age, household income, ethnicity, access to motor vehicle, access to telecommunications and health deprivation data.

The end result was a ‘Map Book’ showing physical activity facilities for each of the four geographic areas. This was of major help for the Regional Sports Trust, community groups and local authorities in the Auckland Region when planning physical activity and social programmes for communities.