Table 1

 Summary of data collected to calculate community resource accessibility for small areas across New Zealand

Domains and sub-domainsSource of dataYear collectedScale of data collectionNumber of recorded facilities% Facilities geocoded records
*Plunket is a government funded well child service established in 1907. †Takoa is a directory of Maori organisations and resource people published by Tuhi Tuhi Communications, Auckland. Maori are the indigenous people of New Zealand.
1. Recreational amenities
    1.1 ParksModified from Land Information New Zealand and the Department of Conservation2004National46274100.0
    1.2 Sports and leisureACC Pool Safe (Water Safety New Zealand)2005National29196.5
    1.3 BeachesModified from Land Information New Zealand point dataset2005National13313100.0
2. Shopping facilities
    2.1 SupermarketsCompany web sites2004National66199.7
    2.2 Dairy, fruit and vegetables,and service stationsTerritorial local suthorities2004TLA368199.9
3. Educational facilities
    3.1 Kindy/daycare/playcentresMinistry of Education2004National307499.5
    3.2 Primary schoolsMinistry of Education2002National2178100.0
    3.3 Intermediate/full primaryschoolsMinistry of Education2002National2162100.0
    3.4 Secondary schoolsMinistry of Education2002National455100.0
4. Health facilities
    4.1 General practitionersMinistry of Health2003National1383100.0
    4.2 PharmaciesMinistry of Health2003National1170100.0
    4.3 Accident and emergencyMinistry of Health2003National63100.0
    4.4 Plunket*White Pages/Internet2004National34598.6
    4.5 AmbulanceMinistry of Health2002National66100.0
    4.6 Fire stationsMinistry of Health2002National189100.0
5. MaraeTakoa directory† and internet research2005National46898.1