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The 2013 Disability Survey is going to collect information about both: disabled people  people who do not have a disability. The information will help us know: how many disabled people live in New Zealand  what kinds of disabilities people have  how people became disabled  what kind of support people need  how much support people need....
Nov 2001
This project explores the potential of the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) data base for analysis of labour market flows over periods of up to eight quarters and to increase understanding of the nature of those flows. It is an exercise to test the ability of the data and the matching methodology to provide useful results by concentrating on transition distributions and frequencies of changes...
Jun 2001
In 1997 Statistics New Zealand was granted funding from the Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST) to conduct a feasibility study for a Longitudinal Survey of Income, Employment and Family Dynamics (LSIEFD). This report is the final output from the feasibility project and sets out the results and conclusions from consultation and research that was conducted during this project....
Jun 2003
Based on the New Zealand Framework for Cultural Statistics, information from the Cultural Experiences Survey provides a snapshot of New Zealanders’ engagement with cultural activities as diverse as listening to popular music, visiting museums and art galleries, visiting marae and buying original art works and craft objects. This information is supplemented by expenditure information from the...
Feb 2011
Some countries, including Finland and Denmark, are now conducting their population censuses using administrative data registers rather than a nationwide survey of households. This information paper describes the main features of a register-based census, and the necessary pre-conditions for this approach. The pre-conditions are: a strong legal basis, public approval, unified identification...
Oct 2012
This paper outlines the implications of adjusting productivity statistics for a variable rate of capacity utilisation of capital. Capacity utilisation data from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research shows that capacity utilisation is not constant over time. Capacity utilisation adjustment leads to marginally lower capital input growth and higher multifactor productivity (MFP) growth at...
Sep 2010
In this paper we answer three questions about demographic change and violent crime in New Zealand: How has the age-sex profile of violent offending been changing? How have changes in age-sex structure affected overall offending rates for violent crime? How will likely changes in age-sex structure and offending rates affect future justice sector expenditure on violent crime? We do not claim that...
Longitudinal analyses with continuous repeated outcomes provide fuller insight into population and individual behaviour over time. Insights into processes of social change can thus be greatly enhanced through a more extensive use of longitudinal data. Using the Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED), factors associated with wage earnings were explored. Random effects models were investigated to...
Sep 2008
Changes to youth minimum wage legislation in New Zealand together with steady increases in minimum wages since 2001 have contributed to substantial increases in the minimum wages for teenage workers, and significant increases in the number of teen workers earning at or near minimum wages. With these changes as a backdrop, this paper uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s Linked Employer-Employee...
Jul 2014
This paper forms part of the first phase of the Census Transformation programme. It provides a first broad look at the potential for administrative data to produce the long-form (social and economic) information currently provided by the census. This paper identifies administrative data sources that are related to these census topics, and uses quality measures to assess how likely these sources...

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