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Statistics New Zealand Tatauranga Aotearoa is a government department and New Zealand’s national statistical office. We are New Zealand's major source of official statistics, administer the Statistics Act 1975, and lead the Official Statistics System.

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Sep 2017
Ka nui te tūpono ka whakauru ngā mātua i ā rātou tamariki ki te mātauranga kaupapa Māori – 2013: Ka ārohi a E tipu e rea [kia puāwai] i ngā āhuatanga o ngā mātua Māori ko te tikanga ka tono i ā rātou tamariki ki ngā kura kaupapa Māori kuraina ai. Parents more likely to enrol children in kaupapa Māori education – 2013: E tipu e rea [kia puawai] examines the characteristics of Māori parents who...
21 Jul 2017
Is balancing the sex of their children important to New Zealand parents? Evidence from recent birth data looks at whether New Zealand parents have preferences for sons or daughters, and whether the sex of previous children affects family size. Are parents of two or three children of the same sex more likely than other couples to have an additional child, and do they do so in order to have at...
27 Jun 2017
Topics: Research, Disability
Improving New Zealand disability data outlines Stats NZ’s plans to publish new data about disabled people. The paper provides information about the way in which the new data has been produced and why it is needed. Understanding this will help to ensure that the data is interpreted correctly and used effectively. An increasing need for information about disabled people is driven by the...
28 Feb 2017
Effect of motherhood on pay – methodology and full results presents the methodology and analysis we used in our investigation of a ‘motherhood penalty’ in New Zealand. It is intended for those interested in the technical details behind the findings we present in Effect of motherhood on pay – summary of results.  
Jan 2017
This paper focuses on the 482,000 people who left their last job in the last five years and who are currently either unemployed or not in the labour force. In this paper Statistics New Zealand looks at the main reason they left their last job, as well as other aspects such as their current labour force status and the job they left.
Investigating different measures of energy hardship in New Zealand explores options for developing a measure of energy hardship. In this report, energy hardship refers to households that cannot afford to heat their homes adequately, or afford other basic energy services, for example, sufficient hot water.
22 Dec 2016
This article looks at the main activity of people who were not in the labour force in the September 2016 quarter, using information from the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS). Information about their main activity was updated in the redeveloped HLFS questionnaire.
11 Jul 2016
Review of the NZ crime and safety survey and other statistical information about the social impact of crime: 2016 sets out the results of a review by a four-person team at Statistics NZ. We completed the review at the request of the Ministry of Justice. This report makes four action recommendations which, if implemented, would help the justice sector develop an analytical framework...
9 Jun 2016
This paper explores the changes in tenure patterns (home ownership and renting) between 1986 and 2013, but focuses particularly on changes within the Māori and Pacific populations. We also look briefly at tenure patterns for earlier years in order to show the contrasting patterns in home ownership for Māori and the rest of the population. We explore whether the differing age structure of the...
May 2016
Two’s a crowd: Living alone in New Zealand explores the socio-economic characteristics and social well-being of New Zealanders who live alone, using data from the 1986–2013 Censuses and 2014 New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS). In 2013, 11 percent of New Zealand’s population, or 355,000 people, lived alone. Age, marital status, income, household tenure, and ethnicity are the key...

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