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Sep 2014
Evaluating the potential of linked data sources for population estimates: The Integrated Data Infrastructure as an example is part of the first phase of the longer-term strand of the Census Transformation programme. The paper describes a preliminary investigation into the feasibility of one of the administrative census options: linking multiple existing administrative data sources to...
Completed
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...
Completed
Jul 2014
In this paper, we describe our investigation into whether using the trend rather than the seasonally adjusted series could improve the stability of the figures in Statistics New Zealand publications. Summary of our methodology and results We analysed 15 Statistics NZ time series from the business and social areas, using absolute total revisions and Levene’s test for equality of variances...
Completed
Jul 2014
Valuing the census quantifies in dollar terms the benefits to New Zealand gained through the use of census and population statistics information. The conclusion is clear: despite significant difficulties in developing a rigorous quantification, it is reasonable to conclude that the census delivers benefits well in excess of its direct costs. The results suggest a net present value of close to...
Completed
Apr 2014
This paper outlines potential options for future censuses in New Zealand. These options form the basis for investigative work to assess the feasibility of each option. The emphasis in this paper is on describing administrative census options. This version forms an initial set of working assumptions. The options will be reviewed periodically as we learn more about them. It is one of a series...
Completed
Mar 2014
This report presents findings, mainly from the 2012 Survey of Working Life, on non-standard employment, job security, and job flexibility in New Zealand’s labour market. The survey is a rich source of information on the employment conditions, working arrangements, and job quality of employed New Zealanders. Topics it covers include the different forms of temporary work, length of job tenure,...
Completed
Mar 2014
The aim of the paper Options for meeting longitudinal information needs: A preliminary investigation is to identify the main future requirements for longitudinal data for research and policy purposes, and to discuss how well existing data sources could meet these requirements, as well as options for addressing the gaps. Our focus is on longitudinal information needs relating to individuals,...
Completed
Feb 2014
Statistics New Zealand regularly derives projections as an indication of future changes in New Zealand’s population size, age-sex structure, and growth rate. The projections are based on assumptions about the components of population change – fertility (births), mortality (deaths), and migration. These assumptions are fundamental to the accuracy of the projections, as well as to the plausibility...
Completed
Jun 2013
This report describes the construction and initial assessment of the New Zealand socio-economic index 2006 (NZSEI-06), which is an update of the New Zealand socio-economic index (NZSEI) using 2006 Census data. Both NZSEI-06 socio-economic scores (ranging from 10–90) and NZSEI-06 socio-economic groups (a six-group classification, NZSEI-06 quartiles and NZSEI-06 deciles) are described and evaluated...
Completed
May 2013
Many New Zealanders are interested in how crime rates in their neighbourhood compare with rates in other parts of the country. At present, the main public source of information on geographical variation in crime is offence statistics for police areas and districts, available on the Statistics New Zealand and New Zealand Police websites. These are the numbers most commonly reported by the media,...

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