This report describes and analyses the time parents spend with their children using the Time Use Survey 2009/10. The main areas of focus are:
• the time parents spend caring for children and factors that influence this
• the way childcare is shared between parents living with children.
Detailed information on how much time parents spend with children, and how it is shared within couple...
This report uses New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS) information to explore patterns of loneliness in adults aged 15 years and older in New Zealand. This report discusses:
the prevalence of loneliness among the adult population
the relationship between loneliness and a range of key risk factors
the relationship with age for each risk factor
The electoral enrolment of immigrants is important for effective democracy. Electoral rolls also provide useful administrative data on the age, regional distribution, and intercensal movements of the eligible voting population. An understanding of the enrolment patterns of recent immigrants provides information on the political integration of a section of the permanent resident population, and...
The paper gives an overview of the demographic projections at the heart of fiscal sustainability. This includes projections of the population and labour force. The paper also discusses some perspectives on growth and productivity in the context of ageing and fiscal sustainability.
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...
Vulnerable children and families uses data from the New Zealand General Social Survey: 2010 to look at households with vulnerable children. Eleven economic, housing, health, and social indicators related to poor child outcomes were used to identify households with at-risk children. This report provides a national picture of the prevalence and characteristics of these households in New...
This short report uses data from the New Zealand General Social Survey (NZGSS) to look at whether New Zealanders feel racially discriminated against. It also provides background data on overall levels of perceived discrimination and where this takes place.
Ten percent of New Zealanders feel discriminated against
The Human Rights Act 1993 protects people in New Zealand from discrimination in...
This paper tests the assumption of a Cobb-Douglas production function (a unitary elasticity of substitution between capital and labour) for 20 of New Zealand’s industries, using Statistics New Zealand’s industry-level productivity data. It also assesses how the Leontief production function (zero substitutability) may apply to New Zealand industries.
The econometric estimates of the capital-...
Ethnicity and crowding: A detailed examination of crowding among ethnic groups in New Zealand 1986–2006 looks at the rates of crowding experienced by different ethnic groups in New Zealand and at factors that might contribute to these differences. This paper also includes some background information about the definition of ethnicity and the ethnic classification used in New Zealand. Much of this...
Transforming the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings presents the issues on the development of a strategic direction and timeline for the transformation of the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings. This development is part of Tomorrow’s Official Population and Social Statistics Programme.