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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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Completed
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...
Completed
Feb 2011
Statistics New Zealand’s household surveys are currently run mainly as stand-alone surveys. This paper proposes an approach where household survey content is integrated into three survey vehicles. An integrated approach to conducting household surveys creates potential to reduce costs in the overall end-to-end business process, to increase the amount of information available, and to reduce the...
Completed
Feb 2011
Social and population statistics provide important information about the progress of our society. They are essential for government planning and expenditure decisions. Authoritative and trusted statistics on the size, structure, and location of the population, households, and families will continue to be critical for informing decisions in many areas, including education, health, justice,...
Completed
2011
Health and Pacific Peoples in New Zealand is the third report in the Pacific Progress series. It presents findings on Pacific peoples’ health outcomes, discusses the socio-economic factors that influence these outcomes, and offers suggestions for improving Pacific peoples’ health. As well as providing background data, the report discusses the role of effective interventions so policymakers...
Completed
Dec 2010
In 2003, Statistics New Zealand received funding under the Government’s growth and innovation framework (GIF) to develop official productivity measures for the New Zealand economy. In March 2006, Statistics NZ published the first official estimates of multifactor productivity for New Zealand. These estimates were for a subset of the industries in New Zealand, referred to as the ‘measured sector...
Completed
Dec 2010
Petition estimators and their variance reviews the statistical and mathematical aspects of determining how many registered electors have signed a petition authorised under the New Zealand Citizens Initiated Referenda Act (1993). If 10 percent or more of registered electors have signed such a petition, the government is required to hold a (non-binding) referendum on the petition question....
Completed
Nov 2010
Changes in sex ratios observed in census and population estimates have drawn the attention of demographers and media in recent years and are articulated in the media as a problem with ‘missing men’. The underlying causes of these changes have been hotly debated in a number of forums with mixed results. Consequently, alternative data sources have been sought to throw further light on the problem....
Completed
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...
Completed
Jul 2010
Job creation and destruction statistics at the aggregate level reflect the net result of the thousands of businesses in the New Zealand economy changing their specific employment levels from one reference period to the next. This can be due to many reasons, such as the growth or decline of markets, the introduction of new products or processes, competition from domestic or offshore businesses, or...
Completed
Jul 2010
The Ministry of Social Development led a cross-agency and cross-sector research programme that looked at changes in the rate of sole parenthood, sole parent employment and poverty, and at sole parents’ mental health and criminal victimisation. It has also offered insights into approaches that help based on interviews with a group of young women who parented in their teens. The experiences of...

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