Local government

Case studies showing how statistics can be used in local government.

  • City Council*

    How big does the new community centre need to be?

    As part of her job with a large city council, Deb* makes recommendations that affect entire communities. We spoke with Deb to find out how she would go about answering this question, and others like it.

  • COMET Auckland

    We need detailed demographic data to help us advocate for a better education system in Auckland.


    We use census data to get detailed information on each local board area/area unit of Auckland.

  • Venture Taranaki

    We’ve found Statistics NZ data to be consistently independent and robust. The regional data on their website is very accessible

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