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As we transition to our new site, you'll still find some Stats NZ information here on this archive site.

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Our publications

Help to find publications on the Statistics NZ website.

Find our publications

Our publications are not all in one section of our website  – you may need to visit one or more of the following pages to find what you need.

A–Z of information releases
Select an information release topic, chose a release by date, and then select a section to view. Sections include Key facts, Commentary, Data quality, and Tables.

Browse for statistics
Choose a subject page and then look under the headings Information releases and Reports and articles.

Visit the census homepage to get to past and current census publications (1996, 2001, 2006, and 2013 Censuses).

Digitised collections
Explore rare and historical print material, including yearbooks back to 1893, and census reports and results from 1871–1916.

Domain plans and stocktakes
Find domain plans and stocktakes for economic, environmental, and social areas.

Select from a list of links to our infographics. They cover a wide range of topics.

Schools corner
Find curriculum-related information, activities, and interactive games based on statistics for primary and secondary teachers in the classroom.

Research papers
View research papers on a variety of methodological topics (including the Statistics NZ Working Paper Series).

Style guides
See the publishing styles Statistics New Zealand uses.


Our strategy documents and reports

Annual reports 
Reports on our performance and our administration of the Statistics Act 1975.

Output plans
Outputs and activities the Minister of Statistics has agreed to purchase from Statistics NZ, and the standards we use to measure our performance.

Statements of intent
What we aim to achieve for our organisation and the Official Statistics System, how we will achieve these aims, and our performance objectives.


Cabinet papers and ministerial briefings

Cabinet papers
Government cabinet papers involving Statistics New Zealand.

Briefings to the incoming Minister of Statistics 
Briefings we've provided to incoming ministers of statistics.

Benchmarking and disclosure

Benchmarking of Administrative and Support Services (BASS) results
Statistics New Zealand’s administration and support performance measures released as part of the Benchmarking Administration and Support Services (BASS) programme.

Chief executive business expense disclosure
Statistics New Zealand publishes six-monthly reports of business expenses or gifts incurred by the Government Statistician as chief executive.

Responses to Official Information Act requests
Official Information Act requests that we’ve responded to since August 2015, published without requester details.


Monitoring Official Statistics System

Use and Trust in Official Statistics Survey 
Findings from the Survey of Use and Trust in Official Statistics.

Hui and conference documents

He Hui Tatauranga Aotearoa
On 10 December 2015, Statistics NZ and the Treasury co-hosted a hui with around 100 representatives from iwi/Māori, Pasifika, and non-government organisations (NGOs).

Get help to find publications

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Page updated 30 June 2016

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