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Statement of service performance class 3

Official statistics multi-class output appropriation

Output Class 3: Economic and business statistical information services

Description

Through this output expense Statistics New Zealand provides statistical information relating to New Zealand’s society, as mandated by the Statistics Act 1975. This work contributes to the building of trust and confidence in official statistics through assuring the delivery of fit-for-purpose statistical outputs.

Scope

The scope of this output class includes the delivery of statistical information services relating to business and the economy.

Performance information
Performance measure

Performance standard

2011/12
Actual

2012/13
Actual

Comments

Quantity
Statistical releases 

139

140

142

The Purchase and Performance Agreement 2012/13 updated the performance standard to 140. There were two extra releases in the 2012/13 year, see below for more information.

Government Finance Statistics (Central Government): Year ended June 2012.

Regional Gross Domestic Product: Year ended March 2007–10.

Survey-based releases

80

80

81

The Purchase and Performance Agreement 2012/13 updated the performance standard to 81.

Quality
Statistical releases are free from such significant error that they require a public correction notice to be published. 99% free from significant error

99.3%

99.3%

Users trust official statistics.

A majority of a sample of the public trust official statistics. 70% of government users almost always trust CPI statistics and 67% of government users almost always trust GDP statistics. 76% of business users almost always trust CPI statistics and 71% of business users almost always trust GDP statistics. The first Use and Trust in Official Statistics Survey was run in 2010, focusing on the public as a key user group. We used the results to set benchmarks for targets in 2011–14. In 2011 a second survey focused on government users, and in 2012 a third survey focused on business users. We plan to repeat this as a rolling three-year cycle.
Survey-based releases meet their target response rate, as agreed with the Minister in the Purchase and Performance Agreement.

100% met target response rate

99%

100%

Timeliness
Statistical releases are published on the advertised date as agreed with the Minister in the Purchase and Performance Agreement. 100% published on the advertised date

96.3%

98.6%

In two instances, releases were not published on the advertised date, for the reasons outlined below.

Industry Productivity Statistics: 1978–2011 (delayed to allow more time to add more statistics to the time series).

Household Use of Information and Communication Technology Survey: 2012 (published early).   

For more information on the initiatives that support the measures within ‘Output class 3: economic and business statistical information services’ see Transform the way we deliver our statistics.

Revenue and output expenses

2012 Actual

2013 Actual

2013 Supplementary estimates

2013 Main estimates

$000

 

$000

$000

$000

35,571

Revenue from the Crown 

34,867

34,575

36,775

4,897

Other revenue

4,659

3,909

3,909

40,468

Total operating revenue

39,526

38,485

40,685

40,125

Total output expenditure

39,631

38,485

40,685

343

Net operating surplus/(deficit)

(105)

-

-

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