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Financial Statements - Statement of Service Performance

Statement of service performance

For the year ended 30 June 2009

This statement summarises, for the year ended 30 June 2009, the actual performance of Statistics New Zealand against the performance standards set out in the statement of forecast service performance contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations for the Government of New Zealand for the year ending 30 June 2009.

2011 Census of Population and Dwellings multi-year appropriation

Description

Through this output expense Statistics New Zealand conducts the five-yearly Census of Population and Dwellings, providing an official count of how many people and households there are in New Zealand. This work contributes to the building of trust and confidence in official statistics through the delivery of fit-for-purpose statistical outputs. It also improves the understanding and use of official statistics, by publishing metadata with statistical releases and ensuring that methods of dissemination match different user needs.

Scope

The scope of this multi-year appropriation involves planning and delivery of the five-yearly Census of Population and Dwellings in 2011, as required under the Statistics Act 1975.

Performance information

Performance measures

Performance standards

2007/08 Actual

2008/09 Actual

Comments

Report on public consultation process and findings

1 report

New measure

1 report

2011 Census Contents: Submissions report published November 2008

Report on pilot test process and findings

1 report

New measure

1 report

Internal evaluation report completed May 2009

Revenue and output expenses

2008 Actual

2009 Actual

2009
Supplementary
estimates

2009
Main
estimates

$000

$000

$000

$000

2,043

Revenue from the Crown

6,901

7,933

7,933

0

Other revenue

0

0

0

2,043

Total operating revenue

6,901

7,933

7,933

2,043

Total output expenditure

6,901

7,933

7,933

0

Net operating surplus/(deficit)

0

0

0

Official statistics multi-class output appropriation

Output Class 1: Coordination of government statistical activities

Description

Through this output expense Statistics New Zealand fulfils the statistical coordination requirement of the Statistics Act 1975. This work contributes to the building of trust and confidence in official statistics through assuring the quality and delivery of fit-for-purpose statistical outputs. It also improves the understanding and use of official statistics through providing a range of access channels.

Scope

The scope of this output class includes leadership of the Official Statistics System, for instance liaising with our Official Statistics System partners, providing ministerial services and statistical advice, and operating access channels.

Performance information

Performance measures

Performance standards

2007/08 Actual

2008/09 Actual

Comments

Quality - services

80%

  • Feedback received from advisory services is positive

New measure

100%

All ministerial items met quality standards

100% 100%

Annual Report for the Advisory Committee on Official Statistics accepted by Chair

  • Feedback received from statistical services is positive

New measure

89%

The majority of Official Statistics System seminar attendees agreed or strongly agreed that they enjoyed the seminar

New measure 100% All client feedback on international assignments was positive
Quality - publications 100%
  • Publications meet Statistics New Zealand's publishing guidelines
100% 100% All publications met publishing guidelines
  • Statistical releases are free from such significant error that they require an erratum to be published
100% 93% Erratum issued for Global New Zealand: June 2008
Timeliness 100%
  • Statistical releases are made in accordance with the Statistics New Zealand release calendar
100% 100% All statistical releases met scheduled data and timeliness
  • Services are provided within agreed timeframes
New measure 98% Three ministerial items did not meet timeliness standards
Not met 100%

Annual Report for the Advisory Committee on Official Statistics delivered to timeframe agreed with Chair

New measure 100% All international assignments delivered to timeframes agreed with clients
Revenue and output expenses

2008 Actual

2009 Actual

2009
Supplementary
estimates

2009
Main
estimates

$000

$000

$000

$000

13,524

Revenue from the Crown

14,877

14,877

13,943

1,467

Other revenue

804

1,361

1,361

14,991

Total operating revenue

15,681

16,238

15,304

14,405

Total output expenditure

14,110

16,238

15,304

586

Net operating surplus/(deficit)

1,571

0

0

Output Class 2: Population, social, and labour force 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 the population, household economics, social conditions, and the labour force.

Performance information

Performance measures

Performance standards

2007/08 Actual

2008/09 Actual

Comments

Quantity

104 releases

101

96

Reprioritisation of outputs in July 2008 resulted in changes to the Quarterly Regional Review and energy account publications

Quality

100%

  • Statistics are rated under the Official Statistics System quality protocol as currently fit-for-purpose
N/A N/A Adherence to the quality protocol not measured in 2008/09
  • Publications meet the Statistics New Zealand publishing guidelines
100% 100% All publications met publishing guidelines
  • Statistical releases are free from such significant error that they require an erratum to be published
96% 96% Errata issued for Injury Statistics – Work-related Claims: 2007; Household Labour Force Survey: December 2008 quarter; Household Labour Force Survey: March 2009 quarter; and Survey of Working Life: March 2008 quarter

Timeliness

  • Statisical releases are made in accordance with the Statistics New Zealand release calendar
100% 93% 100% All statistical releases met scheduled timeliness
Revenue and output expenses

2008 Actual

2009 Actual

2009
Supplementary
estimates

2009
Main
estimates

$000

$000

$000

$000

40,948

Revenue from the Crown

39,821

39,821

37,038

1,498

Other revenue

2,045

3,723

3,723

42,446

Total operating revenue

41,866

43,544

40,761

42,513

Total output expenditure

42,535

43,543

40,760

(67)

Net operating surplus/(deficit)

(669)

1

1

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 economy, 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 measures

Performance standards

2007/08 Actual

2008/09 Actual

Comments

Quantity

143 releases

148

142

Instiutional Sector Accounts to be published in 2009/10

Quality

100%

  • Statistics are rated under the Official Statistics System quality protocol as currently fit-for-purpose
N/A N/A Adherence to the quality protocol not measured in 2008/09
  • Publications meet the Statistics New Zealand publishing guidelines
100% 100% All publications met publishing guidelines
  • Statistical releases are free from such significant error that they require an erratum to be published
97% 97% Errata issued for Building Consents Issued: November 2008; Balance of Payments and International Investment Position: Year ended 31 March 2008; Overseas Trade Indexes (Volumes): December 2008 quarter; and Gross Domestic Product: December 2008 quarter

Timeliness

  • Statisical releases are made in accordance with the Statistics New Zealand release calendar
100% 95% 97% There were delays in publishing Accommodation Survey: August 2008; Electronic Card Transactions: January 2009; Labour Cost Index (All Labour Costs): June 2008 quarter; and Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates): March 2009 quarter
Revenue and output expenses

2008 Actual

2009 Actual

2009
Supplementary
estimates

2009
Main
estimates

$000

$000

$000

$000

26,654

Revenue from the Crown

26,022

26,022

29,557

4,098

Other revenue

5,712

5,359

4,359

30,752

Total operating revenue

31,734

31,381

33,916

30,950

Total output expenditure

31,356

31,382

33,917

(198)

Net operating surplus/(deficit)

378

(1)

(1)


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