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Appendix 7: Bulk data files (.csv format)

Bulk data files are available for you to explore the data further.

Group facts

File: hlpi_groupfacts.csv

The data is from the Household Economic Survey.

Variable: hlpi_name
Description: Household group

Variable: year
Description: Weight reference year:

  • 2008 relates to 2006/07 Household Economic Survey
  • 2011 relates to 2009/10 Household Economic Survey
  • 2014 relates to 2012/13 Household Economic Survey

Variable: hlpi
Description: Household group 5-character identifier

Variable: tot_hhs
Description: Total number of households

Variable: own
Description: Number of households that own their home (including ownership in a family trust)

Variable: own_wm
Description: Number of households that own their home with a mortgage

Variable: own_prop
Description: Percentage of households that own their home

Variable: own_wm_prop
Description: Percentage of households that own their home with a mortgage

Variable: prop_hhs
Description: Proportion of households (in household group)

Variable: age
Description: Average age of household members

Variable: size
Description: Average people per households

Variable: income
Description: Median annual household disposable income (dollars)

Variable: expenditure
Description: Median annual household expenditure (dollars)

Variable: eqv_income
Description: Equivalised median annual disposable income (dollars, equivalised 1-person household)

Variable: eqv_exp
Description: Equivalised median annual expenditure (dollars, equivalised 1-person household)

Expenditure weights

File: hlpi_weights.csv

The data is based on the Household Economic Survey. Expenditure patterns are aligned to CPI expenditure totals, to minimise known reporting bias in the survey.

Variable: hlpi_name  
Description: Household group

Variable: year
Description: Weight reference year:

  • 2008 relates to 2006/07 Household Economic Survey, and June 2008 quarter for price index calculations
  • 2011 relates to 2009/10 Household Economic Survey, and June 2011 quarter for price index calculations
  • 2014 relates to 2012/13 Household Economic Survey, and June 2014 quarter for price index calculations

Variable: hlpi
Description: Household group 5 character identifier

Variable: nzhec
Description: New Zealand Household Expenditure Classification (NZHEC)

Variable: nzhec_name
Description: NZHEC description

Variable: nzhec_short
Description: NZHEC short description (limited to 29 characters)

Variable: level
Description: Level of NZHEC

Variable: weight
Description: Expenditure weight (this is a ‘democratic weight’ to reflect expenditure for a ‘typical’ household in each group).

Variable: nzhec1
Description: Group level NZHEC

Variable: nzhec1_name
Description: Group level NZHEC description

Variable: nzhec1_short
Description: Group level NZHEC short description

Variable: exp_pw
Description: Typical weekly expenditure in dollars (median annual household expenditure per week, multiplied by expenditure weight)

Variable: eqv_exp_pw
Description: Equivalised typical weekly expenditure in dollars, equivalised 1-person household (equivalised median annual household expenditure per week, multiplied by expenditure weight)

Index time series

File: hlpi_index.csv

The data is the Household living-costs price indexes. These series are also available on Infoshare.

Variable: hlpi_name
Description: Household group

Variable: series_ref
Description: Infoshare time series identifier

Variable: quarter
Description: Year.quarter format

Variable: hlpi
Description: Household group 5-character identifier

Variable: nzhec
Description: New Zealand Household Expenditure Classification (NZHEC)

Variable: nzhec_name
Description: NZHEC description

Variable: nzhec_short
Description: NZHEC short description (limited to 29 characters)

Variable: level
Description: Level of NZHEC

Variable: index
Description: June 2014 quarter = 1000

Variable: change.q
Description: Quarterly change (percentage change from previous quarter)

Variable: change.a
Description: Annual change (percentage change from same quarter of previous year)

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