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3 – Context

In 2003/04, Statistics NZ received funding under the government’s Growth and Innovation Framework (GIF) for five years to begin the long-term development of productivity statistics. In the first quarter of 2006 the first official measures of annual labour, capital and multifactor productivity covering the 1988–2005 years were released. This first series excluded: government administration and defence; health; education; business services; personal and other community services; commercial and residential property services; and ownership of owner-occupied dwellings.

Further funding was provided in 2006 following feedback from our key users who required a longer time series, industry level productivity and public sector productivity measures. To date that funding has provided the following developments: 

  • In October 2007, Statistics NZ published its first official series, backdated to 1978 with ‘growth cycles’ published to enhance analysis.
  • In March 2008, Statistics NZ published an official series with an expanded measured sector (including business services, and personal and other community services) backdated to 1996. This brought the measured sector coverage up from 63 percent to 73 percent of the whole economy. 
  • Following the successful outcome of a feasibility study, Statistics NZ produced an official series of quality-adjusted labour measures. This was published on 3 December 2008 and is now produced on an annual basis. 
  • Statistics NZ is currently developing industry-level labour, capital and multi-factor productivity statistics for the measured sector. These are due to be published this year and will be updated on an annual basis.

A comprehensive feasibility study exploring the measurement of government services output was also requested by key users. In 2008, we were able to second Mr Phillip Lee from the UK Office for National Statistics. Mr Lee has extensive expertise in the area of measuring health care output and worked with Sir Tony Atkinson producing the Atkinson Report. Along with Dr Jodi York, a senior staff member with Statistics NZ, he has worked closely with the Ministries of Education and Health to produce this report.

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