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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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For university staff and students

University staff and students can access Stats NZ information and data exclusively available to universities made possible through an agreement between the Council of New Zealand University Librarians (CONZUL) and Stats NZ.

The agreement enables Stats NZ to build closer working relationships with universities – by facilitating easier access for academics and students to the wealth of information available from Stats NZ.

What’s available for universities?

Customised data

Universities each have a set allocation of hours for customised data that is available to individuals for specific research purposes. This applies to all datasets produced by Stats NZ for which customised tables can be prepared. The contact librarian for the Stats NZ CONZUL agreement at each university approves these requests (see below).

Data packages

Stats NZ has produced detailed data tables from most of our data collections. These tables were produced for the use of university staff and students. These archived statistical data packages are available on the website.

These detailed tables can be used for examination of the social, demographic, and economic elements of New Zealand’s population. Detailed variables have been cross-tabulated by a number of supplementary variables. Each data package contains an extensive series of tables. These will be updated on a request basis now to maximise the benefit of the service hours available to university staff and students.

Confidentialised unit record files (CURFs) are available but in recent years microdata access has been preferred by researchers.

Synthetic unit record files (SURFs) are also available. SURFs mimic the statistical properties of real microdata. They can be used for teaching and learning purposes or as a source of unit-record data for developing analytical methods or statistical processes. 

Who to contact

Contact your University contact officers for advice on you how might be able to access this free information.

Updated 23 January 2019

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