Who we are
Statistics New Zealand Tatauranga Aotearoa is a government department and New Zealand’s national statistical office. We’re New Zealand's major source of official statistics and leader of the Official Statistics System.
Our goal is to give New Zealand the statistical information it needs to grow and prosper.
We aim to tell the story of New Zealand through statistics that are relevant, accessible, and trustworthy.
We’ve been publishing statistics for nearly 120 years and have three offices, one in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, with around 1,000 staff in total.
We are committed to responding to the statistical needs of Māori as tāngata whenua in Aotearoa New Zealand.
What we do
We administer the Statistics Act 1975 and lead the Official Statistics System.
Official statistics are used by central and local government, Māori, businesses, communities, researchers, and the public to:
- inform debate and research
- understand New Zealand’s environment, economy, and society
- make decisions that contribute to New Zealand’s economic and social development.
We collect, compile, analyse, and communicate information on a wide range of subjects. Explore our browse for statistics page to discover the breadth of information we publish:
We also offer many free data tools and services and strive to make our statistics as accessible and user-friendly as possible.