Each year Statistics New Zealand runs more than 100 surveys, takes more than 12,000 phone calls for information and receives over 1.5 million website visits, all to deliver a mind-boggling array of facts, figures, and findings.
The information we gather plays an important role in economic markets, business decisions, government spending, and infrastructure construction.
This wealth of information also helps to tell stories about the country. To mark the International Year of Statistics, we’ve pulled together some possibly less well-known facts that link statistics with different parts of the country.
The media release provides more information.
Published 16 April 2013, last updated 17 July 2013