Representatives of local government approached Statistics New Zealand with a range of concerns relating to the collection and dissemination of statistics for local government. The local government view was that there was a need for Statistics New Zealand to adopt a leading role in the collection and coordination of statistics for local government. Statistics New Zealand agreed to conduct a review of local government statistical needs.
A series of 13 forums were organised around the country during 2001. Each forum discussed the statistical needs identified by each council, why the data was needed, and how the data would be used. A consensus view was reached regarding the statistical priorities of each region.
The objective of the review was to determine:
- the statistical needs of the local government sector
- how well they are currently being met
- how best to improve current services and fund any priority needs that are not presently met.
Outcomes of the review
The outcomes of the review are presented within this report, written in 2001.
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