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Classifications and standards under review

This page outlines the classifications and related statistical standards we are currently reviewing.

Latest news

Iwi statistical standard: 2017 review consultation (published April 2017)
We are seeking feedback on the updated Iwi statistical standard. From 6 April to 4 May 2017 we are holding hui and inviting public submissions.

Statistical standard for geographic areas: 2015–-17 review (published October 2016)
We are reviewing the statistical standard for geographic areas. In December 2015, we asked for feedback on
proposals for new small-area output geographies and the urban/rural classification. We now invite
users of statistical geographies to help us redraft the urban boundaries and design the replacement for area
units – the statistical area 2 (SA2) geography.

Statistical standard for iwi: 2016 review findings and recommendations (October 2016)
The consultation process for the statistical standard for iwi is complete. We have published two papers reflecting the findings and recommendations from the review. We’re now in the process of revising the iwi statistical standard and classification.

Statistical standard for iwi: 2016 review (April 2016)
We are reviewing the statistical standard for iwi. We aim to better meet the needs of those who use iwi statistics by reviewing the concepts, definitions, criteria, and procedures we use.

If you have any questions, please contact classifications@stats.govt.nz

Page updated 14 March 2017

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