Social and population statistics provide important information about the progress of our society. They are essential for government planning and expenditure decisions.
Authoritative and trusted statistics on the size, structure, and location of the population, households, and families will continue to be critical for informing decisions in many areas, including education, health, justice, housing, and transport.
This paper describes future information needs for social and population statistics in New Zealand. It has been discussed with officials from social sector agencies and a general agreement has been reached on the priority information needs for social and population statistics over the next 10 years.
Published February 2011
ISBN 978-0-478-35383-9 (online)