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New Zealand Survey of Older People in 2000 – Māori Sample
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New Zealand Survey of Older People in 2000 – Māori Sample is held in the Data Archive under ID number 5062

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Producer: Statistics New Zealand
Contributor(s): Statistics New Zealand
Abstract: The Survey of Older People in 2000 – Māori Sample (SOP-MS) was part of a larger programme of research commissioned by the Super 2000 Taskforce. The Taskforce was established to develop a stable retirement income framework to assist New Zealanders to plan for their retirement. The broad research aim was to describe the standard of living of older people and investigate the determinants of variation in living standards of older people. The SOP-MS was undertaken to boost the number of responses from older Māori as the estimated number of Māori respondents from the Survey of Older people in 2000 was only approximately 120. This number was too low to allow statistically reliable results to be produced for the Māori population.
Time period covered: February 1999 – February 2000
Geographic coverage: Whole of New Zealand
Observation unit(s): Household and individual
Universe (inclusion): The target population for the SOP-MS was defined as the usually resident, non-institutionalised, Māori population aged 65 to 69 years. Based on 1999 population estimates, the size of the target population is approximately 8,500. The survey population for the SOP-MS was defined as the usually resident, non-institutionalised Māori population aged 65 to 69 years, living in permanent private dwellings and in receipt of New Zealand superannuation.
Universe (exclusion): Long-term residents of old peoples homes, hospitals and psychiatric institutions; inmates of penal institutions; overseas diplomats; overseas visitors who expect to be usually resident in New Zealand for less than 12 months were excluded in the target population. Māori aged 65–69 years but not in receipt of New Zealand Superannuation (NZS) are not included in the survey population. Offshore islands, other than Waiheke Island, were excluded from the survey population because of their small size and therefore negligible impact on the results. A small number of individuals, who were part of the defined survey population, were excluded from the survey if: they had agents responsible for their finances; they had their records held securely by Department of Work and Income (DWI) for confidentiality reasons, or they lived in very remote locations.
Quality information
Kind of data: Survey data
Response rate: 63 percent
Sampling error: The data sources and methodologies used in this survey resulted in some members of the survey population having no chance of selection. Māori aged 65–69 years who did not have their ethnicity recorded on the DWI database and who were not listed on the roll of Māori electors had no chance of selection. As part of the SOP-MS survey design, a sample of records with missing ethnicity was selected from the DWI database and matched with the roll of Māori electors to improve the representativeness of the sample. The roll of Māori electors records individuals of Māori descent. As the concept of ethnicity is different from descent, some people claiming Māori ethnicity may not be of Māori descent and as a result would not have any chance of selection as they are not recorded on the roll of Māori electors.
Additional information: A copy of the database containing all superannuation records of Māori aged 65–69 was obtained from DWI to evaluate the usability of the frame. The addresses on the database were examined to determine whether an interviewer could locate the address on a map. When the number of records on this database was compared with current population estimates, it was found that only 60 percent of the Māori 65–69 years population was identified as Māori on the DWI database. The coverage of the ethnic Māori 65–69 years population in receipt of New Zealand superannuation was unknown but expected to be nearly 100 percent. To boost the coverage of the DWI database for the Māori 65–69 years population, it was decided to match records on the DWI database for those persons aged 65–69 years who had missing ethnicity with the roll of Māori electors. Records were matched manually using name and address. Previous work by Statistics New Zealand indicated that the coverage of the Māori descent 65–69 years population on the roll of Māori electors was 93 percent. This procedure will have resulted in some under-coverage of the survey population due to the lack of coverage of the Māori population aged 65–69 years on these frames and differences in definition of Māori (ethnicity vs descent). While this is likely to result in some bias in the survey estimates, the potential bias is outweighed by the increased coverage of the frame.
Cunningham,Cs., Durie, M., Fergusson, D., Fitzgerald, E., Hong, B., Horwood, J., Jensen, J., Rochford, M. and Stevenson, B. 2001. Living standards of older Māori . The Ministry of Social Development: Wellington, New Zealand.
Fergusson, D., Hong, B., Horwood, J. and Travers, P. 2001. Living standards of Older New Zealanders: a summary. The Ministry of Social Policy: Wellington, New Zealand.
The Ministry of Social Development. 2002. Comparison of the Consent and Full Datasets for the Survey of Older People and the Māori Supplementary Sample. The Ministry of Social Development: Wellington, New Zealand.
The Data Archive does not hold a digital copy of the Survey of Older People – Māori Sample 2000 publications due to copyright issues. All publications listed in this metadata record are available in National Library of New Zealand.
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