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Interactive resources

On this page you'll find tools to investigate local commuting patterns and a link to StatsMaps – our home for maps.

CommuterView and MigrationView

CommuterView and MigrationView are interactive visualisation tools for the investigation of local commuting patterns.

These applications were built to provide a flexible and intuitive way of visualising and analysing the complex origin-destination tables that result from analysing New Zealand's Census of Population "workplace address" and "usual address five years ago" questions. CommuterView and MigrationView use Census origin-destination flows for 1996, 2001, and 2006 between the fixed set of 2006 Area Units as input data.

These visualisations do not contain any numbers. This is intentional. The role of the visualisation is to unlock the broad patterns of movement that are present in the data and providing a quick overview of the magnitude of flow between areas.Instead of numbers, the size and colour of a flow arrow is proportional to the number of individuals travelling along that flow.

Please refer to the Installation guide for detailed instructions on how to install plug-in software and load the visualisations in your web browser. Please make sure that you read the Installation guide before using this product.

Installation guide

User guide

CommuterView and MigrationView zip file

StatsMaps

Explore and visualise statistics about New Zealand and its people in map form. StatsMaps is our home for maps and it shows changes in New Zealand society, economy, and environment.

Key features

StatsMaps includes:

  • a time slider function that shows changes in the information on the map over time
  • a choropleth mapping option that allows you to easily see differences in variables across regions.
  • downloadable maps you can put on your own website or share on social media.

StatsMaps is available via desktop, tablet, or smartphone.

Click here to use StatsMaps

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