Posts Tagged ‘Stats NZ’

We need Māori-led research into poverty

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Māori-led research is needed to understand poverty. So says Massey University’s Pro-vice Chancellor Māori, Professor Meihana Durie (pictured). The Government should focus Māori-led research on the causes of high poverty among tamariki instead of dismantling former Māori leaders’ work, he says. “What we know from Māori led research projects is that the data that reveals Read more

Alcohol consumption falls in ‘challenging’ year for brewers, producers – but have Kiwi attitudes to booze changed?

Thursday, February 29th, 2024

Alcohol available for consumption fell by the biggest amount in 15 years. A brewers association said broader economic and living cost pressures were impacting consumption and the hospitality sector. Stats NZ data released today showed a 4.3 per cent decline last year compared to 2022. The last year was challenging for domestic producers Read more

Child poverty reduction stalls ahead of cost-of-living crisis

Monday, March 27th, 2023

The latest child poverty statistics show there was no statistically significant improvement in the year to June 2022. The latest child poverty statistics show there was no statistically significant improvement in the year to June 2022, and campaigners fear the situation has only got worse since then. Stats NZ on Thursday reported no little change Read more

Net migration rises, still well below pre-pandemic numbers

Monday, February 20th, 2023

Migrant arrivals to New Zealand have rebounded as the country reopened its borders, but still remain well below pre-Covid levels. Stats NZ said there was a provisional net migration gain of 15,800 people in 2022, compared to the net migration loss of 15,000 in 2021. However, it remained below pre-pandemic net migration gains, which averaged Read more

Soaring food inflation looks likely to continue next year

Thursday, November 10th, 2022
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New Zealand’s food inflation is already soaring. The current situation is not good, and the outlook’s probably even worse. Stats NZ says food price inflation in New Zealand jumped 8.3 percent year-on-year in August 2022. All food categories gained annually: fruit and vegetables (16 percent), grocery food (7.7 percent), meat, poultry & fish (6.7 percent), Read more

New stats show fewer marriages, civil unions and divorces

Monday, May 9th, 2022

New Stats NZ data shows fewer people are getting married, celebrating civil unions and being granted divorces. In fact, the 2021 stats show New Zealand’s marriage and divorce numbers are the lowest since the 1970s. Marriages and Civil Unions Stats NZ says last year 15,657 marriages and civil unions were registered to New Zealand residents. Read more

Stats NZ records New Zealand’s lowest-ever fertility rate

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

The latest quarterly data from Stats NZ reports New Zealand’s lowest-ever fertility rate. It says the ratio of births to the number of women of child-bearing age is now 1.63. This is well below the 2.1 ratio needed for a woman to replace herself, and her partner. Without migration, the New Zealand population will join Read more