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Statistics New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand (Te Tari Tatau) is the New Zealand government department responsible for the country's official statistics, under the authority of the 1975 Statistics Act. Until December 1994 it was known as the Department of Statistics. Besides its overall leadership role, the department conducts many statistical programmes including the five-yearly census. Many of the resulting statistics are available free of charge on its website.
The department develops statistical classifications and standards for New Zealand, and conducts ongoing research and development into relevant statistical methods. It also provides technical assistance to developing countries in the Pacific rim, with a special focus on Pacific Island nations.
Datasets collected by Statistics New Zealand are grouped into the following topics on their website.
- Arts, Culture & Recreation
- Economic Indicators
- Education & Training
- Exports & Imports
- Government Finance
- Information Technology
- Manufacturing & Production
- Primary Production
- Research & Development
- Social Themes
- Work & Income
The website says "Information obtained from Statistics New Zealand may be freely used, reproduced, or quoted unless otherwise specified. In all cases Statistics New Zealand must be acknowledged as the source."
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