Correction to child poverty, and household income and housing costs statistics year ended June 2020 – Stats NZ media and information release: Child poverty statistics: Year ended June 2020 – corrected

Correction
to child poverty, and household income and housing costs statistics year
ended June 2020 – Media release

22 April 2021

Corrected child poverty statistics have been
published, and corrected household income and housing-costs statistics
will be published next Thursday, on 29 April 2021, Stats NZ said today.

The corrections applied have resulted in
changes to the published statistics for the year ended June 2020; however,
the statistics do not impact previously published years.

“After the corrections are applied, all
nine key measures of child poverty remain trending downwards across the
two years since the year ended June 2018,” work, wealth, and wellbeing
statistics senior manager Sean Broughton said.

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Employment indicators: Weekly as at 19 April 2021 – Stats NZ information release

Employment
indicators: Weekly as at 19 April 2021 – Information release

22 April 2021

Key facts

The 6-day series includes jobs with a pay
period equal to or less than 7 days, while the 20-day series covers jobs
with pay periods of 14 days or fewer. The 34-day series includes all jobs
regardless of their pay period.

The 34-day series indicated that for the
latest week, the week ended 14 March 2021:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the
    previous week) were:

    • 2,258,370 total paid jobs (up 18,350 or 0.82
      percent)

    • 105,360 paid jobs in primary industries (down
      240 or 0.23 percent)

    • 427,080 paid jobs in goods-producing industries
      (up 1,350 or 0.32 percent)

    • 1,666,790 in services industries (up 16,230
      or 0.98 percent)

    • 59,140 in unclassified industries (up 1,010
      or 1.74 percent)

  • the median income (compared with the previous
    week) was:

    • $1,070.55 (up $1.05 or 0.10 percent).

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22 April 2021

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 19 April 2021

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Updated statistical standard for gender, sex, and variations of sex characteristics released – Stats NZ media release

Updated
statistical standard for gender, sex, and variations of sex characteristics
released – Media release

21 April 2021

An updated statistical standard will inform
how agencies collect and report information on gender, sex, and variations
of sex characteristics, Stats NZ said today.

The refreshed standard makes definitions
and measures consistent, provides guidance for collecting transgender and
intersex population data, and is grounded in a human rights approach.

“It’s important we collect data in an inclusive
way, and our process for developing the updated standard reflects this.
The refresh has involved extensive public consultation, input from government
agencies, international peers, and the support of subject matter experts,’’
Government Statistician and Chief Executive Mark Sowden said.

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Prices for transport and housing rise in March 2021 quarter – Stats NZ media and information release: Consumers price index March 2021 quarter

Prices
for transport and housing rise in March 2021 quarter – Media release

21 April 2021

Higher prices for transport and housing led
to a 0.8 percent lift in the consumers price index in the March 2021 quarter,
Stats NZ said today.

Prices for getting around rose in the March
quarter. Transport prices rose 3.9 percent, the biggest quarterly rise
in over a decade.

Petrol prices rose 7.2 percent, the biggest
quarterly rise since June 2015. Despite this, petrol prices are 3.8 percent
lower than they were a year ago.

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Growth in life expectancy slows – Stats NZ media and information release: National and subnational period life tables: 2017-2019

Growth
in life expectancy slows – Media release

20 April 2021

Life expectancy continues to increase, although
the change over time has slowed, Stats NZ said today.

Life expectancy at birth for the population
as a whole is 80.0 years for males, and 83.5 years for females, based on
death rates in 2017–2019. Life expectancy for males has increased by 0.5
years since 2012–2014, and by 2.0 years since 2005–2007. Life expectancy
for females has increased by 0.3 years and 1.3 years over the same time
periods.

“While life expectancy is still increasing,
the increase over the last few years is smaller than in the past,” population
estimates and projections manager Hamish Slack said.

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New tool for exploring wellbeing data – Stats NZ media release

New
tool for exploring wellbeing data – Media release

19 April 2021

New Zealanders can explore how wellbeing
has changed over time in a new interactive tool, Stats NZ said today.

The wellbeing
time series explorer
allows people
to compare selected wellbeing data from the 2014, 2016, and 2018 general
social surveys (GSS). It can be used to produce data tables and graphs
to show GSS results for different demographic groups in New Zealand, as
well as changes in wellbeing over time. The tool is also mobile friendly.

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Business R&D spend to continue in spite of COVID-19 – Stats NZ media and information release: Research and development survey: 2020

Business
R&D spend to continue in spite of COVID-19 – Media release

16 April 2021

Expectations of future research and development
(R&D) activity remain steady, despite economic shocks such as the COVID-19
pandemic, Stats NZ said today.

Forty-one percent of businesses in 2020 planned
to increase their R&D expenditure over their next financial year. This
is similar to the proportion reported each year since 2010.

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Stats NZ information release: Employment indicators: Weekly as at 12 April 2021

Employment
indicators: Weekly as at 12 April 2021 – Information release

15 April 2021

The experimental weekly series provides an
early indicator of employment and labour market changes in a more a timely
manner than the monthly employment indicators series.

Key facts

The 6-day series includes jobs with a pay
period equal to or less than 7 days, while the 20-day series covers jobs
with pay periods of 14 days or fewer. The 34-day series includes all jobs
regardless of their pay period.

The 34-day series indicated that for the
latest week, the week ended 07 March 2021:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the
    previous week) were:

    • 2,240,020 total paid jobs (down 11,130 or
      0.49 percent)

    • 105,600 paid jobs in primary industries (down
      1,970 or 1.83 percent)

    • 425,730 paid jobs in goods-producing industries
      (down 1,840 or 0.43 percent)

    • 1,650,560 in services industries (down 7,430
      or 0.45 percent)

    • 58,130 in unclassified industries (up 100
      or 0.17 percent).

  • the median income (compared with the previous
    week) was:

    • $1,069.50 (down $7.42 or 0.69 percent).

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Stats NZ information release: Rental price indexes: March 2021

Rental
price indexes: March 2021 – Information release

15 April 2021

The rental price indexes measure the changes
in prices that households pay for housing rentals.

Key facts

Monthly change

In March 2021 compared with February 2021:

  • the index for the stock measure of rental
    property prices rose 0.4 percent

  • the index for the flow measure of rental
    property prices fell 0.3 percent.

Annual change

In March 2021 compared with March 2020:

  • the index for the stock measure of rental
    property prices increased 3.1 percent

  • the index for the flow measure of rental
    property prices increased 1.6 percent.

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