Changes to release time on 14 June 2023 – Food price index: May 2023 and Rental prices index: May 2023 – Stats NZ

Changes to release time on 14 June 2023 – Food price index: May 2023 and Rental prices index: May 2023  

8 June 2023
 
Kia ora 
 
On 14 June there will be a change to our release time for Food price index: May 2023 and Rental prices index: May 2023. 
 
There have been occasions over the past year when our current data publishing tools – Infoshare and NZ.Stat – have not performed to the standard we expect when delivering to our customers.  
 
It’s crucial for our customers to have easy access to modern tools providing the data they need.  
As a result, we will be replacing NZ.Stat and intending to replace Infoshare. You can find out more about this work here: We are changing our data tools
 
Until these improvements are made, we are reducing wherever possible the load on our tools at 10.45am to ensure that our customers can access key market sensitive data in a timely manner. 
 
On Wednesday, 14 June 2023 we will stagger the releases as follows.

Release   Timing of release  
Balance of payments and international investment position: March 2023 quarter 10.45am  
Food price index: May 2023 12:00pm  
Rental price index: May 2023 12:00pm  

We know this change to the release time of Food price index: May 2023 and Rental price indexes: May 2023 may impact on your use of the data. We apologise for this.   
 
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2023 Census media release – ConCENSUS matters campaign to support lift in census response in South Auckland

 

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2023 Census media release

8 June 2023

ConCENSUS matters campaign to support lift in census response in South Auckland

Stats NZ and South Seas Healthcare Trust, along with a wider network of partners through Le Afio’aga o Aotearoa, have partnered to support a final push for census responses in South Auckland.

“As the largest Pacific community in the country, we welcome the opportunity to partner with South Seas Healthcare Trust and partners to connect with Pacific peoples in South Auckland,” said Simon Mason, Deputy Government Statistician and Deputy Chief Executive Census and Collection Operations.

“Supporting Pacific people’s participation in the census has been a key priority for the 2023 Census. To date it is estimated nationally 78% of people of Pacific ethnicity have taken part in the 2023 Census. 

“This drops to 74 percent in the wider South Auckland collection area, which we estimate accounts for 42 percent of the Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. So a final push in this community makes sense.”

The partnership will see a network of community partners collaborate to deliver a four-day ‘telethon’ type event from 9 June to 12 June, other community events, and support at 0800 31 13 31.

“Community based providers have the experience of rapidly standing up services to deliver better outcomes for our community,” said South Seas Chief Executive Lemalu Silao Vaisola-Sefo. “We are mobilising our village of community networks to take up the opportunity to bring our families and community in, around the call to action to complete their census forms.

“The June campaign is called ConCENSUS matters – We all agree, your voice matters and is an extension of the Rally Your Village immunisation campaign we’ve delivered with our village of community partners ahead of winter.

“We are extending the Rally Your Village campaign to encourage Pasifika people to complete their confidential census forms which is essential for informing public policy and decisions on health, education, housing, and transport.”

Campaign activities include:

1.    Telethon event from 9 to 12 June to support completion of census forms, alongside delivering wellbeing and winter health support. Registered community groups – from churches to school and sport clubs and wider community groups – will be activating their networks of families and fri

Hospitality sector leads increase in filled jobs – Stats NZ media and information release: Business employment data: March 2023 quarter

Hospitality sector leads increase in filled jobs – Media release

8 June 2023

Accommodation and food services had an 8.9 percent (12,196 jobs) annual increase in filled job numbers for the year ended March 2023, according to figures released by Stats NZ today.

Across all industries filled jobs numbers were up 2.8 percent (61,683 jobs) in the March 2023 quarter, when compared with the March 2022 quarter.

“Filled job numbers in accommodation and food services lifted strongly during the latter part of 2022, and this has continued into this year,” business employment insights manager Sue Chapman said.

“The growth in job numbers in the hospitality sector coincides with the opening of New Zealand’s borders, and a rise in overseas visitors since the middle of last year.”

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Business financial data: March 2023 quarter – Stats NZ information release

Business financial data: March 2023 quarter – Information release

8 June 2023

Business financial data provides sales, purchases, salaries and wages, and operating profit estimates for most market industries in New Zealand, and information on stocks for selected industries. This collection uses a combination of survey, tax, and other administrative data.

Key facts

For all business financial data (BFD) industries, in the March 2023 quarter compared with the March 2022 quarter:

  • sales were $181 billion, up $10 billion (5.6 percent)
  • purchases were $129 billion, up $6.8 billion (5.6 percent)
  • salaries and wages were $29.3 billion, up $2.3 billion (8.6 percent)
  • operating profit was $22.7 billion, up $516 million (2.3 percent).

When adjusting for seasonal effects, in the March 2023 quarter compared with the December 2022 quarter:

  • sales in 6 of the 14 New Zealand Standard Industrial Output Classification (NZSIOC) level 1 industries increased
  • manufacturing (down $936 million); construction (down $902 million); and electricity, gas, water and waste services (up $402 million) industries had the largest movements in sales.

The business financial data release covers most market industries in the New Zealand economy, using survey and tax data.

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2023 Census media advisory – Census operation update

Kia ora koutou

Below is some information about current census activity.

For local media – if you have not already, you may like to inform your readers about the close of census date, and that census forms will be accepted up to and including 30 June – see information below.

We will also continue to publish the 2023 Census Tally on the census website daily through to 30 June. As of 9.00am this morning, 4,538,397 people had returned an Individual Form in the 2023 Census.

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2023 Census media advisory

2023 Census operations update

This document provides background briefing material for media to inform reporting on the 2023 Census.

Census operations

  • As of 1 June, census collectors concluded their work across Aotearoa New Zealand:
    • In most places in the country, census collectors finished door-to-door collections on 3 May.
    • Census collections were extended in areas impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle, finishing on 1 June in Te Tairāwhiti and Hawke’s Bay regions.
    • Field activity for Te Mana Whakatipu (iwi-led collections) also finished on 1 June. Iwi-led collections were piloted in the 2023 Census in three locations – Far North (with Ōpua iwi collective), Gisborne (with Toitū Tairāwhiti iwi collective), and with Te Whānau ā Apanui in their rohe.  

·       Mainstream census advertising has finished.

·       There will be a few final targeted census support events, most closed events coordinated by community organisations at which Stats NZ community engagement teams will help people complete their census forms.

·       Community collaborations will continue in Auckland through June, with some local advertising support. See below for more information.

Partner activities in Auckland in June

  • Two partners will deliver services and promotions to support a lift in the response rate in Auckland up to 30 June:
    • Whānau Ora Commissioning Agency – Te Pae Herenga o Tāmaki will deliver a programme of activities to increase Māori completion rates from non-responding and partially responding households in Auckland. This will include encouraging whānau to complete their census forms either online or in person, through a range of communications, social media, community events, call centre communication, and in-person door-to-door visits.  This activity will continue to 30 June.
    • South Seas Healthcare Trust – The Trust, alongside its network of partners through Le Afio’aga o Aotearoa, has activated a community mobilisation approach to support Pacific families to complete census forms. The opportunity to work as a village network, through an innovative event such as a 4-day telethon, mini community outreach events, and an 0800 support line, will harness the relationships and connections of the community in South Auckland.

Close of census

  • The 2023 Census closes at 5.00pm, 30 June 2023:

·       People can complete their census forms online at www.census.govt.nz until 5.00pm, 30 June.

·       Paper census forms will need to be mailed to arrive with Stats NZ by 30 June to be counted.

·       A new online access code or paper forms can be ordered from the website or by calling the 080 CENSUS (0800 236 787) helpline.

Post-enumeration Survey

·       The Post-enumeration Survey is a household survey (sample size 16,000 or 1% of households) that is run independent of the census to review and evaluate the census count and coverage. This year it is being staggered:

o   most of New Zealand (apart from Auckland region) from June to mid-August

o   Auckland region from July to mid-September.

Close of census announcements

·       We are planning a close of census announcement in the last week of June.

·       We will also coordinate in-depth interviews with the Government Statistician in early July. If you would like to interview Mark Sowden then, on the 2023 Census and beyond, please email census.communications@stats.govt.nz

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Travel exports gain reduces trade deficit in March 2023 quarter – Stats NZ media and information release: International trade: March 2023 quarter

Travel exports gain reduces trade deficit in March 2023 quarter – Media release

2 June 2023

New Zealand’s trade deficit narrowed to $3.2 billion dollars in the March 2023 quarter, compared with $3.9 billion in the March 2022 quarter, according to data released by Stats NZ today.

The main contributor to the narrowing of the deficit was an increase in travel exports, which increased 385 percent compared to the March quarter last year, to $3.8 billion. Travel exports represent the amount spent by visitors in New Zealand during the period.

“Travel credits continue to climb as international travel patterns return to normal” international trade manager Alasdair Allen said. “However, they are still not quite back to pre-COVID levels”.

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Slight rise in building activity in March quarter – Stats NZ media and information release: Value of building work put in place: March 2023 quarter

Slight rise in building activity in March quarter – Media release

2 June 2023

The seasonally adjusted volume of total building activity was $9.1 billion in the March 2023 quarter, up 0.6 percent compared with the December 2022 quarter, according to figures released by Stats NZ today.

The volume of residential building work was down 0.8 percent to $6.1 billion in the March 2023 quarter, while non-residential building work was up 3.6 percent to $3 billion over the same period.

“The March 2023 quarter marked the second quarter in a row where we have seen a fall in the volume of residential building work,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said.

“The volume of non-residential building work, on the other hand, has seen four consecutive quarters of growth.”

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Greenhouse gas emissions (industry and household): Year ended 2021 – Stats NZ information release

Greenhouse gas emissions (industry and household): Year ended 2021 – Media release

31 May 2023

Greenhouse gas emissions statistics include the emissions by gas type for both industries and households, the emissions intensity (emissions in relation to GDP/economic output) for industries, and tourism-related emissions.

Key facts

Year ended December 2021

  • Gross greenhouse gas emissions from New Zealand’s industries and households were 77,638 kilotonnes (carbon dioxide equivalent). This is a fall of 1.1 percent (876 kilotonnes) from 2020’s figure, and 6.2 percent lower (5,096 kilotonnes) than the 2019 pre-COVID-19 level.
  • The fall was driven by a 1.8 percent decrease (1,236 kilotonnes) in industry-related emissions but was partly offset by a 4.4 percent increase (360 kilotonnes) in household emissions mostly due to an increase in household transport emissions.
  • The largest changes to industry emissions were:
    • agriculture, forestry, and fishing, down 668 kilotonnes (1.6 percent), driven by sheep, beef cattle, and grain farming
    • transport, postal, and warehousing, down 333 kilotonnes (7.0 percent), driven by air and space transport
    • manufacturing, down 202 kilotonnes (2.0 percent), driven by petroleum, chemical, polymer, and rubber product manufacturing.
  • Emissions from industry were 88.9 percent of the total, with 11.1 percent coming from households.
  • Service industries, as a broad industry group, contributed the least greenhouse gas emissions (9.2 percent).
  • Primary industries contributed the most greenhouse gas emissions (53.5 percent).
  • Emissions attributable to tourism in 2021 were virtually unchanged from 2020 and accounted for 4.6 percent of total emissions.

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2 June 2023
International trade: March 2023 quarter
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