Stats NZ release notification

Dear subscriber

Below you can find Stats NZ’s information releases for the next week. For more information about these releases go to Insights and make your selections in the drop-down options.

12 May 2022
Employment indicators: Weekly as at 9 May 2022
View recent employment indicators releases

Food price index: April 2022
View recent food price index releases

Rental price indexes: April 2022
View recent rental price indexes releases

International migration: March 2022
View recent international migration releases

International travel: March 2022
View recent international travel releases

16 May 2022
Births and deaths: Year ended March 2022
View recent births and deaths releases

Māori population estimates: Mean year ended 31 December 2021
View recent Māori population estimates releases

National population estimates: At 31 March 2022
View recent national population estimates releases

18 May 2022
Local authority financial statistics: Year ended June 2021
View recent local authority financial statistics releases

Other releases

18 May 2022
New Zealand activity index (NZAC) – includes April 2022 data
View the recent New Zealand activity index update


Our release calendar has a full list of release dates for official statistics.

The release calendar is updated six months ahead, but dates may change due to events related to COVID-19.

Information releases include the latest statistics for the subject, with a summary (in the Key facts section), statistical Tables, and links to metadata and related information.

M = a media conference will be held for this release.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on releases and further information:
 

 Follow us on Twitter

 Like us on Facebook 

Visit our Other publications we’re working on, to see some of the publications we’re planning to publish.

If you no longer need this email reminder of upcoming releases, please unsubscribe with ‘unsubscribe to release notification’ in the subject line.

Add reminder about Stats NZ releases to your calendar
To make a reminder, select ‘Add all upcoming events to your calendar’ on the release calendar and follow the prompts.

Publishing Team
Digital Publishing
T    +64 4 931 4315
F    +64 4 931 4049
E    publishing@stats.govt.nz
W    
www.stats.govt.nz

Card spending continues to rise in April – Stats NZ media and information release: Electronic card transactions: April 2022

Card spending continues to rise in April – Media release

10 May 2022

Seasonally adjusted debit and credit card spending rose by $551 million (7.0 percent) in April, Stats NZ said today.

This is a larger increase than was seen in the previous month, when spending rose by only 1.7 percent.

“With New Zealand moving to the Orange setting just before Easter, Kiwis could enjoy the long weekend and the school holidays with greater freedom. This is reflected in the electronic card spending data, which saw increases across all spending categories,” business performance manager Ricky Ho said.

Core retail sales saw a strong increase (7.4 percent) in April. Core retail includes consumables, durables, hospitality, and apparel. The increase was mostly driven by spending on consumables, up $118 million (5.2 percent), and apparel, up $46 million (16.8 percent).

Visit our website to read this news story and information release or to download CSV files:

Steady increase in beef cattle numbers – Stats NZ media and information release: Agricultural production statistics: Year to June 2021 (final)

Steady increase in beef cattle numbers – Media release

6 May 2022

Beef cattle numbers increased in 2021, while the number of sheep dipped slightly, Stats NZ said today.

Final figures from the 2021 Agricultural Production Survey showed that the number of beef cattle was up by 2 percent (82,000) from the previous year and there was a total of 4 million at 30 June 2021. Total beef exports were $3.6 billion for the year ended 30 June 2021.

“The total number of beef cattle has been increasing steadily since 2016. Just over two-thirds of all beef cattle are farmed in the North Island,” agricultural production statistics manager Ana Krpo said.

Visit our website to read this news story and information release:

Electric vehicle imports accelerate as New Zealanders look to the future – Stats NZ media release

Electric vehicle imports accelerate as New Zealanders look to the future – Media release

5 May 2022

Imports of fully electric vehicles more than tripled in the year ended March 2022, amid a record-breaking year for imports of all vehicle types, Stats NZ said today.

The total value of passenger motor vehicles imported in the year to March 2022 was $6.1 billion, an increase of 50 percent on the previous year. While this is partly due to the year ended March 2021 being heavily affected by COVID-19, this still represents the largest value of vehicles purchased within any year ended March on record.

Rises in imports were seen across vehicles of all propulsion methods, with electric vehicle imports increasing 309 percent to $543 million. Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and the less common plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) increased 63 percent ($242 million) and 141 percent ($46 million) respectively. The combination of all internal combustion vehicles increased 42 percent, to $5.5 billion.

Visit our website to read this news story: Electric vehicle imports accelerate as New Zealanders look to the future

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 2 May 2022 – Stats NZ information release

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 2 May 2022 – Information release

5 May 2022

The experimental weekly series provides an early indicator of employment and labour market changes in a more 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 27 March 2022:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,322,860 total paid jobs (up 3,590 or 0.15 percent)
    • 104,680 paid jobs in primary industries (down 670 or 0.64 percent)
    • 443,970 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (up 90 or 0.02 percent)
    • 1,715,890 paid jobs in services industries (up 3,750 or 0.22 percent)
    • 58,320 paid jobs in unclassified industries (up 420 or 0.73 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,144.50 (down $3.35 or 0.29 percent).

Visit our website to read this information release and to download CSV files:

E noho tonu ana te pāpātanga kore-mahi i te 3.2 ōrau – Stats NZ media and information release: Labour market statistics: March 2022 quarter

E noho tonu ana te pāpātanga kore-mahi i te 3.2 ōrau – Media release

4 Haratua 2022

E noho tonu ana te pāpātanga kore-mahi kua oti te whakamahine mō te wāhanga tau, ki te 3.2 ōrau mō te hauwhā o Māehe 2022, ā, ko te pāpātanga korenga whakamahi he 9.3 ōrau, he pikinga iti mai i 9.2 ōrau i tērā hauwhā, e ai ki a Tatauranga Aotearoa i te rā nei.

E wātea ana hoki Unemployment rate remains at 3.2 percent i te reo Ingarihi.

“E noho tonu ana te pāpātanga kore-mahi i tōna pāpātanga pāpaku rawa mai i te tīmatanga o te rangatū HLFS i 1986,” e ai ki te kaiwhakahaere tatauranga mahi, toiora matua, ki a Becky Collett.

Visit our website to read this news story and information release or to download CSV files:

Stats NZ release notification

Dear subscriber

Below you can find Stats NZ’s information releases for the next week. For more information about these releases go to Insights and make your selections in the drop-down options.

5 May 2022
Employment indicators: Weekly as at 2 May 2022
View recent employment indicators releases

6 May 2022
Agricultural production statistics: Year to June 2021 (final)
View recent agricultural production statistics releases

10 May 2022
Electronic card transactions: April 2022
View recent electronic card transactions releases


Our release calendar has a full list of release dates for official statistics.

The release calendar is updated six months ahead, but dates may change due to events related to Covid-19.

Information releases include the latest statistics for the subject, with a summary (in the Key facts section), statistical Tables, and links to metadata and related information.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on releases and further information:
 

 Follow us on Twitter

 Like us on Facebook 

Visit our Other publications we’re working on, to see some of the publications we’re planning to publish.

If you no longer need this email reminder of upcoming releases, please unsubscribe with ‘unsubscribe to release notification’ in the subject line.

Add reminder about Stats NZ releases to your calendar
To make a reminder, select ‘Add all upcoming events to your calendar’ on the release calendar and follow the prompts.

Publishing Team
Digital Publishing
T    +64 4 931 4315
F    +64 4 931 4049
E    publishing@stats.govt.nz
W    
www.stats.govt.nz

Divorces drop to lowest number since 1979 – Stats NZ media and information release: Marriages, civil unions, and divorces: Year ended December 2021

Divorces drop to lowest number since 1979 – Media release

4 May 2022

There were 6,372 divorces granted by the family courts in 2021, the lowest annual number of divorces since 1979, Stats NZ said today.

“Divorces have been generally decreasing since the early 2000s, as has the divorce rate,” population estimates and projections manager Hamish Slack said.

“The divorce rate, which shows the number of divorces per 1,000 estimated existing marriages, has also dropped back to mid-1970s levels.”

In 2021, the divorce rate was 6.2 divorces per 1,000 estimated existing marriages, the lowest since the law changed in 1981 making it easier for couples to divorce. The divorce rate is similar to 1974 levels, when it was 6.4 divorces per 1,000 marriages.

Visit our website to read this news story and information release or to download CSV files:

More people away from work due to sickness – Stats NZ media and information release: Labour market statistics: March 2022 quarter

More people away from work due to sickness – Media release

4 May 2022

The number of employed people in the March 2022 quarter who gave sickness, illness, or injury as the main reason they were away from all forms of work for a full week was up 67 percent compared with the same quarter last year, Stats NZ said today.

Of the 2.8 million employed people in the March 2022 quarter, 44,200 were away from work for a full week because of sickness, illness, or injury (1.6 percent of employed people), an increase of 17,700 people compared with the March 2021 quarter.

“Sickness, illness, or injury as the main reason for being away from work for a full week has tended to remain fairly consistent, and in the March 2022 quarter we’ve seen it increase by around two thirds annually as Omicron cases began to increase in the community,” work and wellbeing statistics senior manager Becky Collett said.

Visit our website to read this news story and information release or to download CSV files:

Annual wage inflation rises to 3.0 percent – Stats NZ media and information release: Labour market statistics: March 2022 quarter

Annual wage inflation rises to 3.0 percent – Media release

4 May 2022

Annual wage inflation measured by the labour cost index (LCI) rose to 3.0 percent in the March 2022 quarter, up from 2.6 percent in the December 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

“Wage inflation is at its highest level since the March 2009 quarter,” business prices delivery manager Bryan Downes said.

Wage inflation is the percentage change for all salary and wage rates (including overtime) in the adjusted LCI, which measures changes in the cost of labour incurred by businesses, adjusting for changes in the quality, quantity, and type of work.

Visit our website to read this news story and information release or to download CSV files: