Ministry of Social Development benefit factsheets
The Ministry of Social Development's Centre for Social Research and Evaluation produces quarterly information
on numbers of working-age people (aged 18-64 years) receiving main benefits. This includes national
information, as well as a range of information that breaks New Zealand down geographically.
Ministry of Social Development 2011 Statistical Report
The Statistical Report contains statistical information about how people interact with the service lines of the
Ministry of Social Development. It will be of value to people working within the social sector, in policy,
research and service delivery. Statistics for the last five years are presented, including significant changes in
policy, the administration of benefits and other support services.
Number of people receiving benefits and pensions 1940 - 2011
The first table shows trends since 1940 in the number of clients receiving pensions and main benefits. The
second shows trends since 1940 in expenditure on these financial services.
Statistics New Zealand Household Labour Force Surveys
The HLFS is the official quarterly source of the unemployment rate
Statistics New Zealand Income Survey
Provides information about;
∑ average weekly income (for those earning income from wage/salary jobs) by full-time and part-time
∑ time series of average weekly income for all people aged 15 years and over by sex, age group,
∑ average weekly income for people in paid employment, not in paid employment, and by labour force
∑ personal income distribution
∑ average household income by household type
∑ average and median hourly earnings for those earning income from wage/salary jobs.
Labour Market Factsheets
Labour Market Factsheets are designed to give quick facts about key interest groups in the New Zealand
Labour Market. There are factsheets on five groups-
Maori, Pacific Peoples, Feamles, Youth and Older Workers.
Factsheets provide a statistical overview focussing on the last year. They include information on indicators
such as labour force participation, employment and unemployment. More in depth analysis of labour market
outcomes for each of these groups is available in the Department of Labourís series of annual reports.
New Zealand Police Crime Statistics
Fiscal and calendar year recorded crime statistics by category, region and resolution rate.
Department of Corrections
- Facts and Statistics relating to prisons and sentencing
Statistical information relating to prisons and prisoners. This includes the prison population, the offences
prisoners have been sentenced for and the breakdown of the prison population by location, age, gender and
Sentences and Orders in the Community
Statistical information relating to offenders serving sentences and orders in the community. This includes the
offender population, the offences they have been sentenced for and the breakdown of the offender
population by location, age, gender and ethnicity.