Statistics and numeric data

Key databases

Full list of library databases for Statistics and numeric data.

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New Zealand

  • New Zealand Community Profile
    Demographic information for the Districts and Cities of New Zealand based on results from the 2001, 2006, 2013 and 2018 Censuses of Population and Dwellings.
  • OECD Country statistical profile - New Zealand
  • New Zealand in the OECD
    Broad economic and social overview.
  • Statistics New Zealand
    Browse for data by topic or use the website tools to create your own tables or graphs online tutorials are available.
    • Business Toolbox
      Industry, markets and customer information.
    • Population
      Births, census, deaths, estimates and projections, life expectancy, migration and guides on how to interpret the data.
    • Statisphere
      Data resources are listed by subject and agency.
    • Long-term data series
      Demographic, social and economic data.
    • Māori
      Statistical information relevant to Māori, including Statistics New Zealand survey of Māori well-being - Te Kupenga
    • Stats NZ data search bot
      An online interactive chat-based search. You can type in your search query and get instant recommended data sources.
    • Data tools and services
      Online interactive data tools and services provided by StatsNZ
  • New Zealand Government datasets online (also known as
    Directory of publicly-available, non-personal New Zealand Government held datasets. This site does not host data, instead it links to datasets held on other government websites.
  • Stats NZ Store House
    Contains Statistics New Zealand's electronic and digitised publications that are no longer on their website. Specific contents include publications from historical census, finding aids for data in Statistics NZ's print publications, infographics, conference papers and reports, questionnaires, research papers and images.
  • The Social Report
    Ministry of Social Development.
  • Quality of Life
    Ministry of Social Development. Initially covering the six largest cities it has been expanded to include twelve territorial authorities.
  • Review of New Zealand Longitudinal Studies
    Overview of the range and quality of New Zealand longitudinal data by the Families Commission.
    Collaborative website making data about New Zealand visually accessible.

Resources to customise data

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  • .id
    Suburb-based community profiles of Australia and New Zealand. Results include population, age structure, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, income, qualifications, occupations, employment, unemployment, disability, disadvantage, volunteering, childcare, family structure, household structure, housing tenure, mortgage and rental payments, and the size and type of dwellings.
  • Cranet
    Cranfield Network on Comparative Human Resource Management. Contact Erling Rasmussen for access.
  • Current Population Survey
    United States Bureau of the Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly survey of about 50,000 households.
  • Eurostat
    The leading provider of high quality statistics on Europe. It includes EU policy indicators, population and social conditions, and economy, finance, general and regional statistics.
  • UNESCO Institute for Statistics
    Statistical branch of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) delivers comparative data for countries on education, science and technology, culture, and communication.

Economic statistics datasets free on the web

  • Atlas of economic complexity
    A research and data visualization tool used to explore global trade dynamics over time and discover new growth opportunities for every country worldwide.
  • EconStats
    United States, global economic data and stock market data.
  • Eldis
    Links to statistics sites, arranged by topics including education, gender, health, finance, poverty, labour, agriculture, food and nutrition, trade, commodities, and debt.
  • International macroeconomic dataset
    From 1971 through 2017 for real (adjusted for inflation) gross domestic product (GDP), population, real exchange rates and other variables for 31 countries and 34 regions.
  • Living standards measurement study, World Bank
  • Measuring Worth
    Historical data on economic aggregates (e.g., GDP, wages) and calculators for making value comparisons over time (e.g., relative value, purchasing power and exchange rates).
  • National accounts main aggregates database
    United Nations annual data for GDP and exchange rates from 1970.
  • NationMaster
    Compare and graph countries over a vast array of topics.
  • NBER datasets
    United States National Bureau of Economic Research includes: trade, tariff and occupational wages around the world.
  • Panel Study of Income Dynamics
    University of Michigan. 
  • Penn world tables
    Part of the University of Groningen: purchasing power parity and national income accounts in international prices.
  • Data - CISER.
    Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research data.
  • World Bank Open Data
  • World values surveys
    Information only. Online data access is by subscription. See also the 2005 New Zealand values survey.
  • Zanran
    Numerical data search that provides access to Internet statistical data including charts and diagrams.

Data meta sites

Data archive centres

  • Australian Social Science Data Archive
    University of Stirling Cambridge Social Interaction and Stratification Scales project is an internationally comparative assessment of the structures of social interaction and stratification across a number of countries
    Council of European Social Science Data Archives. Includes North America and Australasia.
    Collection of Biostatistics Research Archives.
    International Association of Social Science Information Service and Technology.
  • UK Data Service
    United Kingdom Economic and Social Research Council.

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Print resources

Statistical information can be in either print or electronic form. The University of Auckland General Library has a fairly comprehensive collection of statistical data both in print and electronic format. The print Statistics Collection is on Level M, General Library. There are QR codes on the shelves to link from the print to the current electronic version using a mobile phone or iPad.

Yearbooks, statistical bulletins and abstracts published by national statistical offices or other government departments for most countries. Selected monographs which contain substantial statistical information published by a quasi-government or non-government organisations are also included.

The material is arranged by:

  • S1 - Non governmental organisations (NGOs), followed by the organisation abbreviation (e.g., EU, FAO, ILO, IMF, OECD, UN).
  • S2 - National statistics, followed by the country abbreviation, then by a code based on a subject keyword, e.g., S2 / FJI STAn (Statistical news / Fiji Bureau of Statistics) or S2 / NZ CEN (New Zealand Census).
  • S3 - International statistics from tertiary sources such as Euromonitor, Economist Intelligence Unit, Mintel.

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Search tips

  • Consider What kind of data?
  • Include statistics in a Catalogue or database search, e.g., education New Zealand statistics.
  • The print equivalent of electronic publications provides more detailed information on how, for example, data has been calculated or the source of the raw data.
    • Books in the Statistics Collection, Level M, General Library have a Not to be borrowed or Reference only status.
    • Books with statistical information (including appendices with statistical data) in the general collections are available for borrowing.
  • Journal and newspaper articles often include statistics, search a selection of databases for likely articles, e.g.,
  • For business data use BISO to refresh your research skills
  • See also Country information for profiles, rankings and rating; Energy information sources, Statistics, Mathematics and Finance.

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New Zealand as a village of 100 people has been released by Statistics NZ to support the 2013 census.

What is a census?

The census in New Zealand is an official count of population and dwellings. It takes place every five years and is carried out by Statistics New Zealand. For further information go to Census, Statistics NZ.


  • Census
    From the Encyclopaedia Britannica.
  • Census geography
    From the International Encyclopedia of Human Geography.

Key resources

Further information

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Key resources | Collected works on New Zealand | Census from 1851

Key resources

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Collected works on New Zealand

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Census from 1851

See also New Zealand history

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Statistical data packages

Some  data packages are available to the University of Auckland researchers under the CONZUL agreement between Statistics NZ and NZ Universities.

Data packages available online:

Data packages available on request:

Confidentialised Unit Record Files (CURFs)

CURFs are unit record data that are modified to protect the confidentiality of respondents while maintaining the integrity of the data. To request CURFs access, please follow the instructions on the Statistics NZ’s CURFs page.

Customised data tables

Statistics NZ can create customised data tables for a fee. Under the CONZUL agreement, our University has a set of allocated prepaid data hours to assist our researchers to request customised data tables from Statistics NZ. The number of prepaid data hours is limited. The maximum number of hours that can be allocated to a single request is 10 hours. For more information, please contact the University of Auckland Contact Officer.

Integrated Data Infrastructure

Statistics New Zealand's Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) is a linked longitudinal dataset, which includes economic, education, justice, health and safety, migration, families and households, tenancy, and business data. IDI for researchers provides information on data and metadata held in the IDI.

Note: IDI data access is not a part of the CONZUL agreement. Researchers need to fund the IDI access. Researchers who wish to access the IDI need to liaise with Statistics NZ directly. For more information on access and pricing please see Statistics NZ's Data Lab page or contact


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