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Childcare a challenge for 1 in 6 working parents

Friday, 16 February 2018, 11:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

Not having care available when they needed it was the main childcare difficulty (38 percent) for parents who worked, or wanted to work, Stats NZ said today. Care being too expensive was their next main difficulty (19 percent). More >>

South Island international guest nights take the lead in Dec

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:07 am | Statistics New Zealand

Guest nights continued to increase in December 2017, up 4 percent from December 2016, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Low-spending households continue to face highest inflation

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 10:51 am | Statistics New Zealand

Low-spending households faced the highest inflation for the year (up 2.4 percent), and high-spending households the lowest (up 1.3 percent), Stats NZ said today. More >>

Lowest annual increase in food prices since April 2017

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

Food prices increased 0.8 percent in the year to January 2018, Stats NZ said today. This was the smallest annual increase in food prices since April 2017. More >>

Eating out and students returning to school boost spending

Monday, 12 February 2018, 10:54 am | Statistics New Zealand

Consumers spent more on eating out and on hardware, furniture, and appliances in January 2018, Stats NZ said today. This contributed to a 1.4 percent rise in total retail card spending in the month, when adjusted for seasonal effects. More >>

1/2 of children in care due to parents' work arrangements

Friday, 9 February 2018, 11:32 am | Statistics New Zealand

Parents’ work schedules and commitments were the most-common reasons for children aged below 14 years to be in formal childcare, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Working from home helps with childcare

Friday, 9 February 2018, 11:20 am | Statistics New Zealand

The most-common work arrangement used by parents to help care for a child in 2017 was to have worked from home (16 percent of all parents), Stats NZ said today. This was followed by having a child at work, and swapping the days or times usually worked ... More >>

Countdown to census begins

Thursday, 8 February 2018, 12:12 pm | Statistics New Zealand

The 2018 Census is fast approaching, with letters due to start arriving at every household in New Zealand from 23 February. More >>

Video - Labour Market Statistics: December 2017 quarter

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 11:38 am | Statistics New Zealand

View today's video below on the story Unemployment falls to a nine-year low. More >>

Māori unemployment rate at nine-year low, but twice NZ rate

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 11:19 am | Statistics New Zealand

In the year to the December 2017 quarter, the unemployment rate for Māori fell to a nine-year low, at the same time as 19,000 more Māori, especially rangatahi (young people), moved into work, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Unemployment falls to a nine-year low

Wednesday, 7 February 2018, 10:56 am | Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 4.5 percent in the December 2017 quarter, down from 4.6 percent last quarter, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Auckland's annual consents for new homes hit 13-year high –

Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:30 am | Statistics New Zealand

In Auckland, 10,867 new homes were consented in 2017, the highest level since 2004, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Record short-term travel in 2017

Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:25 am | Statistics New Zealand

For the December 2017 year, both overseas visitors and New Zealand residents had record numbers of arrivals and departures, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Conferences, culture, and tourism boost consents

Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:20 am | Statistics New Zealand

Building consents for all non-residential buildings including offices, education buildings, storage, and cultural buildings were worth $6.5 billion in 2017, up 8 percent from the December 2016 year, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Net migration of 70,000 in December 2017 year

Friday, 2 February 2018, 11:09 am | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration in the December 2017 year numbered 70,000, Stats NZ said today. Migrant arrivals were 131,600 and migrant departures were 61,600. More >>

Home building consents backtrack in December

Friday, 2 February 2018, 10:58 am | Statistics New Zealand

The number of new homes consented fell 9.6 percent in December 2017, in seasonally adjusted terms, reversing a 9.6 percent rise in November, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Household Labour Force Survey Est. Working-age Population

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:20 am | Statistics New Zealand

These tables provide the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This estimate is the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market ... More >>

International travel and migration: November 2017

Wednesday, 31 January 2018, 11:16 am | Statistics New Zealand

International travel and migration statistics give the number of overseas visitors, New Zealand resident travellers, and permanent and long-term migrants entering or leaving New Zealand. More >>

Monthly exports reach new record in December

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 11:04 am | Statistics New Zealand

Exports of milk powder, butter, and cheese lifted total exports to a record $5.6 billion in December 2017, Stats NZ said today. Monthly exports were $1.1 billion higher than in December 2016. More >>

Exports and imports hit new highs in 2017

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 11:00 am | Statistics New Zealand

Both exports and imports reached new highs in 2017, as New Zealand earned more from agricultural products and bought more cars and computers, Stats NZ said today. More >>



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