Statistics--Data processing

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Discussion paper

21 Feb 2018

This paper provides a broad overview of the nature of data linkage, highlights possible uses in the VET sector and reviews key challenges data linkage presents as a research methodology. Using the insights gained from past data linkage projects and taking into account the privacy...

Technical report

14 Feb 2018

This technical paper provides a brief overview of the estimation methodology employed in the National Apprentice and Trainee Collection, background information on the initiative to undertake timely reviews of the estimation methodology and instructions on the operation of the estimates review dashboard.

Working paper

12 Feb 2018

This working paper presents findings of Stage 3 and 4 of the National Maternity Data Development Project, which was established in response to the National Maternity Services Plan.

Video lecture/presentation

18 Dec 2017

What kinds of data sources, tools and platforms do we have available, what is the value and the challenge of data and new sources of information, what do we need and what is coming down the line that can help support better policy making, citizen...

Blog post

5 Dec 2017

The Census provides a snapshot of employment at August 2016 based on where a person usually lives and, in this case, the electorate level data can assist in analysing variations in employment patterns for an electorate when compared to a larger region. Sub-regions within an...


1 Dec 2017

This report sets out a roadmap of strategies and tools to help countries produce vital data on education. The digest sets out the measurement challenges around the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 4: a quality education for every child by 2030.

Research report

11 Jul 2017

Reliable information on who is using the courts and tribunals and for what purpose is essential in planning an affordable, responsive civil justice system to resolve everyday problems.

Policy report

7 Jul 2017

Provides an evaluation of privacy and other risks associated with integrating data in this official New Zealand project


27 Jun 2017

The Census Independent Assurance Panel has provided this written report to the Australian Statistician, giving its view on aspects of the quality of the 2016 Census data.

Research report

26 Apr 2017

Queensland's criminal justice system prevents, detects, and investigates crimes. It delivers judicial processes, manages prisoners and offenders, and provides rehabilitation services.

The Queensland Police Service and the Department of Justice and Attorney-General (through its Queensland Courts Service, Queensland Corrective Services, and Office of the...

Research report

20 Mar 2017

Temporary entrants are an important and growing part of the Australian population, with the latest available figures from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) showing close to 1.2 million temporary visa holders in the country as at 30 June 2016. This includes over...

Research report

1 Dec 2016

The JusticeLink dataset is a rich and comprehensive, but currently underutilised, resource that, in our preliminary assessment, adequately represents many aspects of the business of the Local Court. The dataset also has the potential to illustrate how the court is being used by different entities...

Working paper

19 Oct 2016

When we understand admin data has errors, surveys don’t look bad.

This paper analyses the measurement error and earnings dynamics of two sources of individuals' annual earnings from Statistics New Zealand's Survey of Family, Income and Employment (SoFIE) and administrative linked employer-employee data (LEED)...


21 Jul 2016

The Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) is a large research database containing microdata about people and households in New Zealand. Data is from a range of government agencies, Statistics NZ surveys including the 2013 Census, and non-government organisations. The IDI holds over 166 billion facts, taking...

Video lecture/presentation

14 Jun 2016

Integrated data provides valuable insights to improve social and economic outcomes for New Zealand. Statistics New Zealand's Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) combines information from a range of organisations to enable decision makers to address complex issues.



24 Mar 2016

This report provides a detailed look at Millennial (18-34 year olds) technology ownership in the United States and how the pace of change has slowed for Millennials, compared to Gen X, and how household income affects moving out and starting a family.

Nielsen provides...



18 Feb 2016

Over the past several years , many companies have avidly pursued the promised benefits of big data and advanced analytics. In a recent McKinsey survey of executives in this field, nearly all of them said that their organizations had made significant investments, from data warehouses...


13 Aug 2015

Domo has created infographics showing how fast data proliferates. The amount of data that can be produced in a single minute is mind-numbing and shows no sign of slowing down.

This infographic reveals astonishing leaps in digital consumption. Since 2013, the global internet population...

Journal article

11 May 2015

The ACER Centre for Global Education Monitoring supports the monitoring of educational outcomes worldwide. Ray Adams explains how the Centre’s systematic and strategic collection of data on educational outcomes, and factors related to those outcomes, can be used to inform policy aimed at improving educational...

Working paper

12 Jan 2015

This working paper describes the potential of the proliferation of new sources of large volumes of data, sometimes also referred to as "big data", for informing policy making in several areas. It also outlines the challenges that the proliferation of data raises for the production...