Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa is New Zealand’s official data agency.
As New Zealand’s national statistics office, Stats NZ is uniquely positioned to support the decisions that the Government, Māori and Iwi organisations, businesses, NGO’s and ordinary New Zealanders make every day.
Our structure, culture and systems are designed with collaboration and customers in mind – mobilised and working together to realise our vision: unleashing the power of data to change lives.
The increased availability of data brings data-driven innovation. Insights obtained from exploring data can lead to new and creative approaches in business, public services, and customer experience – ultimately improving the wellbeing of New Zealanders.
Stats NZ, as data stewards and leaders of the data eco-system proactively protect and enhance the provision of good quality data in order to realise the value of data.
Our strategic intentions are outlined here.
Stats NZ is led by the Chief Executive who is also the Government Statistician and Chief Data Steward.