Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

Large statistical database now free

Embargoed until 10:45am – 16 October 2008

Large statistical database now free

A large database of statistics, which was previously only available to paying customers, is now available free of charge on the Statistics New Zealand website, Government Statistician Geoff Bascand said today.

The database, called Infoshare, contains a large range of information that is useful to businesses, community groups, researchers, schools, and the general public. It will be added to virtually every weekday, within five minutes of new data being officially released.

“This tool carries information that people can tailor to their individual information needs. For example, if a planner needs to know how many construction companies there are in Taranaki employing between 10 and 19 people, or a student wants figures on how the Consumers Price Index has changed since 1914, they can get this data,” Mr Bascand said.

If a tourism operator wants to know how many people came to New Zealand for a holiday last year, and whether they were from Pakistan or Kazakhstan, then this information is now available on the Statistics NZ website www.stats.govt.nz.

Mr Bascand said that Statistics NZ expects Infoshare to be enhanced in the future. In addition to thousands of series currently covering economic indicators, business, population, tourism, work, income and spending, detailed import and export data will be added to the system in the future.

Mr Bascand said people without Internet access, or needing assistance with Infoshare, can call Statistics NZ’s Information Centre toll-free on 0508 525 525.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
16 October 2008

ENDS

infosharemediabackgrounder.pdf

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

PM's Speech: NZ Moves To Red


Nine COVID-19 cases reported yesterday in the Nelson/Marlborough region have now been confirmed as the Omicron variant, and a further case from the same household was confirmed late yesterday....
More>>

ALSO:


Gordon Campbell: On Responding To The Need In Tonga


The power of the Tonga eruption (and the size of the aid response being mounted) have been sobering indications of the scale of this disaster. The financial impact is certain to exceed the damage done by Cyclone Harold two years ago, which was estimated at the time to cost $US111 million via its effects on crops, housing and tourism facilities. This time, the tsunami damage, volcanic ash, sulphur dioxide contamination and villager relocation expenses are likely to cost considerably more to meet...
More>>



 
 



Science Media Centre: Omicron Outbreak Would Move The Country To Red - Expert Reaction

The Prime Minister has announced if Omicron cases spread into the community, the country will move to the traffic light system's Red setting within 48 hours. Jacinda Ardern also mentioned there will be changes to the country's testing regime, with more use of Rapid Antigen Tests... More>>


Government: New Zealand Prepared To Send Support To Tonga

New Zealand is ready to assist Tonga in its recovery from Saturday night’s undersea eruption and tsunami, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Defence Minister Peeni Henare said today... More>>


Ministry of Health: COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January... More>>



Statistics: Departures Lift Border Crossing Numbers

The number of people crossing New Zealand’s border went up in November 2021, mostly due to an increase in departures, Stats NZ said today. There were 28,700 border crossings in November 2021, made up of 12,300 arrivals and 16,400 departures... More>>


Financial Services Federation: Open Letter To Government From Non-bank Lenders: The Path Forward On CCCFA Changes
Responsible lenders are not interested in telling the Government “I told you so” when it comes to unintended consequences of changes to lending laws that are now causing grief for everyday Kiwis seeking finance... More>>

CTU: Too Many Kiwi Workers Financially Vulnerable As Omicron Looms
With New Zealand on the precipice of an Omicron outbreak and the economic upheaval that comes with it, the CTU’s annual Mood of the Workforce Survey shows the vast majority of kiwi workers do not have the financial resources to survive a period of unemployment... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels