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More productivity reports and information papers

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Reports and information papers

Productivity and unit labour costs under ANZSIC06 (published 2012)
The impact of implementing ANZSIC06 on productivity and unit labour cost statistics.

Labour hours paid for productivity statistics (published 2012)
Estimates of levels of hours paid by industry, from 2000–10.

Exploring the disaggregation of industry multifactor productivity (published 2012)
Findings of a feasibility study that explored the possibility of disaggregating industry productivity estimates to a sub-industry level.

Productivity statistics: Sources and methods (eighth edition) (published 2012)
Outlines the data sources, definitions, and methodologies used to compile the annual labour, capital, and multifactor productivity indexes in Productivity Statistics 1978–2011.

Productivity and unit labour costs under ANZSIC06 (published 2012)
Discusses the impact of implementing the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) on productivity and unit labour cost statistics.

Labour hours paid for productivity statistics (published 2012)
Estimates of levels of hours paid by industry, from 2000–10.

Productivity statistics: Sources and methods (Eighth edition) (published 2012)
Data sources, definitions, and methodologies used to compile the annual labour, capital, and multifactor productivity indexes.

Exploring the disaggregation of industry multifactor productivity (published 2012)
Findings of a feasibility study that explored the possibility of disaggregating industry productivity estimates to a sub-industry level.

Experimental estimates of unit labour costs: 1996–2010 (published 2011)
Discusses the construction of unit labour costs and presents a set of experimental indicators.

Property services productivity: 1996–2009 (published 2011)
Labour, capital, and multifactor productivity estimates for the property services industry, and an aggregation of property and business services, from 1996 to 2009.

Economic development indicators: 2011 (published 2011)
A comprehensive picture of New Zealand's economic performance using a range of economic indicators.

Exogenous versus endogenous rates of return: The user cost of capital in Statistics New Zealand's multifactor productivity measures (published 2010)
An analysis of the different methods that could be used to calculate the user cost of capital, and assesses each of the methods against a range of criteria.

Taking on the West Island: How does New Zealand’s labour productivity stack up? (published 2010)
New Zealand’s productivity performance gained considerable attention in recent times, particularly compared with Australia’s. Using a three-pronged approach, this paper seeks to shed new light on that relative performance.

Comparing the income gap between Australia and New Zealand: A 2025 Taskforce analytical report 2010 update (published 2010)
Updates the material provided to the 2025 Taskforce in 2009. The data and analysis were prepared to assist the taskforce in preparing their reports for the Government.

Industry productivity statistics: 1978–2008 (published 2010)
Labour, capital, and multifactor productivity estimates for 23 of New Zealand's industries. For all but three of those, the estimates extend back 30 years. It is a major step in determining New Zealand’s productivity performance from 1978.

Measuring government sector productivity in New Zealand: A feasibility study (published 2010)
How change in the productivity of government services in New Zealand might be measured.

Accounting for changes in labour composition in the measurement of labour productivity (published 2008)
Background to, and an application of, adjusting for compositional change in the Statistics NZ labour productivity series.

Extracting growth cycles from productivity indexes (published 2007) 
Analysing growth cycles assists users in interpreting the results of the Statistics NZ productivity series. It also gives more insight into the nature of the New Zealand economy over the last three decades.

Productivity information paper: 1988–2005 (published 2006)
A background on labour productivity statistics, capital productivity, and multifactor productivity, for a subset of the New Zealand economy referred to as the 'measured sector'.

Previous releases

Productivity Statistics: 1978–2008 

Productivity Statistics: 1978–2007 

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