Statistics about families give you information about the numbers and make-up of different kinds of families (such as sole parents, families with and without children, and people living alone) and their economic and social circumstances.
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New Zealand General Social Survey
Information on the well-being of New Zealanders aged 15 years and over. Covers a wide range of social and economic measures and how well-being outcomes are distributed across different population groups.
Survey of Family, Income, and Employment
Information on respondents' work, family, household circumstances, income, and net worth.
Time Use Survey: 2009/10
The 2009/10 Time Use Survey provides information on how New Zealanders aged 12 years and over spend their time and who they spend their time with.
2006 Disability Survey
Key results from the 2006 Disability Survey. Find out about New Zealand adults and children who have a disability or impairment, and caregivers of disabled children.
National Family and Household Projections
Updated every 2–3 years, projections give an indication of the future number of families and households in New Zealand by broad family type and broad household type, based on different combinations of fertility, mortality, migration, and living arrangement type assumptions.
Subnational Family and Household Projections
Updated every 2–3 years, projections give an indication of the future number of families and households in regions and territorial authority areas within New Zealand by broad family type and broad household type, based on different combinations of fertility, mortality, migration, and living arrangement type assumptions.
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National family and household projections – tables
New Zealand family and household projections by broad family type and household type, and population by living arrangement type, age, and sex in NZ.Stat.
Subnational family and household projections – tables
Regional council, territorial authority, and Auckland local board area family and household projections by broad family type and household type, and population by living arrangement type and age in NZ.Stat.
Reports and articles
Explore information we’ve gathered from research and analysis.
How supportive are our families? (published October 2015)
Looks at family networks that support New Zealanders aged 15 years and older
2013 Census QuickStats about families and households (published 2014)
2013 Census information about a variety of topics relating to families and households in New Zealand, at both a national and subnational level.
Caring for children: Findings from the 2009/10 Time Use Survey (published 2013)
Describes and analyses the time parents spend with their children using the Time Use Survey 2009/10.
Kei te pēwhea tō whānau? Exploring whānau using the Māori Social Survey (published 2012)
How the Māori Social Survey 2013 (Te Kupenga) will study whānau and whānau well-being.
Vulnerable children and families: Some findings from the New Zealand General Social Survey (published 2012)
Findings about households with vulnerable children, their prevalence and characteristics.
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Updated 1 April 2016