Estimates of appropriations

Vote Statistics - Estimates of Appropriations 2008/09 - Estimates 2008/2009




Overview of the Vote#

The Minister for Statistics is responsible for appropriation in the Vote for the 2008/09 financial year. A total of $89.981 million is appropriated for the Official Statistics - MCOA comprising the following outputs:

  • a total of $15.304 million for Coordination of Government statistical activities
  • a total of $33.917 million for Economic and Business statistical information services
  • a total of $40.760 million for Population, Social and Labour Force statistical information services.

A Multi-year Appropriation was established from 1 July 2007 to provide for flexibility in planning for the 2011 Census of Population and Dwellings as a single programme over the five year cycle. A total of $78.193 million has been appropriated. It is expected that $2.500 million will be spent in 2007/08 and $7.933 million in 2008/09.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Statistics in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Statistics
  2007/08 2008/09
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted

Departmental Output Expenses


Official Statistics MCOA (M67)

90,519 90,019 89,981
Coordination of Government Statistical Activities
Leadership of the OSS, including liaison with OSS partners, provision of ministerial services, statistical advice, and the operation of access channels.
14,885 14,385 15,304
Economic and Business Statistical Information Services
Delivery of statistical information services relating to business and the economy.
31,014 31,014 33,917
Population, Social and Labour Force Statistical Information Services
Delivery of statistical information services relating to the population, environment, household economics, social conditions, and the labour force.
44,620 44,620 40,760

Total Departmental Output Expenses

90,519 90,019 89,981

Departmental Capital Expenditure


Statistics New Zealand - Capital Expenditure PLA (M67)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Statistics New Zealand, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989
11,964 11,964 13,437

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

11,964 11,964 13,437

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

102,483 101,983 103,418

Multi-Year Appropriations#

Multi-Year Appropriations - Statistics
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriation $000

Departmental Output Expenses


2011 Census of Population and Dwellings (M67)

Planning and delivery of the 2011 five-yearly Census of Population and Dwellings, as required under the Statistics Act 1975.

Commences: 1 July 2007

Expires: 30 June 2012

Original Appropriation 73,193
Adjustments for 2006/07 -
Adjustments to 2007/08 5,000
Adjusted Appropriation 78,193
Actual to 2006/07 Year End -
Estimated Actual for 2007/08 2,500
Estimated Actual for 2008/09 7,933
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 67,760

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets#

Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Statistics
Details of Net Asset Schedule Estimated
Actual 2007/08
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2008/09
Opening Balance 39,978 47,753  
Capital Injections 7,775 2,509 Update and upgrade the statistical measurement infrastructure through revision and implementation of the industry, occupation and commodities classifications ($1.501 million), Development and implementation of a coordinated whole-of-government programme of official social statistics ($250,000), Enhancement of Productivity Measures for New Zealand ($198,000) and Infrastructure Enhancements relating to Field Collections ($560,000).
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -  
Other Movements - -  
Closing Balance 47,753 50,262