Estimates of appropriations

Vote Statistics - Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector - Estimates 2016/2017

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Statistics (M67)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Statistics New Zealand

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR STATISTICS NEW ZEALAND: Minister of Statistics

Overview of the Vote#

The Minister of Statistics is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2016/17 financial year covering the following:

  • A total of over $51 million for Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services.
  • A total of just under $43 million for Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services.
  • A total of just under $19 million to provide for preparation for a 2018 Census and the continuation of the Census Transformation Programme.
  • A total of over $17 million for the Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical activities.
  • A total of $17 million for departmental capital expenditure.
  • A total of just over $2 million for Services to Other Agencies including lead agency in the Christchurch co-location of Crown Agencies in the BNZ Centre building.
  • A total of $1 million for the Data Futures Partnership to lead the development of innovative solutions to data-use problems in New Zealand.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections#

Annual and Permanent Appropriations#

  2015/16 2016/17
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Data Futures Partnership (M67)

This appropriation is limited to enabling the activities of the Data Futures Partnership.
1,410 1,410 1,000

Services to Other Agencies RDA (M67)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services by Statistics New Zealand to other agencies, where those services are not within the scope of another departmental output expense appropriation in Vote Statistics.
1,369 1,369 2,346

Total Departmental Output Expenses

2,779 2,779 3,346

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.
18,000 18,000 17,000

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

18,000 18,000 17,000

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Official Statistics MCA (M67)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to ensure the availability and promoting the use of the highest priority data and official statistical information to add value to decision making.
110,723 110,723 111,523
Departmental Output Expenses
     
Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services
This category is limited to the delivery of data and statistical information services relating to business and the economy.
51,549 51,549 51,307
Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services
This category is limited to delivery of data and statistical information services relating to the population, environment, household economics, social conditions, and the labour market.
41,824 41,824 42,716
Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities
This category is limited to coordination of statistical and data services for government, through leadership of the OSS, oversight of the IDI, liaison with partners and customers, provision of ministerial services, statistical and data management advice, and the operation of access channels.
17,350 17,350 17,500

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

110,723 110,723 111,523

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

131,502 131,502 131,869

Multi-Year Appropriations#

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

Departmental Output Expenses

   

2018 Census of Population and Dwellings (M67)

This appropriation is limited to conducting the 2018 Census, and the administration and management of the on-going census programme, as required under the Statistics Act 1975.

Commences: 01 July 2014

Expires: 30 June 2019
Original Appropriation 13,100
Adjustments to 2014/15 97,988
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 111,088
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 7,024
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 19,226
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 18,747
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 66,091

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations 131,502 131,502 131,869
Total MYA Departmental Output Expenses Forecasts 19,226 19,226 18,747

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

150,728 150,728 150,616

Capital Injection Authorisations#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Statistics New Zealand - Capital Injection (M67) 433 433 17,447

Supporting Information#

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole#

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Appropriation 2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Data Futures Partnership

Data Futures Partnership

Departmental Output Expense
1,410 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Services to Other Agencies

Services to Other Agencies RDA

Departmental Output Expense
1,369 2,346 2,346 2,346 2,346
Environmental Reporting

Official Statistics MCA

Departmental Output Expense
- 800 800 800 800
Statistics House - Wellington Accommodation Project

Official Statistics MCA

Departmental Output Expense
1,500 - - - -
Total Initiatives   4,279 4,146 4,146 4,146 4,146

Summary of Financial Activity#

  2011/12 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 6,538 53,280 9,997 9,451 22,005 22,005 22,093 - 22,093 51,886 20,897 3,346
Benefits or Related Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 19,374 14,222 11,882 9,468 18,000 18,000 17,000 - 17,000 17,000 17,000 17,000
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)                        
Output Expenses 96,264 110,036 110,724 103,070 110,723 110,723 111,523 - 111,523 113,966 113,460 112,154
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Appropriations

122,176 177,538 132,603 121,989 150,728 150,728 150,616 - 150,616 182,852 151,357 132,500

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

The fluctuations in expenditure on Output Expenses (comprising the Census 2018 Multi-Year, the Data Futures Partnership and Services to Other Agencies Appropriations) are mainly due to the cyclical nature of the Census of Population and Dwellings. In the year the Census is conducted, the costs rise significantly. The Actual for 2012/13 was $53.280 million for the Census held on 5 March 2013. The Estimated $51.886 million in 2017/18 includes $48.540 million for a planned 2018 Census. The Budget and Estimated for 2014/15 through to 2016/17 includes preparation for the 2018 Census and the continuation of a Census Transformation Programme.

The fluctuations in the Multi-Category Appropriation (MCA) Output Expenses are due to the cyclical nature of some of Statistics New Zealand's activities. In particular, the Statistics New Zealand strategy driven change programme fluctuates from 2011/12 through to 2019/20 depending on the work programme. The objectives of the programme are to deliver more value from, and address key risks to, official data and statistics.

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations#

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

2018 Census of Population and Dwellings (M67)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriations, Adjustments and Use $000

2018 Census of Population and Dwellings (M67)

This appropriation is limited to conducting the 2018 Census, and the administration and management of the on-going census programme, as required under the Statistics Act 1975.

Commences: 01 July 2014

Expires: 30 June 2019
Original Appropriation 13,100
Adjustments to 2014/15 97,988
Adjustments for 2015/16 -
Adjusted Appropriation 111,088
Actual to 2014/15 Year End 7,024
Estimated Actual for 2015/16 19,226
Estimated Actual for 2016/17 18,747
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 66,091

Revenue

  Budget
$000
Revenue from the Crown to end of 2016/17 44,997
Revenue from Others to end of 2016/17 -
Total Revenue 44,997

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the conducting of an official census of population and dwellings, to produce an accurate count of New Zealand's population on census night, for electoral purposes, policy setting, and other decision making. It also includes the administration and management of the on-going census programme.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance will be assessed based on having a high proportion of people in the country on the night counted in the census (ie, the coverage rate), and having a high proportion of those people return their completed forms (ie, the response rate). The coverage and response rates will be available following the completion of analysis of the 2018 Coverage Survey. Progress on the administration of the ongoing programme will be reported in the 2016/17 Statistics New Zealand Annual Report.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2018 Census of Population and Dwellings 2014/15 19,226 18,747 48,540 17,551 -

Data Futures Partnership (M67)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to enabling the activities of the Data Futures Partnership.

Expenses and Revenue#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,410 1,410 1,000
Revenue from the Crown 1,410 1,410 1,000
Revenue from Others - - -

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the continued support of the independent, cross-sector Data Futures Partnership to ensure New Zealand's data is used effectively to create social and economic value for all New Zealanders.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

First stage indicators of success within twelve months of the establishment of the working group

New Measure New Measure On track

Completion of in-depth review on progress and the success of the initiative, along with advice on-going funding levels and sources, within two years of the Working group being set up

New Measure New Measure Achieved

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Statistics New Zealand in its Annual Report 2016/17.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Data Futures Partnership 2015/16 1,410 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation was established in 2015/16 to enable the activities of the Data Futures Partnership. The decrease in appropriation of $410,000 is because 2015/16 included funding contributions from other Government Agencies and from the Official Statistics MCA.

Services to Other Agencies RDA (M67)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services by Statistics New Zealand to other agencies, where those services are not within the scope of another departmental output expense appropriation in Vote Statistics.

Expenses and Revenue#

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,369 1,369 2,346
Revenue from Others 1,369 1,369 2,346

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation#

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of shared services with other government agencies for the efficient and effective management of the Crown estate, such as the provision of shared accommodation in Christchurch.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements#

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Support the provision of shared services with other government agencies

New Measure New Measure Achieved

End of Year Performance Reporting#

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Statistics New Zealand in its Annual Report 2016/17.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Services to Other Agencies 2015/16 1,369 2,346 2,346 2,346 2,346

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation was established in 2015/16 to support shared services with other government agencies. The increase in appropriation of $977,000 is for the full year's effect for new Christchurch shared accommodation that was first occupied part way into 2015/16.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections#

Statistics New Zealand - Capital Expenditure PLA (M67)#

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Capital Expenditure

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 10,325 10,325 9,000
Intangibles 7,675 7,675 8,000
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

18,000 18,000 17,000

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to invest in the renewal, upgrade and redesign of assets that support the delivery of Statistics New Zealand's services. This also includes the delivery of the 2018 Census.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Optimise Government leased Office space under the Wellington accommodation project

New Measure New Measure Achieved

Deliver infrastructure that supports our strategic vision and business processes

New Measure New Measure Achieved

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Statistics New Zealand in its Annual Report 2016/17.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has decreased by $1 million to $17 million in 2016/17 with the completion of the Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative (CIGA) in 2015/16.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Statistics New Zealand

Details of Net Asset Schedule 2015/16
Estimated Actual
$000
2016/17
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2016/17
Opening Balance 60,386 60,819  
Capital Injections 433 17,447 Injections relates to capital injections transferred from 2015/16 while future capital expenditure options are reassessed ($8.998 million), the strategy driven change programme ($5 million), 2018 Census ($3.181 million) and Integrated Data Infrastructure ($268,000).
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -  
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

60,819 78,266  

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure#

Official Statistics (M67)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to ensure the availability and promoting the use of the highest priority data and official statistical information to add value to decision making.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services
This category is limited to the delivery of data and statistical information services relating to business and the economy.
Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services
This category is limited to delivery of data and statistical information services relating to the population, environment, household economics, social conditions, and the labour market.
Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities
This category is limited to coordination of statistical and data services for government, through leadership of the OSS, oversight of the IDI, liaison with partners and customers, provision of ministerial services, statistical and data management advice, and the operation of access channels.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

  2015/16 2016/17
  Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

110,723 110,723 111,523

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services 51,549 51,549 51,307
Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services 41,824 41,824 42,716
Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities 17,350 17,350 17,500

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

102,710 102,710 103,510
Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services 47,639 47,639 47,397
Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services 38,881 38,881 39,773
Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities 16,190 16,190 16,340

Revenue from Others

8,013 8,013 8,013
Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services 3,909 3,909 3,909
Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services 2,944 2,944 2,944
Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities 1,160 1,160 1,160

Comparators for Restructured Appropriation

Statistics New Zealand has made changes to the names of the titles and scopes of the categories within the Official Statistics Multi-Category appropriation. The changes have been made to better align with the department's new strategic direction, which puts a greater emphasis on our stewardship role in ensuring that the data ecosystem is robust and managed as a strategic asset. The word 'data' has also been added to reflect that increasingly our outputs not only cover official statistics but that we make data itself available, earlier and in a more granular form to inform thinking and decisions.

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the outcome of empowering decision makers by adding value to New Zealand's most important data.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

The number of users of official statistics is increased (see Note 1)

Improve the result of the Use and Trust Survey Improved Increase the number of users in 2016/17

Ensure the right statistical information is produced by the Official Statistics System to better support decision-making and understanding (see Note 2)

Maintain the total number of Tier 1 statistics Maintained Maintain the total number of Tier 1 statistics

The number of users who report that government has the information they need is increased (see Note 1)

Improve the result of the Use and Trust Survey Increased Increase the number of users (see Note 2)

Note 1 - Until 2014/15 a programme of surveys of key customer groups on the use and trust in official statistics was carried out over a three to four year cycle. From 2015/16 regular surveys across all customer groups are planned. Results from these surveys will continue to be published in Statistics New Zealand Annual Report.

Note 2 - The tier 1 list was updated in early 2016 and a scheduled review of is underway and will be completed by June 2017.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

  2015/16 2016/17
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services

     

This category is intended to achieve statistical releases that are free of significant errors, meet response and release dates.

     
How performance will be assessed:
     

Number of statistical releases (see Note 1)

128 128 128
Statistical releases are free from such significant error that they require a public correction notice to be published:
     

Free from significant errors

99% 99% 99%

Certified by the responsible manager as meeting Statistics NZ's data quality standards

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of statistical releases published on the advertised date as agreed with the Minister of Statistics in the 2016/17 Output Plan (see Note 2)

100% 100% 100%
Users trust official statistics:
     

Majority of responding customers trust a sample of official statistics (see Note 3)

>50% >50% >50%

Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services

     

This category is intended to achieve statistical releases that are free of significant errors, meet response and release dates.

     
How performance will be assessed:
     

Number of statistical releases (see Note 4)

73 73 68
Statistical releases are free from such significant error that they require a public correction notice to be published:
     

Free from significant errors

99% 99% 99%

Certified by the responsible manager as meeting Statistics NZ's data quality standards

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of statistical releases published on or before the date specified in the published release calendar on Statistics NZ website (see Note 2).

100% 100% 100%
100% Users trust official statistics:
     

Majority of responding customers trust a sample of official statistics (see Notes 3 and 9)

>50% >50% >50%

Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities

     

This category is intended to achieve leadership of the New Zealand data ecosystem and facilitation of awareness and use of statistical information.

     
How performance will be assessed:
     

Satisfaction of the Minister of Statistics with the advice services, as per the Ministerial satisfaction survey.

100% 100% 100%

Percentage of briefings submitted to the Minister within agreed timeframes.

New Measure New Measure 90%

Percentage of responses to parliamentary questions submitted to the Minister within required timeframes.

New Measure New Measure 100%

Percentage of responses to ministerial correspondence submitted to the Minister within agreed timeframes.

New Measure New Measure 100%

Percentage of responses to departmental Official Information Act requests sent within statutory timeframes.

New Measure New Measure 100%

100% Web based services provides people with access to free information about all statistical services, measured by the number of visits to the Statistics New Zealand website.

2500000 2500000 2500000
Assisted advisory services including:
     

Requests for customised data (see Note 6)

950 950 950

Micro data access enquiries (see Note 7)

60 60 60

Free telephone and email enquiries (see Note 8)

11500 11500 11500

Responses to statistical enquiries are provided within the timeliness standard and high quality services are provided, measured through customer satisfaction

80% 80% 80%

Number of capability building services including providing outreach seminars, workshops and visits.

150 150 150

Note 1 - The number of releases for both statistical information services categories are provisional at the time of the publication of the Estimates. The final number is confirmed when the Output Plan with the Minister of Statistics is agreed to and signed at the beginning of each financial year.

Note 2 - A data release is timely if it is available to users within the period in which it remains useful. Planned timeliness is a design decision, based on trade-offs with accuracy, response rates and cost. The calendar of release dates for periodical statistical releases is published on the Statistics New Zealand website at least six months in advance, and the achievement of the planned release dates is monitored as a timeliness performance measure.

Note 3 - Customer satisfaction is measured through a voluntary survey sent to clients after the requested service has been provided.

Note 4 - A release includes a media release and an information release onto the website, which occur at the same time. It includes the key statistical results, commentary on the analysis of the results, tables of data and technical notes to explain definitions and methods.

Note 5 - This represents the total number of customised data requests completed by Statistics New Zealand staff for customers, including requests from international bodies. The reduction in customised data requests is likely due to the increase of freely available data, increased capability and willingness of customers to self-serve, and possibly more re-distribution.

Note 6 - This represents the total number of approved new applications for access to microdata onsite, remote or offsite, and the number of licences approved for access to confidentialised unit record files (this excludes variations to existing approvals).

Note 7 - With an increasing amount of data being made available on line, the number of enquiries is reducing, but are becoming more complex in nature.

Note 8 - A release includes a media release and an information release onto the website, which occur at the same time. It includes the key statistical results, commentary on the analysis of the results, tables of data and technical notes to explain definitions and methods.

Note 9 - A survey of the general public was carried out in 2010 and 2013, government in 2011 and 2014, and businesses in 2012. The results from these surveys were published in the relevant Annual Report. From 2014/15 onwards we plan to run regular surveys across all customer groups. Results from these surveys will be published in the 2016/17 Annual report.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Statistics New Zealand in its Annual Report 2016/17.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2015/16
Final Budgeted
$000
2016/17
Budget
$000
2017/18
Estimated
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
Environmental Reporting 2016/17 - 800 800 800 800
Statistics House - Wellington Accommodation Project 2015/16 1,500 - - - -
Financial Flows and Balance Sheets 2015/16 1,150 1,350 1,400 1,850 1,300
Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation (CIGA) 2015/16 305 700 700 800 800
Integrated Data Infrastructure 2013/14 5,395 5,578 5,833 5,833 5,833
Continuation of the New Zealand Population and Social Statistics Programme 2012/13 9,052 10,700 10,700 10,400 9,400

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this appropriation for 2016/17 is mainly due to the cyclical nature of some of Statistics New Zealand's activities. The main reasons for the net increase are:

  • An increase in the Statistics New Zealand strategy driven change programme which fluctuates from year to year depending on the work programme.
  • A decrease due to the one-off new policy initiative in 2015/16 to optimise office space at Statistics House under the Wellington Accommodation Project Tranche 2.
  • An increase for a new policy initiative for Statistics New Zealand's new role under the Environmental Reporting Act 2015 to produce information about New Zealand's environment.
  • An increase in the Continuation of the New Zealand Population and Social Statistics Programme.
  • An increase for the full year's effect of the shift into new accommodation in Christchurch under the Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation initiative (CIGA).
  • A decrease for the Household Economic Survey which occurs every three years.