Stats / Information
Some statistics are available at:
Other related info is available at:
Statistics New Zealand
Statistics New Zealand provides a wide range of demographic data. The people and society link leads to publications about children in New Zealand based on census data. The housing link leads to profiles including data about dependent children. The Table Builder link will let you build your own tables using census data.
Injury Prevention Research Unit
Fact sheet 22 (found via the statistics link) has detailed information about deaths and hospitalisations of NZ children as a result of intentional and unintentional injury. Other statistics links enable you to create your own queries – or contact IPRU to get specific information.
Ministry of Social Development
The social research link on the Ministry of Social Development website leads to research reports and working papers, some of which are relevant to children. All issues of the Social Policy Journal of New Zealand are also available on-line at this site.
The population website is a project of the Ministry of Social Development, and provides integrated information from different sources for population groups, including children
Ministry of Youth Development
The Ministry of Youth Development website has a facts and stats link with information about young people aged 12-24 years under the topics Young People at Large, Education, Employment, Health and Living Arrangements
Youth Suicide Prevention
Youth Suicide Prevention Information New Zealand provides links to statistics, and also identifies agencies working to prevent youth suicides.
New Zealand Health Information
New Zealand Health Information Service has links to publications and data including Foetal and Infant Deaths, Youth Suicide Statistics, and total population death (mortality) and hospitalisation (morbidity) data.
Ministry of Health
The Ministry of Health website Publications link leads to hundreds of publications with data about children and young people.
Some key ones include:
• Our Children's Health 1998 (findings on the health of New Zealand children)
• Progress on health outcome targets 1999
• Taking the Pulse 1999 (findings of the New Zealand health survey)
• NZ Food, NZ Children 2003 (findings of National Children's Nutrition Survey)
• Tobacco Facts 2003 (includes data on youth smoking prevalence)
• Suicide Facts 2004 (provisional 2001 data for all ages)
Alcohol and Public Health Research
Alcohol and Public Health Research Unit website Publications link leads to information about use of alcohol and other drugs (legal and illegal) in New Zealand.
Child and Youth mortality review
Th Child and Youth mortality review committee presents data on all deaths of children and young people from birth to age 24 years.
Ministry of Edcuation
The Ministry of Education School Statistics link leads to detailed information about students and schools
The summary tables link leads to data collected in a national on-line survey of students in Years 5 to 10. The full dataset is available ONLY for use by teachers or students for school curriculum and assessment activities, unless you get express permission from the census at school team.
The Youth Court website includes statistics about youth offending including patterns over time.
Department of Child Youth and Families
The Department of Child Youth and Families website's Publications link leads to the Reports and Publications link where the annual report includes data about notifications of potential child abuse, confirmed cases of child abuse or neglect, children in care, youth justice, and adoptions.
The 2003 NGO report contains data about children and young people in Aotearoa New Zealand, on a variety of topics related to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The media releases link leads to the DHB scorecard data, assessing the performance of District Health Boards in providing appropriate services for children and young people. The website also contains links to health information for parents
A vision for disabled kids and their families
NZ Aotearoa Adolescent Health Development
New Zealand Aotearoa Adolescent Health Development is a national network of people who work with youth aged 12-24 years.
The Children’s House in cyberspace is a cooperative initiative by AIFS, Child Abuse Prevention Network, Children's Rights Centre, Childwatch International, CRIN, Family Life Development Center, IIN, ISCA, UNICEF, UNESCO, World Bank and WHO, and has information on a large number of topics
The research journal link leads to peer-reviewed articles relating to early childhood education from birth to age 8.