social indicators charts

Road deaths
Data for this chart is sourced from the NZTA. It is subject to revision when the badly injured subsequently die from those injuries.
Bankruptcies
This data is published weekly in a Public Notice by the Insolvency and Trustee Service of the Ministry of Economic Development. Bankruptcy is a way of dealing with debts you cannot pay. Becoming...
Benefits Numbers
The data in this chart series is sourced from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) quarterly benefit Factsheets, which are released about 4 weeks after the end of each quarter. New Zealand does...
Birth and death rate
Data is as published by Statistics NZ quarterly. The "birth rate" is live births per 1,000 mean estimated resident population. The "death rate" is deaths per 1,000 mean estimated resident population...
Infant mortality and abortions
Data is as published by Statistics NZ, quarterly for the infant mortality rate, but only annually for the abortion rate (and then with about a year's delay). The "infant mortality rate" is the rate...
Life expectancy in number of years
Life expectancy can be measured from any age, although it is usual to refer to it at birth. Statistics NZ published its Period Life Tables from where this data is sourced. But this data is a record...
Marriage and divorces
This data is from the Statistics NZ series published every three months. 
Crime and Fraud
Crime data is published by the NZ Police, as "Reported Crime". Note that the sub-areas of "violence" and "fraud" are both included in the overall "crime" data. We display here only a small portion of...