Surveys in New Zealand

Surveys in New Zealand, 1995–2007: A findings list




Author and Editor: charles.crothers@aut.ac.nz (Professor Charles Crothers), AUT University

1 Introduction

This paper presents brief information on the major ‘public’ surveys that have been carried out in New Zealand, especially over the last decade. Other information locates these within the overall framework of opinion and related research in New Zealand.

The listing in section 7 (of nearly 300 surveys) is in alphabetical order of author, then project and then date. Extending and checking the list is an ongoing task.

It is not easy to source surveys that have been carried out. This search began with Statisphere, where at least some government-sourced recent surveys are listed under each Department heading. After that, web searches (using ‘survey’ as the keyword: and related) were carried out on appropriate websites:

  • Government departments
  • Government ad hoc bodies (e.g. GIAB)
  • Local/regional government
  • Umbrella organisations (e.g. LGNZ)
  • Research funders (e.g. FRST, RSNZ, HRC)
  • Market research firms
  • University social science departments and research units
  • INZ and the NZ national bibliography (and other bibliographical databases).

The list of findings has only minimal details about each survey:

  • Author/organisation
  • Title
  • Approximate date carried out.

This is based on a database in which a wider range of information is included, namely:

  • Sponsoring organisation
  • Conducting organisation
  • Data collection method
  • Unit of data collection
  • Population covered
  • Response rate
  • Website or other contact information
  • Availability of data or reports
  • Subject-matter area.

There are several particular features of surveys that may enhance their value, and wherever any of these is present, this is noted in the survey database:

  • Longitudinal studies
  • Series
  • International/comparative studies.

Surveys are increasingly deployed as a standard tool of governance: researching the needs and views of potential state customers and then assessing the performance of ministries in meeting those needs (or at least in handling the interface). For the social sciences, surveys are also important in recording views and characteristics of people, which would be difficult to measure in any other way, together with the enhanced analytical capacities survey data allows.

There is some difficulty in defining a survey in relation to overlapping social research investigations and other types of study. (This is made even more problematic by the ambiguities of the term itself.) A social or public opinion survey is public, samples from a general population and includes non-administrative information (e.g. attitudes). It is easier to indicate what is not included: namely evaluation studies, qualitative studies, administrative data-collection, limited-purpose customer satisfaction surveys, single-purpose academic studies, etc. Examples of those that employ survey data have been ignored.

One indication of the extent of surveys can be seen in those used by local governments: in a Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) survey (2002/3) most of the councils indicated that random surveys were one of the ‘consultation techniques’ they used.

Web-surveys are entirely ignored, although some valid surveys are in fact accomplished through this format. As one indicator of the prevalence of web-survey formats, a State Services Commission (SSC) report (SSC, 2005: p11) notes that “agencies use the internet in a number of ways to enable public and business to provide feedback on government information, to participate and to be involved in government. The internet is used by 18 agencies (47%) for online surveys. Five agencies (13%) have established online discussion forums that are available to the public or businesses”.

Separate attention is paid to longitudinal and market research studies: see sections 2 and 3 below. Some surveys are carried out as part of a programme: other programmes are now being put in place to store surveys – information about some New Zealand survey research programmes is included in section 5. In addition, SPEaR has set up a ‘data saving and sharing committee’ that is expected to report (inter alia) on policy suggestions concerning survey data.

This listing is intended to form the foundation for several further studies and/or programmes of activity:

  • Foundation on which to base decisions concerning the assessing and archiving of raw survey data
  • Sociology (and political economy) of the patterns of surveys (topics, clients, contractors: cf. Page, 2006)
  • Review of methodological experiences with surveys (design, response characteristics, etc.: cf. Crothers, 1978)
  • Normative/policy suggestions re the future planning for (programmes of) surveys
  • Development of findings lists of questions, question-wording, etc.
  • Development of a bibliography of products
  • Investigation of the extent to which surveys are used
  • Identification of the relevant NZ literature on surveys and expanding and updating of reviews such as those of Crothers (1978) and Vowles (2004).

A bibliography of nearly 1000 ‘book’ items relating to NZ surveys, attitude studies, etc. sourced from The University of Auckland’s Voyager database is also available.

To provide a basis for comparison with Australian surveys held in the Australian Social Science Data Archive (ASSDA), this archive’s holdings have been analysed in section 6.

2 'Public good' market research in New Zealand

Some market research firms list some of their studies (especially those of political or social interest) or make findings available. In particular some are commissioned by the media to carry out surveys and some have their own programmes of research. Other firms can be found via the Market Research Society website.


Firm Notes
Colmar Brunton
Roy Morgan Covers both Australia and New Zealand, and represents the Gallup International Group. Political polling; end of year 'optimism' reports
NRB Runs the Communitrak program for local governments
Research NZ Press releases of polls for Radio New Zealand
TNS Results of TV3 polls
UMR Research 'Mood of Nation' and other reports

3 New Zealand longitudinal studies: a listing

In a recent publication Poland and Legge (2005: Review of New Zealand Longitudinal Studies for the NZ Families Commission) listed NZ longitudinal studies. This is an extension and update of their list.


Title/Link Ownership Purpose Begin date Cohort size
DMHDS Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Research Unit, Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine To study the nature and prevalence of some development and health problems and factors associated with them 1972 1139
CHDS Christchurch Health and Development Study, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences To study the health, education and life progress of the cohort 1977 1310
NZES New Zealand Election Study, The University of Auckland To monitor the democratic process during a period of social and economic change and the transition between electoral systems that has been in effect since the 1996 election. More recent work now focuses on campaign effects, the role of the media, and more fundamental questions about how New Zealanders perceive the political process in New Zealand. 1990
(to 2005)
c5000
Te Hoe Nuku Roa Research Centre for Māori Health and Development, Massey University To obtain a longitudinal study of Māori households that will allow cultural, economic and personal factors to be correlated 1993 600 hhlds
1600 indiv's
Alcohol Use Longitudinal Study of Alcohol Use, The Centre for Social and Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation
Children The Competent Children, Competent Learners Project, New Zealand Council for Educational Research To investigate the roles of home and education in the development of children’s competencies and if these roles change over time and as the children have other experiences 1993 c500
Suicide Canterbury Suicide Project, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences To estimate the risk of further attempts after a first attempt, to look at how various factors affect the risk of further suicide attempts and how they change the individuals mental health state, and to record the current care in place for those who attempt suicide 1993
(to 1997)
(1998-2002)
302
New Settlers Long Study of New Settlers, Massey University To determine the nature and impact of factors affecting the settlement, adjustment and responses of new settler families 1999
(to 2002)
3 x 30+ groups (People's Republic of China, India and South Africa
PIFS Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology To provide information on health and its cultural, environmental, economic and psychosocial factors 2000 1398
Kaupapa Māori Education Te Rerenga Ā Te Pīrere (“The Flight Of The Fledgling”), New Zealand Council for Educational Research To follow the educational achievements of students in kaupapa Māori education 2001 111
SOFIE Survey of Family, Income and Employment, Statistics New Zealand To look at how New Zealanders’ circumstances and lifestyles change over time and the factors that influence these changes 2002 15000 hhlds
Youth Youth Connectedness Project, Roy McKenzie Centre for the Study of Families, Victoria University of Wellington with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research “... to optimise the chances of youth having positive experiences in adolescence and of overcoming the inevitable challenges of this life stage to become healthy and productive adults” 2003
(to 2007)
Immigrants Longitudinal Immigration Survey: New Zealand, Immigration New Zealand To help the government, and those agencies providing services to migrants, to identify how to make settling in New Zealand more successful for future migrants. Also to help assess the impacts of immigration on New Zealand’s society and economy 2005
(to 2009)
5000
HWRS Health, Work and Retirement Study, Massey University with the Health Research Council of New Zealand To identify the influences on health and wellbeing in later midlife (55–70 years) that lay the basis for community participation and health in later life, and ultimately a more independent retirement 2006
(to 2016)
8000
Ageing Longitudinal Study of Ageing, Massey University with the Family Centre To identify factors required for positive ageing and older people's contribution to society 2008
Children & Families Longitudinal Study of New Zealand Children and Families: Development phase, Ministry of Social Development with the Health Research Council of New Zealand and The University of Auckland To seek better understanding of factors that compromise child development and lead to poor functioning in later life, such as physical and mental health problems, educational failure, substance abuse and criminal offending, and to point the way to the development of policies to boost child development and reduce the social costs associated with such problems

4 New Zealand Social Research Data Archives (NZSRDA)

Massey University Data Holdings

Note: Although this archive is no longer active, the studies listed provide an indication of earlier surveys that still exist in electronic form.

  • Living Conditions Of The Elderly, 1990
  • New Zealanders' Attitudes to Religion, 1991
  • Social Issues Survey, 1991
  • Survey of Work Patterns in Palmerston North, 1981
  • Wealth And Poverty In New Zealand, 1984
  • Public Safety Monitor, 1990
  • Student Debt Studies, 1992
  • Manawatu Family Growth, 1978
  • Electoral Referendum – Education Evaluation Research, 1992
  • New Zealand Values Study, 1989
  • New Zealanders’ Attitudes to Social Inequality, 1992
  • Scout Section Leadership Survey, New Zealand, 1976
  • New Zealand Voting Survey, Post-Election, 1981
  • Adult Oral Health In New Zealand, 1976
  • Security And Defence Issues, New Zealand, 1982
  • Security And Defence Issues, New Zealand, 1983
  • Security And Defence Issues, New Zealand, 1984
  • Security And Defence Issues, New Zealand, 1985
  • New Zealand Pre-Election Survey, 1975
  • New Zealand Pre-Election Survey, 1978: Dunedin North and Clutha
  • New Zealand Pre-Election Survey, 1981: Dunedin North and Clutha
  • New Zealand Election Survey, 1987
  • New Zealand Pre-Election Survey, 1972
  • New Zealand Pre-Election Survey, 1978: Lyttelton
  • New Zealand Post-Election Survey, 1975
  • Academic Scientists In Australia And New Zealand, 1990
  • New Zealand Election Survey, 1990
  • Relationships Among Work Adjustment Variables, 1984–1986 (Empirical Study of Psychological Theory).

5 Government survey programmes

5.1 SNZ programme of official social statistics

The Programme of Official Social Statistics (POSS) is a 10 year programme to develop a coordinated set of official social statistics across government. It is the result of extensive consultation and discussion with government agencies and other interested individuals and organisations over the last three years to identify gaps and deficiencies in existing data.

The POSS is made up of a suite of social surveys to be developed and managed, not all by Statistics New Zealand. Examples of proposed new surveys include a housing survey and a family survey. The POSS also encompasses more effective use of administrative data for statistical purposes and aims to improve analysis and dissemination of data. An advisory group has been established to advise Statistics New Zealand on the development of new surveys and databases that will contribute to the POSS. The group is made up of representatives from key government agencies.

A coordinated whole-of-government programme of official social statistics will provide a robust foundation for planning and investment decisions, and associated research and evaluation activity. The first new survey in the programme is the GSS which aims to provide information on selected aspects of social wellbeing.

Statistics New Zealand is developing an information plan for each outcome domain. These plans will provide a tool for Statistics New Zealand to establish a shared understanding of priorities and agreement between key users and data custodians on what is required to address statistical needs into the future.

List of proposed and existing surveys in the Programme of Official Social Statistics:

  • Census of Population and Dwellings
  • Household Economic Survey (HES)
  • Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS)
  • New Zealand Income Survey
  • New Zealand Health Survey
  • Housing
  • Survey of Family, Income and Employment (SoFIE)
  • Longitudinal Immigration Survey: New Zealand (LisNZ)
  • General Social Survey
  • Māori Social Survey
  • Family Survey
  • Disability Survey
  • Household Income Survey (HIS)
  • Time Use Survey
  • Household Savings Survey
  • Literacy/adult competencies Survey
  • The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey
  • Supplementary surveys to the HLFS on new and emerging labour market issues.


5.2 A data archive for the official statistics system

The Top Down Review of the Official Statistics System recommended that the Official Statistics Research and Data Archive Centre (OSRDAC) be established to provide:

  • a metadata archive for all Tier 1 surveys, administrative data and integrated statistical data sets, and
  • a unit record data archive for all Tier 1 surveys, and Statistics New Zealand’s holdings of Tier 1 administrative datasets and integrated statistical data sets, including historical data (e.g. censuses of particular interest to researchers).

The data archive holds important unit record datasets from across the official statistics system and makes suitably confidentialised versions of these data sets available to researchers via Statistics New Zealand’s microdata access services.

All versions of each data set, along with their associated metadata and documentation are carefully managed to ensure long-term use.

Data archive contents

  • Metadata for all Tier 1 statistics
  • Definitive versions of Tier 1 survey data sets
  • Other data sets of high quality that are of significant value to current research needs and anticipated future ones
  • The metadata and documentation needed to manage and make informed use of each data set.


5.3 NZ's tourism research programme

International Visitor Arrivals
The International Visitor Arrivals Survey (IVA) collects data on international visitor numbers, source country, demographics, purpose of visit and port of entry.

International Visitor Survey
The International Visitor Survey (IVS) collects data on international visitor behaviour, expenditure and travel patterns.

Commercial Accommodation Monitor
The Commercial Accommodation Monitor (CAM) collects data on the demand for and supply of commercial accommodation, and numbers employed in accommodation establishments.

Domestic Travel Survey
The Domestic Travel Survey (DTS) collects data on domestic visitor behaviour, expenditure and travel patterns.


5.4 Ministry of health monitoring survey programme

The New Zealand Health Monitor (NZHM) is an integrated programme of population health surveys and record linkage studies managed by Public Health Intelligence (PHI). The NZHM is a key element in the governmental cross-sector programme of Official Social Statistics, and operates under strict ethical standards.

NZHM surveys collect health information that cannot be collected during the process of health care. This includes information on the health status of New Zealanders, risk and protective factors associated with health, access to and the use of health services (especially primary health care services), and inequalities in health between population groups (for example, by age, sex, ethnicity and socio-economic position).


NZHM survey Topic/data areas Frame (target population) Sample Mode Frequency
New Zealand Health Survey Chronic diseases, biological and behavioural risk factors, reported health status, health service utilisation, sociodemographics. All New Zealanders Approximately 12000 adults and approximately 5000 children Face to face, computer-assisted (CAPI) questionnaire plus anthropometric measurements in respondent’s home. Every three years (next 2006/07)
Te Rau Hinengaro – New Zealand Mental Health Survey Prevalence, severity, impairment and treatment of major mental health disorders. New Zealand adults (16 years+) Approximately 13000 Face-to-face CAPI questionnaire in respondent’s home. Approximately every 10 years (next planned for 2012)
New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey Food and nutrient intake, factors influencing dietary intake, nutritional status and nutrition-related status. New Zealand adults (15 years+) Approximately 5000 24-hour dietary recall and food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), self-administered questionnaire, plus examination, in respondent’s home. Every 10 years (next 2007/08)
New Zealand Child Nutrition Survey Food and nutrient intake, factors influencing dietary intake, nutritional status and nutrition-related status. New Zealand children (5–14 years) Approximately 4000 24-hour dietary recall and FFQ, caregiver-administered questionnaire in home, and examination component at school. Every 10 years (next 2012)
New Zealand Oral Health Survey Oral health status, oral health beliefs, attitudes, knowledge and practices All New Zealanders Approximately 6000 to 8000 Face-to-face CAPI questionnaire and examination in respondent’s home. In planning for 2007/08 to be repeated every 10 years
New Zealand Tobacco Use Survey Tobacco use and the psychosocial correlates of smoking behaviours. Prevalence and consumption data available from the NZ Health Survey in third year. New Zealand adults (15–64 years) Approximately 4000 to 6000 Face-to-face CAPI questionnaire in respondent’s home. Two out of every three years (2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 etc)
New Zealand Alcohol and Drug Use Survey Alcohol and illicit drug use, and the behaviours associated with alcohol and drug use. New Zealand adults (16–64 years) Approximately 6000 to 8000 To be decided Every two years (next 2007)
New Zealand Sexual Health Survey Health-related risk and protective behaviours associated with sexual health. New Zealand adults (16–64 years)

6 Australian surveys held by ASSDA

In order to provide some comparative perspective on the sort of data which might be available in NZ were more serious searching to be activated, the ASSDA catalogue was downloaded and multiple data sets removed. This reduced the number from 2000 data sets to just over 1000 surveys. When series (e.g. waves of longitudinal studies or series of polls) are identified, the number of surveys stored falls to some 600–700.


Grouping Frequency Percent
1940 to 1949 7 0.7
1950 to 1959 29 2.7
1960 to 1969 53 5
1970 to 1979 88 8.3
1980 to 1989 309 29.1
2000 to 2009 22 2.1
Accidents and injuries 4 0.4
Attitudes towards work 15 1.4
Behaviour 3 0.3
Child development and child … 1 0.1
Childbearing 3 0.3
Community and urban studies 21 2
Conflict 1 0.1
Consumer behaviour 11 1
Crime and law enforcement 9 0.8
Development 1 0.1
Drug abuse 55 5.2
Economic conditions and indicators 3 0.3
Economic systems and development 1 0.1
Election and campaign studies 24 2.3
Elites and leadership 6 0.6
Emotions 3 0.3
Ethnic minorities (including … 7 0.7
Evaluation of ... 3 0.3
Family life and marriage 11 1
Foreign affairs 5 0.5
Gender roles 1 0.1
Generalised health survey 18 1.7
Health services and medical 52 4.9
Higher and further 5 0.5
Housing finance 1 0.1
Housing location 5 0.5
Income 1 0.1
International politics 2 0.2
Land use and planning 2 0.2
Legal systems 17 1.6
Leisure 16 1.5
Living standards 8 0.8
Management and organisation 2 0.2
Mass media 1 0.1
Membership to organisations 1 0.1
Migrants 28 2.6
Morbidity and ... 2 0.2
National security 10 0.9
Natural environment and conservation 5 0.5
Occupations 74 7
Policing 5 0.5
Political affiliation 8 0.8
Population survey 6 0.6
Primary/preprimary/secondary 7 0.7
Psychological tests 1 0.1
Religion 3 0.3
Retirement 1 0.1
School leaving 10 0.9
Science 2 0.2
Scientific or technological 1 0.1
Social and occupational mobility 7 0.7
Social attitudes 18 1.7
Social indicators 9 0.8
Specific education type 10 0.9
Specific social services 8 0.8
Stress (Psychological) 1 0.1
Teaching profession 5 0.5
Time use 1 0.1
Trade 4 0.4
Travel/transport 6 0.6

7 Listing of surveys

Author Date (begin) Name of Survey
ACN . Nielsen/Netratings Netwatch
ACN 2005 NZ e-generation Study
ACN 2005 Obesity
ANZC 1982 ANZ comparisons
ARC 2003 Environment Awareness Survey
ARC 2005 Environment Awareness Survey
ASH 2005 ASH Year 10 Smoking Survey
AU 2003 New Zealand Worker Representation and Participation Survey NZWRPS
AU 2006 Work Life and Family Survey Report 2005
Auck CC 2002 Density survey
Auck Star 1990 Heartland Survey
AUH . Partner relations Survey
AUS 1990 Manukau Housing
AUS 1990 Manukau QOL
AUT . PIFS: Pacific Islands Families Study
AUT 2000 Manukau Languages Survey
AUT 2003 Aucklanders' Attitudes to Auckland
AUT 2004 Auckland Local Elections Survey
BCSD 2006 Sustainable Development
Biosecurity NZ 2006 Didymo Public Awareness and Behaviours
Bloodtrans 2006 Donor Survey
BNZ 2005 Financial DNA
BNZ 2005 Kiwi Marketing
BRCSS 2006 National Survey of Social Scientists
BroadcastingSA 2005 Survey of Public Attitudes Towards Free-To-Air Broadcasting Standards
ChCH CC 2003 Residents Survey
CHDS 1977 Chch school of Medicine and Health study
Corr/MOH 2002 Prisoner Health Survey
Corr/MOH 2005 Prisoner Health Survey
CreativeNZ 2005 Asians in Auckland and Arts
CreativeNZ 2005 New Zealanders and the arts
CreativeNZ 2000 Artists in NZ
Cresa 2004 National Landlord Survey
Cresa 2007 Disabled People’s Housing Needs
Customs . Research useful for customs planning
Cwlthfund 1999 Health Policy Survey of the Elderly
Cwlthfund 2001 Health Policy Study
Cwlthfund 2001 NZ Adults’ Health Care System Views and Experiences
Cwlthfund 2003 Medical errors
Cwlthfund 2003 Survey of Hospital Executives
Cwlthfund 2003 Views and Experiences of adults with Health Problems
Cwlthfund 2005 Health Policy Survey of Sicker Adults
Cwlthfund 2006 International Survey of Primary Care Physicians
Dexcel . Economic Survey of NZ Dairy Farmers
DIA 2000 People’s Participation in, and Attitudes towards gambling
DIA 2001 Local Government Candidates
DMHDS 1972 Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study
DOC 2007 Public Awareness
DIA 2000 Gaming
DOL 2002 Refugee Voices
DOL 2003 Sites and Employees Surveys
DOL 2005 Parental Leave Evaluation
DOL 2005 Skilled Migrants in NZ: a study of settlement outcomes
DOL 2005 Workplace Productivity Employees Survey
DOL 2006 45 Plus: choices in the labour market
DOL 2006 Skilled Migrants in NZ: employers viewpoints
DomP 2003 Energy Saving
DomP 2003 Power savings
DOS 1992 Household Health Survey
Durex . Sex Survey
EcCom 2005 MMP
EEO 2001 Survey of Family Responsibilities
EEO 2005 Work, Life and Family
ElectionC 2005 MMP Understanding Monitor
Energy, Efficie 2006 Manufacturing Energy Use Survey (MEUS)
EnvWaik 2000 Environmental Survey
EnvWaik 2003 Environmental Perceptions Survey
EnvWaik 2006 Environmental Awareness, Attitudes and Actions Survey
FamC 1998 NZ Poverty Study
FamC 1999 Low SE Families
FCSPRU . A Network Analysis of Pathways to Accessing Mental Health Services and their patterns of use
FCSPRU . Maori Responses to Changes in State Housing: Report prepared for TPK
FCSPRU . NZDEpi study
FCSPRU . Relationship Between People’s Health and their Socio-economic Environments
FCSPRU . Social Dynamics Underlying Impacts of Housing Crowding & Costs Upon Health
FCSPRU . The Experiences and Reflections of Young New Zealanders who Attempted Suicide
FCSPRU 1994 The Impact of Urban to Rural Migration on Low Income Households FRST
FCSPRU 2004 Enhancing Wellbeing in an Ageing Society FRST (2004-2009)
FertNZ 2002 Awareness/Understanding of Infertility
FertNZ 2007 Experiences, Behaviour, Attitudes of Women in relation to Infertility
FilmComm 2007 What Cultural Impact Do Local Movies Have in New Zealand?
FireServcComm 1999 Fire Knowledge Survey
GIAB 2003 Growth Culture
Gis DC . Residents Survey
HCNZ 2003 Housing, Crowding and Health Study
HCNZ 2006 Attitudes of Small Private Landlords
Hillary Comm. 1996 Sport & Physical Activity Survey
Hillary Comm. 1997 Sport and Physical Activity Survey
HistPlacesT 2004 Public Awareness Survey
HRC . Sexual Harassment
HRC . Young Drivers
HRC 2001 HURA Health Utilisation Research Alliance study
HRC 2002 Discrimination Survey
HRC 2004 Discrimination Survey
HRC 2005 HURA Health Utilisation Research Alliance study
HRC 2006 Discrimination Survey
HRC 2006 Privacy
IR 2004 SME Tax Compliance Costs Survey
LegalSA 2006 Unmet Legal Needs
LGNZ 2004 Councillors not standing
LGNZ 2004 Local Council Post-Election Survey
LGNZ 2006 Attitudes to Rates
LU 2000 Perceptions of Environment
LU 2000 Perceptions of the Environment
LU 2002 Perceptions of Environment
LU 2004 Perceptions of Environment
MAF 2006 Survey of Government Communications with Rural Communities
MAF 2003 Smallholdings
MED 2000 Electronic Commerce in NZ
MED 2004 Assessing the Effectiveness of the MVSA Campaign
MED 2005 Measuring the Effectiveness of the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act
Mfat 1999 Overseas Aid: qual & quant study
MFE 2004 Freshwater Recreational Use in NZ by the NZ Public
MFE 2004 Freshwater recreational users: survey of freshwater
MFE 2005 Biodiversity and Water
MinCA 2004 Identifying Consumers at Risk: benchmark survey of consumer credit behaviour
MinCA 2005 Measuring the effectiveness of the Credits Contracts. Public Awareness Campaign
MinCA 2005 National Consumer Survey on Awareness and Experience of Consumer Legislation
MOCA 1994 How Important is Culture?
MOCA 1997 How Important is Culture?
MoEd . TIMMS
MoEd 1999 TIMMS-R
MoEd 2006 ALL Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey
MoEd 2006 PISA Programme for International Student Assessment
MoEd . Perceptions of Teachers and Teaching
MoEd 1996 IALS
MoEd 1998 TIMSS Trends in International Maths and Science Study
MoEd 2001 Survey of Overseas teachers
MoEd 2002 TIMSS Trends in International Maths and Science Study
MoEd 2005 PIRLS Progress in International Reading Literacy Study
MoEd 2006 TIMSS Trends in International Maths and Science Study
MOH 1996 Health Survey
MOH 1997 National Nutrition Survey
MOH 1997 Trends in Cigarette Smoking
MOH 2001 Flu & Pneumonia Immunisation
MOH 2001 National Children’s Nutrition Survey
MOH 2001 NatMedCa National Primary Medical Care Survey
MOH 2006 NZTUS: NZ Tobacco Use Survey
MOJ 1997 National Survey of Crime
MOJ 2001 NZ National Survey of Crime victims
MOJ 2001 Physical Discipline of Children
MOJ 2003 Talking about Sentences & Crime: the views of the public on periodic detention
MOJ 2003 The Needs of Pacific Peoples when they are victims of crime
MOJ 2006 NZ Crime and Safety Survey (NZCASS)
MOT 2003 Household Travel Survey
MOT 2006 Auckland road pricing evaluation study and public acceptability survey
MOT 2006 Public Attitudes to Road Safety
MRST 2005 Common Sense, Trust and Science Survey
MSD 1998 NZ Family & Social Responsibilities
MSD 2000 Living Standards Survey
MSD 2000 Survey of Older People
MSD 2002 Exploring Good Outcomes for Young People
MSD 2002 Mental Health and Independent Housing Needs
MSD 2004 Living Standards Survey
MSD 2004 SKIPS
MSD 2004 Social Wellbeing Survey
MSD 2006 Ageing in Place: the views of older homeowners
MU 1993 Te Hoe Nuku Roa
MU 2003 Waitakere Employment and Skills Project
MU 2004 Lavender Islands Survey
MU 2006 Health Work and retirement
MUE 1996 NZVS: NZ Values Survey
MUE 1999 NZVS: NZ Values Survey
MUE 2007 NZVS: NZ Values Survey
MUM 1995 ISSP: National Identity
MUM 1996 ISSP: Role of government
MUM 1997 ISSP: Work Orientations
MUM 1997 Palmerston North election prediction survey
MUM 1998 ISSP: Religion
MUM 1999 ISSP: Social Inequality
MUM 2000 ISSP: Environment
MUM 2001 ISSP: Social Relations
MUM 2002 ISSP: Family & Gender
MUM 2003 ISSP: National Identity
MUM 2004 ISSP: Citizenship
MUM 2005 ISSP: Work Orientations
MUM 2006 ISSP: Role of Government
MUM 2007 ISSP: Leisure/Sports
MUMS 1999 THNR: Te Hoe Nuku Roa: Maori Profiles Study
MWA 2002 Women’s Information Needs
NZAidsF 1996 Male Call
NZAidsF 2002 GAPSS Gay Auckland Periodic Sex Surveys
NZAidsF 2004 GAPSS Gay Auckland Periodic Sex Surveys
NZAidsF 2006 GAPSS Gay Auckland Periodic Sex Surveys
NZCER . National surveys
NZCER 1993 Competent Children
NZCER 1997 Spreading their wings: parents talk about their children’s home & early childhood
NZCER 2000 Beyond School: transitions to tertiary study or employment
NZCLS 1996 Church Life Survey
NZCLS 2001 Church Life Survey
NZCLS 2007 Church Life Survey
NZonair 2003 Regional TV Audiences
NZonair 2006 Gay & lesbian TV audiences
NZonair 2006 Public Information and Opinion Monitor
OfficeFilmC 2002 Public Opinion on Sexually explicit Video Material
OfficeFilmC 2006 Public Understanding of Censorship
OU 1997 Youth Alcohol Survey
OUM 1994 Consumer Lifestyles
OUM 2000 Consumer Lifestyles
OUM 2006 Consumer Lifestyles
Police 2003 Communication Service Centre Customer Satisfaction Survey
Police 2004 Auckland CBD safety survey
Police 2005 Satisfaction Survey (police Partner/Stakeholder)
RetCom 2005 ANZ/Retirement Commission Financial Knowledge Survey
RetCom . Sorted User Survey (annual)
RNZ 2005 Brand Survey
RodneyDC . Rodney Survey
RotoruaDC . Residents Survey
SecComm 2004 Awareness of Security: Public Awareness
Shore . Auckland Drinking Survey
Shore . Longitudinal Study of Alcohol Use
Shore 2000 National Alcohol Survey
Shore 2002 The place of caregiving
Shore 2002 The Place of Caregiving: community environments, participation, health & wellbeing
Shore 2003 Pacific Drugs & Alcohol Consumption Survey (& gambling)
Shore 2004 Auckland Pseudo Patrons Survey
Shore 2005 Auckland regional exit breath survey
Shore 2006 National Household Survey of Legal Party Pill Use
SNZ . Annual Enterprise Survey
SNZ . Attitudes and Values to Welfare
SNZ . External Migration Survey
SNZ . Household Economic Survey
SNZ . Household Incomes Survey
SNZ . Household Internet Survey
SNZ . Household Labour force Survey
SNZ . International Visitors
SNZ . Internet Service Providers Survey
SNZ . National Maori Language Survey
SNZ . QES: Quarterly Employment Survey
SNZ 1991 Economic Survey of Manufacturing (etc)
SNZ 1996 Education & Training
SNZ 1996 Household Disability Survey
SNZ 1996 Post Enumeration Survey
SNZ 1997 Disability Survey of Residential Facilities
SNZ 1997 Manufacturing Business Practises
SNZ 1998 Childcare Survey
SNZ 1998 Time Use Survey
SNZ 1999 Biotechnology Survey
SNZ 2000 Older People
SNZ 2000 Older People (part 2)
SNZ 2001 Cultural Experiences Survey
SNZ 2001 Disability Survey
SNZ 2001 Household Savings Survey
SNZ 2001 Household Savings Survey
SNZ 2001 Long. Imm. Practise Survey
SNZ 2001 Maori Language Survey
SNZ 2001 Post Enumeration Survey
SNZ 2002 Survey of Family Income and Employment
SNZ 2003 Business finance
SNZ 2003 Longitudinal Immigration Survey
SNZ 2006 Disability Survey
SNZ 2006 Government Use of ICT
SNZ 2006 Official Statistics Performance Survey
SNZ 2006 Post-Enumeration Survey
SNZ 2006 Public Attitudes to Confidentiality, Privacy and Security
SNZ 2007 Survey of Work Arrangement, Employment Conditions and Quality of Work
SPARC 2003 Obstacles to Action: A Study of New Zealanders’ Physical Activity and Nutrition
SSC . Survey of Drivers of Trust in Govt
SSC 2003 GO 2003
SSC 2004 Channel Surfing
SSC 2004 Treaty of Waitangi Awareness Survey
Star ST 2005 NZ Morality Survey (online)
TaylorNelson 2003 GO2003 survey (internet use)
BigCities 2000 Six Cities QOL
BigCities 2002 Eight Cities QOL
BigCities 2005 QOL Survey
TNZ . International Visitors Survey
TPK 2006 Health of Maori Language
TPK 2007 Maori in Australia Survey
TransitNZ 2006 State Highway User Survey
Treasury . Social Issues
UA 2000 Youth 2000
UA 2007 Youth 2007
UniMelb 1999 Diabetes in South Auckland
UniT . Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
UniT 2001 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
UniT 2003 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
UW 1990 NZES: NZ Election Study
UW 1993 NZES: NZ Election Study
UW 1995 NZ Survey of Women, Family, Education and Employment
UW 1996 NZES: NZ Election Study
UW 1998 NZES: NZ Election Study
UW 1998 NZES: NZ Election Study
UW 1999 NZES: NZ Election Study
UW 2001 NZES: NZ Election Study
UW 2006 Community & Voluntary sector use of ICTs
UW/UA 1987 NZES: NZ Election Study
UW/UA 2002 NZES: NZ Election Study
UW/UA 2005 NZES: NZ Election Study
VUW 1997 Pre-Election Survey
VUW 2000 Pre-Election Survey
VUW 2003 Pre-Election Survey
VUW 2006 Migrant & Ethnic Youth
UW 2004 Environmental Survey

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