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The Minister of Statistics today launched the development of a new comprehensive set of environmental, social and economic indicators to better measure New Zealand’s overall wellbeing and success.

New Zealand’s most extensive survey of child poverty kicks off this month (July) to give a clearer picture of how poverty affects everyone; from children to the elderly, says the Minister of Statistics.

Minister for Government Digital Services Clare Curran and Statistics Minister James Shaw have announced a project to assess how government agencies use algorithms to analyse people’s data, to ensure transparency and fairness in decisions that affect citizens.

Hon JAMES SHAW

Minister of Statistics

 

The Minister of Statistics has written to the Chief Statistician making clear his expectation that work to include census questions on, not just biological sex, but also sexual identity and sexual orientation will be a priority for the next national census in 2023.

Minister for Statistics and Climate Change James Shaw welcomes the commitment to develop a new set of economic, environmental, and social progress indicators, as outlined in the Government’s Budget Policy Statement (BPS) today.