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These conditions apply to information obtained from Stats NZ. For some products and services additional conditions may apply. Where additional conditions apply, they will be part of the documentation for those products and services. We reserve the right to amend the terms of use.

Stats NZ copyright

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Crown copyright ©. All data and other material produced by Stats NZ constitutes Crown copyright administered by Stats NZ.  Unless otherwise specified, content produced by Stats NZ is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.

Except for any photographic image, or any content with a specific copyright statement, you are free to copy, distribute, and adapt the work, as long as you attribute the work to Stats NZ and abide by the other licence terms. To ask permission to reuse a photographic image, send a request to

Please note you may not use any departmental or governmental emblem, logo, or coat of arms in any way that infringes any provision of the Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Act 1981, or would infringe any provision if the use occurred within New Zealand.

Use the wording 'Stats NZ' in your attribution, not the Stats NZ logo.

Most customised data reports also carry a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence. Licensing details are clearly displayed within each product. Where we do not indicate licensing, full copyright terms apply. For more information see Customised Data Services.


If you publish, distribute, or otherwise disseminate this work to the public without adapting it, the following attribution to Stats NZ should be used:

"Source: Stats NZ and licensed by Stats NZ for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence."

If you adapt this work in any way or include it in a collection, and publish, distribute, or otherwise disseminate that adaptation or collection to the public, the following attribution to Stats NZ should be used:

"This work is based on/includes Stats NZ’s data which are licensed by Stats NZ for re-use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence."

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Quality of statistical data

All statistical data are subject to error, either through incompleteness of response or by way of limitations imposed by the design of the survey.

Most official surveys are designed to produce national estimates. Where estimates are made for regions or other sub-populations, sampling errors may seriously limit the use of that information. The quality of such statistical data should always be assessed before deciding on its fitness for the tasks to which it's to be used.


While care has been used in processing, analysing, and extracting information, we (Stats NZ) give no warranty that the information supplied is free from error. We shall not be liable for any loss suffered through the use, directly or indirectly, of any information, product, or service.


Timed statistical releases are delivered using postal and electronic services provided by third parties. Delivery of these releases may be delayed by circumstances outside our control. We accept no responsibility for any such delays.

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All links and references to websites, organisations, or people outside Stats NZ are provided for convenience only and are not an endorsement by us. Stats NZ is not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked websites and does not guarantee that links will work.

Stats NZ does not endorse any website, organisation, or people who have links to its website.

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Page updated 16 March 2017

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