Perceived corruption

The data in this indicator is no longer being updated.

Stats NZ is developing well-being indicators, Indicators Aotearoa New Zealand - Ngā Tūtohu Aotearoa, to track New Zealand’s progress. As the well-being indicators have similar aims to the NZ Progress Indicators and NZ Social Indicators, we are reviewing the future of these existing indicators.

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Why is this important for social statistics?

Corruption undermines democracy and the law, and threatens domestic and international security. It has adverse social and economic consequences for a country and its citizens.

This indicator measures the perceived level of corruption – defined as ‘the abuse of public office for private gain’ – on a scale of 0 (highly corrupt) to 100 (highly clean).

Downloadable file:

Excel icon. Perceived corruption – table (Excel, 2 sheets, 18kb)

Includes breakdown by OECD country.

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