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Vote Statistics - Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector - Estimates 2017/2018

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Statistics (M67)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Statistics New Zealand

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR STATISTICS NEW ZEALAND: Minister of Statistics

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Statistics is responsible for appropriations in Vote Statistics for the 2017/18 financial year covering the following:

  • A total of nearly $52 million for the delivery of data and statistical information services relating to business and the economy.
  • A total of nearly $49 million for the 2018 Census of Population and Dwellings.
  • A total of just under $42 million for the delivery of data and statistical information services relating to population, environment, household economics, social conditions, and the labour market.
  • A total of just under $28 million for system leadership for data and analytics across the public sector, oversight of the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI), statistical and data management advice and the operation of access channels.
  • A total of $10 million for departmental capital expenditure.
  • A total of nearly $4 million for Services to Other Agencies including lead agency in the Christchurch and Wellington co-location of Crown Agencies.
  • A total of nearly $2 million for the Data Futures Partnership to lead the development of innovative solutions to data-use problems in New Zealand.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

2016/172017/18
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeFinal
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Data Futures Partnership (M67)

This appropriation is limited to enabling the activities of the Data Futures Partnership.
2,1342,1341,564

Services to Other Agencies RDA (M67)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services by Statistics New Zealand to other agencies, where those services are not within the scope of another departmental output expense appropriation in Vote Statistics.
3,5003,5003,651

Total Departmental Output Expenses

5,6345,6345,215

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Statistics New Zealand - Capital Expenditure PLA (M67)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Statistics New Zealand, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
17,00017,00010,000

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

17,00017,00010,000

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Official Statistics MCA (M67)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to ensure the availability and promoting the use of the highest priority data and official statistical information to add value to decision making.
129,984129,984121,241
Departmental Output Expenses
Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services
This category is limited to the delivery of data and statistical information services relating to business and the economy.
59,02159,02151,597
Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services
This category is limited to delivery of data and statistical information services relating to the population, environment, household economics, social conditions, and the labour market.
46,13046,13041,916
Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities
This category is limited to coordination of statistical and data services for government, through leadership of the OSS, oversight of the IDI, liaison with partners and customers, provision of ministerial services, statistical and data management advice, and the operation of access channels.
24,83324,83327,728

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

129,984129,984121,241

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

152,618152,618136,456

Multi-Year Appropriations

Type, Title, Scope and Period of AppropriationsAppropriations, Adjustments and Use$000

Departmental Output Expenses

2018 Census of Population and Dwellings (M67)

This appropriation is limited to conducting the 2018 Census, and the administration and management of the on-going census programme, as required under the Statistics Act 1975.

Commences: 01 July 2014

Expires: 30 June 2019
Original Appropriation13,100
Adjustments to 2015/1697,988
Adjustments for 2016/17-
Adjusted Appropriation111,088
Actual to 2015/16 Year End22,347
Estimated Actual for 2016/1722,650
Estimated Actual for 2017/1848,540
Estimated Appropriation Remaining17,551

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

2016/172017/18
Final
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations152,618152,618136,456
Total MYA Departmental Output Expenses Forecasts22,65022,65048,540

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations and Multi-Year Appropriation Forecasts

175,268175,268184,996

Capital Injection Authorisations

2016/172017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Statistics New Zealand - Capital Injection (M67)2,6002,60016,027

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.1 - New Policy Initiatives

Policy InitiativeAppropriation2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Integrated Data Infrastructure component of DatArcade

Official Statistics MCA

Departmental Output Expense
-3,3292,0711,600-
Open Data Programme

Official Statistics MCA

Departmental Output Expense
-2,6672,3672,166-
Census Transformation to 2020

Official Statistics MCA

Departmental Output Expense
-1,6401,4001,420-
Statistics House - Wellington Accommodation Project - Tranche 2

Official Statistics MCA

Departmental Output Expense
1,289----
Strengthening New Zealand's data eco-system

Data Futures Partnership

Departmental Output Expense
1,134564---
Improving the timeliness of the Regional Gross Domestic Product

Official Statistics MCA

Departmental Output Expense
1,000----
Total Initiatives3,4238,2005,8385,186-

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

2012/132013/142014/152015/162016/172017/182018/192019/202020/21
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

Output Expenses53,2809,9979,45117,87328,28428,28453,755-53,75522,2024,6514,651
Benefits or Related Expenses------N/A-----
Borrowing Expenses------------
Other Expenses------------
Capital Expenditure14,22211,8829,46815,01717,00017,00010,000-10,00010,0008,0008,000
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure-------N/A----
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)
Output Expenses110,036110,724103,070110,629129,984129,984121,241-121,241118,016116,017105,864
Other Expenses------------
Capital Expenditure------N/A-----

Total Appropriations

177,538132,603121,989143,519175,268175,268184,996-184,996150,218128,668118,515

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

Tax Revenue------N/A-----
Non-Tax Revenue------N/A-----
Capital Receipts------N/A-----

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

------N/A-----

Note - where restructuring of the vote has occurred then, to the extent practicable, prior years information has been restated as if the restructuring had occurred before the beginning of the period covered. In this instance Total Appropriations for the Budgeted and Estimated Actual year may not equal Total Appropriations in the Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections.

Adjustments to the Summary of Financial Activity Table Due to Vote Restructuring

There have been no restructuring adjustments to prior year information in the Summary of Financial Activity table.

1.3 - Analysis of Significant Trends

Departmental Output Expenses

The fluctuations in expenditure on Output Expenses (comprising the Census 2018 Multi-Year, the Data Futures Partnership and Services to Other Agencies Appropriations) are mainly due to the cyclical nature of the Census of Population and Dwellings. In the year the Census is conducted, the costs rise significantly. The Estimated $53.755 million in 2017/18 includes $48.540 million for the planned 2018 Census.

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)

The annual appropriation for the Multi-Category Appropriation is $121.241 million for 2017/18, a decrease of $8.743 million compared to 2016/17. The net change in the appropriation primarily relates to one-off funding received in 2016/17 for:

  • costs related to the North Canterbury earthquake ($15 million)
  • a fiscally neutral capital to operating swap ($2.600 million), and
  • optimising space under the Wellington Accommodation Project Tranche 2 ($1.289 million).

There is also additional funding for 2017/18 for:

  • the Integrated Data Infrastructure component of DatArcade ($3.329 million)
  • the Open Data Programme ($2.667 million), and
  • the Census Transformation to 2020 ($1.640 million).

The net change also includes adjustments for the variable nature of some of Statistics New Zealand's activities. In particular, the Statistics New Zealand strategy driven change programme, with an increase of $2.097 million in 2017/18, fluctuates from 2012/13 through to 2019/20 depending on the work programme.

The decrease of $10.153 million in 2020/21 is primarily due to a reduction in the strategy driven change programme together with the final year of funding being received in 2019/20 for the Integrated Data Infrastructure component of DatArcade, the Open Data Programme and the Census Transformation to 2020.

Part 2 - Details of Departmental Appropriations

2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

2018 Census of Population and Dwellings (M67)

Scope of Appropriation and Expenses

Type, Title, Scope and Period of AppropriationsAppropriations, Adjustments and Use$000

2018 Census of Population and Dwellings (M67)

This appropriation is limited to conducting the 2018 Census, and the administration and management of the on-going census programme, as required under the Statistics Act 1975.

Commences: 01 July 2014

Expires: 30 June 2019
Original Appropriation13,100
Adjustments to 2015/1697,988
Adjustments for 2016/17-
Adjusted Appropriation111,088
Actual to 2015/16 Year End22,347
Estimated Actual for 2016/1722,650
Estimated Actual for 2017/1848,540
Estimated Appropriation Remaining17,551

Revenue

Budget
$000
Revenue from the Crown to end of 2017/1893,537
Revenue from Others to end of 2017/18-
Total Revenue93,537

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the management and conduct of New Zealand's 2018 Census of Population and Dwellings.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

Performance will be assessed based on having a high coverage rate and a high response rate. Information on these rates will be available after the 2018 Census and the 2018 Coverage Survey have been conducted. Performance information progress for this appropriation will be reported by Statistics New Zealand in its Annual Report 2017/18.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
2018 Census of Population and Dwellings2014/1522,65048,54017,551--

Data Futures Partnership (M67)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to enabling the activities of the Data Futures Partnership.

Expenses and Revenue

2016/172017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation2,1342,1341,564
Revenue from the Crown2,1342,1341,564
Revenue from Others---

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the continued support of the independent, cross-sector Data Futures Partnership to ensure New Zealand's data is used effectively to create social and economic value for all New Zealanders.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

2016/172017/18
Assessment of PerformanceFinal Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Completion of in-depth review on progress and results of the initiative, along with advice on further opportunities to strengthen New Zealand's data eco-system, within two years of the Working Group being set-up (see Notes and 2).

AchievedAchievedAchieved

Note 1 - Progress reporting against the agreed Data Futures Partnership work plan to responsible Ministers will occur quarterly.

Note 2 - The Data Futures Partnership Working Group was established in October 2015.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Statistics New Zealand in its Annual Report 2017/18.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Data Futures Partnership2015/161,0001,0001,0001,0001,000
Strengthening New Zealand's data eco-system2016/171,134564---

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2017/18 is due to a reduction in the new funding provided in 2016/17 for strengthening New Zealand's data eco-system.

Services to Other Agencies RDA (M67)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the provision of services by Statistics New Zealand to other agencies, where those services are not within the scope of another departmental output expense appropriation in Vote Statistics.

Expenses and Revenue

2016/172017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation3,5003,5003,651
Revenue from Others3,5003,5003,651

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the provision of shared services with other government agencies for the efficient and effective management of the Crown estate, such as the provision of shared accommodation in Christchurch and Wellington.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

2016/172017/18
Assessment of PerformanceFinal Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Support the provision of shared services with other government agencies

AchievedAchievedAchieved

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Statistics New Zealand in its Annual Report 2017/18.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in this revenue dependant appropriation for 2017/18 is due to changes in the shared accommodation arrangement in Wellington following the North Canterbury earthquake.

2.3 - Departmental Capital Expenditure and Capital Injections

Statistics New Zealand - Capital Expenditure PLA (M67)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Statistics New Zealand, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Capital Expenditure

2016/172017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural---
Land---
Property, Plant and Equipment12,00012,0006,000
Intangibles5,0005,0004,000
Other---

Total Appropriation

17,00017,00010,000

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to invest in the renewal, upgrade and redesign of assets that support the delivery of Statistics New Zealand's services. This also includes the delivery of the 2018 Census.

How Performance will be Assessed and End of Year Reporting Requirements

2016/172017/18
Assessment of PerformanceFinal Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Deliver infrastructure that supports our strategic vision and business processes

AchievedAchievedAchieved

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Statistics New Zealand in its Annual Report 2017/18.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has decreased by $7 million in 2017/18 with the completion of the Wellington accommodation project and the move from capital to operating costs as various aspects of IT "as-a-service" are implemented.

Capital Injections and Movements in Departmental Net Assets

Statistics New Zealand

Details of Net Asset Schedule2016/17
Estimated Actual
$000
2017/18
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2017/18
Opening Balance58,78443,784
Capital Injections2,60016,027Injection relates to the Statistics NZ strategy driven change programme ($1.100 million), 2018 Census ($80,000) and a transfer from 2016/17 while future capital expenditure options are reassessed ($14.847 million).
Capital Withdrawals(2,600)-
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)(15,000)-
Other Movements--

Closing Balance

43,78459,811

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Official Statistics (M67)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to ensure the availability and promoting the use of the highest priority data and official statistical information to add value to decision making.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services
This category is limited to the delivery of data and statistical information services relating to business and the economy.
Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services
This category is limited to delivery of data and statistical information services relating to the population, environment, household economics, social conditions, and the labour market.
Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities
This category is limited to coordination of statistical and data services for government, through leadership of the OSS, oversight of the IDI, liaison with partners and customers, provision of ministerial services, statistical and data management advice, and the operation of access channels.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

2016/172017/18
Final Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

129,984129,984121,241

Departmental Output Expenses

Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services59,02159,02151,597
Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services46,13046,13041,916
Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities24,83324,83327,728

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

106,971106,971113,228
Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services48,21148,21147,687
Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services37,93737,93738,973
Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities20,82320,82326,568

Revenue from Others

8,0138,0138,013
Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services3,9093,9093,909
Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services2,9442,9442,944
Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities1,1601,1601,160

What is Intended to be Achieved with this Appropriation

This appropriation is intended to achieve the outcome of empowering decision makers by adding value to New Zealand's most important data.

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

2016/172017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Ensure the right statistical information is produced by the Official Statistics System to better support decision-making and understanding. (see Note 1)

Maintain the total number of Tier 1 statisticsMaintainedMaintain the total number of Tier 1 statistics

The number of and percentage of Statistics NZ's key customers that report increasing use of data to make evidence-based decisions.

New measureNew measureBaseline to be developed

The number of and percentage of customers that perceive statistics help them make informed decisions.

New MeasureNew MeasureBaseline to be developed

The percentage of customers who are aware of available data.

New MeasureNew MeasureBaseline to be developed

The percentage of Statistics NZ's published data available at a 5 star open data standard.

New MeasureNew MeasureBaseline to be developed

The percentage of positive responses to pop-up question on Statistics NZ's website 'did you find what you were looking for?'

New MeasureNew MeasureBaseline to be developed

Note 1 - The tier 1 list was updated early 2016 and a scheduled review of is underway and will be completed by June 2017.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

2016/172017/18
Assessment of Performance Final Budgeted
Standard
Estimated
Actual
Budget
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

Economic and Business Data and Statistical Information Services

This category is intended to achieve statistical releases that are free of significant errors, meet response and release dates.

How performance will be assessed:

Number of statistical releases (see Note 1).

128125125
Statistical releases are free from such significant error that they require a public correction notice to be published:

Free from significant errors.

99%99%99%

Percentage of statistical releases published on the advertised date as agreed with the Minister of Statistics in the 2016/17 Output Plan (see Note 2).

100%100%100%
Paper switch off in 2026:

The number of and percentage of businesses that chose to provide Statistics NZ data in digital format.

New MeasureNew MeasureBaseline to be developed

The number of and percentage of Statistics NZ run surveys that are completed online.

New Measure New MeasureBaseline to be developed

Population, Social and Labour Market Data and Statistical Information Services

This category is intended to achieve statistical releases that are free of significant errors, meet response and release dates.

How performance will be assessed:

Number of statistical releases (see Note 3).

687575
Statistical releases are free from such significant error that they require a public correction notice to be published:

Free from significant errors.

99%99%99%

Percentage of statistical releases published on or before the date specified in the published release calendar on Statistics NZ website (see Note 2).

100%100%100%
Paper switch off in 2026:

The number of and percentage of households and individuals that chose to provide Statistics NZ data in digital format.

New MeasureNew MeasureBaseline to be developed

The number of and percentage of Statistics NZ run surveys that are completed online.

New Measure New MeasureBaseline to be developed

Stewardship of Government Data and Statistical Activities

This category is intended to achieve leadership of the New Zealand data ecosystem and facilitation of awareness and use of statistical information.

How performance will be assessed:

Satisfaction of the Minister of Statistics with the advice services, as per the Ministerial satisfaction survey.

100%100%100%

Percentage of briefings submitted to the Minister within agreed timeframes.

90%90%90%

Percentage of responses to parliamentary questions submitted to the Minister within required timeframes.

100%100%100%

Percentage of responses to ministerial correspondence submitted to the Minister within agreed timeframes.

100%100%100%

Percentage of responses to departmental Official Information Act requests sent within statutory timeframes.

100%100%100%
Assisted advisory services including:

Requests for customised data (see Note 4).

950950950

The number of users accessing microdata (see Note 5).

New MeasureNew Measure500

Social Licence: Statistics NZ maintains the support of its stakeholders as a trusted steward of the New Zealand's data and information (see Note 6).

New MeasureNew MeasureBaseline to be developed

Note 1 - The number of releases for both statistical information services categories are provisional at the time of the publication of the Estimates. The final number is confirmed when the Output Plan with the Minister of Statistics is agreed to and signed at the beginning of each financial year.

Note 2 - A data release is timely if it is available to customers within the period in which it remains useful. Planned timeliness is a design decision, based on trade-offs with accuracy, response rates and cost. The calendar of release dates for periodical statistical releases is published on the Statistics New Zealand website at least six months in advance, and the achievement of the planned release dates is monitored as a timeliness performance measure.

Note 3 - A release includes a media release and an information release onto the website, which occur at the same time. It includes the key statistical results, commentary on the analysis of the results, tables of data and technical notes to explain definitions and methods.

Note 4 - This represents the total number of customised data requests completed by Statistics New Zealand staff for customers, including requests from international bodies.

Note 5 - This represents the total number of approved users with access to microdata through the Stats NZ micro data facility.

Note 6 - The scale for measurement of the level of social licence is under development and a baseline will be developed during 2017/18.

End of Year Performance Reporting

Performance information for this appropriation will be reported by Statistics New Zealand in its Annual Report 2017/18.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Policy InitiativeYear of
First
Impact
2016/17
Final Budgeted
$000
2017/18
Budget
$000
2018/19
Estimated
$000
2019/20
Estimated
$000
2020/21
Estimated
$000
Integrated Data Infrastructure component of DatArcade2017/18-3,3292,0711,600-
Open Data Programme2017/18-2,6672,3672,166-
Census Transformation to 20202017/18-1,6401,4001,420-
Statistics House - Wellington Accommodation Project Tranche 22016/171,289----
Improving the timeliness of the Regional Gross Domestic Product2016/171,000----
Environmental Reporting2016/17800800800800800
Financial Flows and Balance Sheets2015/161,3501,4001,8501,3001,050
Christchurch Integrated Government Accommodation (CIGA)2015/16700700800800800
Integrated Data Infrastructure2013/145,5785,8335,8335,8335,833

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in this appropriation for 2017/18 is mainly due to:

  • One-off funding in 2016/17 of $15 million for costs related to the North Canterbury earthquake.
  • One-off funding in 2016/17 of $2.600 million for a fiscally neutral capital to operating swap for changes in as-a-service technology costs classified as operating rather than capital.
  • One-off funding in 2016/17 of $1.289 million to optimise space under the Wellington Accommodation Project Tranche 2.
  • An increase in 2017/18 of $3.329 million for new funding for the Integrated Data Infrastructure component of DatArcade.
  • An increase in 2017/18 of $2.667 million for new funding for the Open Data Programme.
  • An increase in 2017/18 of $2.097 million for the Statistics New Zealand strategy driven change programme which fluctuates from year to year depending on the work programme.
  • An increase in 2017/18 of $1.640 million for new funding for the Census Transformation to 2020.
  • An increase in 2017/18 of $225,000 for the Integrated Data Infrastructure.