COVID-19 Presents Various Challenges and Opportunities for Stats NZ

  • Jun 02, 2020 NZST
  • Team Kalkine
COVID-19 Presents Various Challenges and Opportunities for Stats NZ

According to Stats NZ, COVID-19 has affected almost every aspect of daily life and it is having a significant impact on data and statistics. The government also suspended all face-to-face survey interviews until further notice.

  • Stats NZ is experiencing major issues for the collection of data for household and business surveys and for price index statistics;
  • As face-to-face survey interviews were suspended, it had a significant impact on Stats NZ’s data collection;
  • Face-to-face survey interviewing is normally used for household surveys, such as the household economic survey (HES) and the general social survey (GSS).


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