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).