The Social Wellbeing Agency has developed the Dataset Assembly Tool to standardise and automate dataset assembly This tool simplifies the process of combining data from a wider range of difference sources together in a single dataset. Using the tool has sped up delivery, reduced errors, and increased knowledge sharing for our IDI projects. The assembly tool is now available for other researchers to use.
To measure changes in wellbeing associated social services, we’ve developed an analytical method that links administrative and survey data. In the first instance, we’ve used this method to measure the wellbeing impacts of social housing in New Zealand, and produced some meaningful preliminary findings.
09 Apr 2019
To make social sector insights more accessible, we’ve developed a technique for producing representative timelines of people’s interactions with social services, throughout their lives. Drawing on cross-sector data, this technique enhances our ability to see New Zealanders’ lived experiences, rather than the data collected about us.
Statistics NZ’s Integrated Data Infrastructure holds anonymised data from government agencies and NGOs across New Zealand, making it an important asset for social sector analysis. We’ve developed data tables which arrange the data into consistent formats for easier, faster navigation by authorised data analysts and researchers.