Public and private debt

November 2022   |   Reports

Public and private debt provides insights into the nature of public and private debt in Aotearoa New Zealand.  Small case studies and anecdotes have previously highlighted patterns between public debt (debt owed to government) and private debt (debt owed to non-government lenders). We provide the first national picture of this relationship.

This report is part of the Social Wellbeing Agency’s reports into debt to government. For further information see the Te Atatū- Insights Brief: Children and debt to government, The persistence of debt of government and the earlier report on debt to government.