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The future

A comprehensive social statistics programme will enable us to develop new indicators and to update more of the current set of indicators annually

Statistics New Zealand has led a major review of its social survey programme which should, in the long term, lead to the more regular collection of a wider set of social statistics.

The Ministry of Social Development is looking at ways to continue to make the social report of more use at a subnational level. As well as providing subnational disaggregations of social report indicators on the social report website, we are working with the Big Cities group to improve the alignment of outcomes and indicators of social wellbeing at a national and subnational level. Statistics New Zealand is also leading the "Linked Indicators" project, one of the aims of which is to identify a common set of indicators across the social, economic, environmental and cultural domains. Progress on this work can be found at the Statistics New Zealand website.

As previously noted, we currently produce the social report on an annual basis. Work will continue to refine the desired social outcomes and indicators, and we welcome your feedback and suggestions as to how you think this might be done. Comments can be made to:

The Social Report Project Manager
Ministry of Social Development
PO Box 12 136
New Zealand