Publications and resources

Resource centre for Ministry publications, statistics and fact sheets.

This section contains publications and resources produced by the Ministry of Social Development.

Please note: Some of our documents are published in PDF format. Where possible we may also publish this document in other electronic formats to improve the accessibility of our information.

Latest publications

2016 - 2017 Annual Report

The Ministry’s Annual Reports outline our financial and non-financial performance each financial year. The Annual Report is presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989.

Statement of Intent 2017-2022

The Ministry of Social Development 2017-2022 Statement of Intent sets out our strategic objectives for the next five years.

2017/18 Social Housing Investment Strategy

The 2017/18 Social Housing Investment Strategy is MSD’s first investment strategy for social housing and is an integral part of implementing an investment approach in this area.

The key purpose of the Investment Strategy is to give clear information to the housing sector about where MSD will focus investments to achieve the best possible outcomes from social housing.

Household Incomes in New Zealand: trends in indicators of inequality and hardship 1982 to 2016

The Household Incomes Report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders as indicated by their household incomes from all sources from 1982 to 2016.

The report uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s 2015-16 Household Economic Survey (HES) to update the previous report in the series which had information to 2016.

The interviews for the 2015-16 survey were carried out in the year to 30 June 2016, and asked about incomes in the twelve months prior to interview.

The material wellbeing of New Zealand households: trends and relativities using non-income measures

This report provides information on the material wellbeing of New Zealanders using non-income measures (or non-monetary indicators).

The report uses data from Statistics New Zealand’s Household Economic Surveys (HES) from 2006-07 to 2015-16 and from MSD’s 2008 Living Standards Survey.

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