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2017 Benefit fact sheets archive


Summaries

All main benefits

Main benefits include: Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support, Supported Living Payment, Youth Payment, Young Parent Payment, Emergency Maintenance Allowance, Emergency Benefit and Jobseeker Support Student Hardship.


Jobseeker Support (JS)

For people who can usually look or prepare for work. It also includes people who can only work part-time or cannot look for work at the moment, for example because they have a health condition, injury or disability.


Sole Parent Support (SPS)

For sole parents with dependent children under 14 years who can look or prepare for part-time work.


Supported Living Payment (SLP)

For people who have or care for someone with a health condition, injury or disability that severely limits their ability to work on a long-term basis.


Benefit Grants and Cancels

A grant is the formal acceptance of entitlement to a benefit. A cancellation (cancel) is the formal process that stops the entitlement to a benefit.


Hardship Assistance

Includes Special Needs Grants, Advances, and Recoverable Assistance Payments.


Benefit Sanctions

A sanction is a penalty imposed on a client's benefit for failure to fulfill their work obligations.

Excel data tables

National level data tables

The following Excel data tables provide national level benefit numbers by main benefit groups, benefit sub-categories and a range of other selected client characteristics. The tables present benefit numbers at the end of the latest quarter, and for each quarter over the last five years.

The following shows the number of new benefits granted, existing benefits cancelled in the latest quarter, and for each quarter since September 2013 when the data series began.

The following provides information on sanctions imposed on benefits for failure to fulfil obligations in the latest quarter, and for each quarter since March 2014 when the data series began.

Work and Income Region data tables

Work and Income divides New Zealand into 11 administrative regions. The following Excel data tables present benefit data by main benefit groups, benefit sub-categories, supplementary and hardship assistance, and a range of other selected client characteristics. The tables present benefit numbers at the end of the latest quarter, and for each quarter over the last five years.

Supplementary and Hardship Assistance by region

The following shows the number (and amount) of supplementary and hardship assistance made in the latest quarter, and for each quarter over the last five years.

Regional Council data tables

New Zealand has 12 Regional Councils. There are also five unitary authorities (Gisborne, Marlborough, Tasman, Nelson City and the Chatham Islands) which combine regional and local councils into one organisation. The following Excel data tables present benefit data by main benefit groups, benefit sub-categories and a range of other selected client characteristics. There is no back-dated time series data because retrospective benefit numbers cannot be generated. The time series begins from September 2013.

Auckland Boards data tables

Auckland City is made up of 21 local government boards. Auckland City boundaries differ from the former Auckland regional council boundary and the boundaries of the territorial authorities which previously existed in the Auckland area. Data in the Auckland local board tables should therefore not be compared with data tables for Auckland regional council or for territorial authorities previously existing in the Auckland area.

The following Excel data tables present benefit data by main benefit groups, benefit sub-categories and a range of other selected client characteristics. There is no back-dated time series data because retrospective benefit numbers cannot be generated. The time series begins from September 2013.

Territorial Authorities (TA) data tables

New Zealand has 73 Territorial Authorities (TAs), comprising 15 cities and 58 districts. The following Excel data tables present benefit data by main benefit groups, benefit sub-categories and a range of other selected client characteristics. There is no back-dated time series data because retrospective benefit numbers cannot be generated. The time series begins from September 2013.

Service Centre data tables

Work and Income has over 170 service centres nationwide. The following Excel data tables present benefit data by main benefit groups. The tables present benefit numbers at the end of the latest quarter. There is no back-dated time series data because retrospective benefit numbers cannot be generated.


CSV data tables

The following csv data tables provide machine readable detailed national level benefit numbers, by main benefit groups, benefit sub-categories and a range of other selected characteristics. The tables cover working-age benefit data as well as New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran’s Pension (all ages). The tables present benefit numbers at the end of the latest quarter, and for each quarter over the last five years. Note in certain circumstances low numbers may potentially lead to individuals being identified. Due to these privacy concerns, numbers for some characteristics have been aggregated.

National level CSV data tables

All main benefits

Jobseeker Support

Sole Parent Support

Supported Living Payment

New Zealand Superannuation and Veteran's Pension

Work and Income Region CSV data tables

Note that these CSV data tables exclude the 'Other' Work and Income region. Due to this, quarterly totals do not match the National level CSV data tables, or the Benefit Fact Sheets.

All main benefits

Jobseeker Support

Sole Parent Support

Supported Living Payment