COVID-19 Reporting

For the period of the COVID-19 pandemic response, additional reports will be produced to provide more information on income support.

Benefit Fact Sheets

The Ministry of Social Development produces quarterly information on numbers of working-age people (aged 18-64 years) receiving main benefits. This includes national information, as well as a range of information that breaks New Zealand down geographically.

Housing Quarterly Report

Since 2017, the Housing Quarterly Reports provide the latest key facts on housing in New Zealand. The report gives detailed information about the Ministry of Social Development’s housing support, the demand for and the supply of public and transitional housing, and the movement of people through the housing system.

Housing Monthly Report

The Housing Monthly Reports are a regular pulse-check on housing in New Zealand. The monthly report is a subset of information provided in the Housing Quarterly Reports - with information about public and transitional housing, the Emergency Housing Special Needs Grant and includes progress towards achieving 1,600 additional public housing places per year on average.

Housing Regional Fact Sheets

The Housing Regional Fact Sheets provide a closer look at housing in New Zealand’s regions. The fact sheets complement the Housing Quarterly Report.

Social Housing Register

When New Zealanders are in need of public housing, their needs are recorded on either the Housing Register or the Transfer Register. The numbers of applications on both registers are published on a quarterly basis, and the combined register is referred to as the Social Housing Register.

Housing Register

When New Zealanders with a serious housing need are assessed and found eligible for public housing, they are placed on the Housing Register. The number of people on this register and their priority rating is subject to change, as people come on and off the register and as their circumstances change.

Transfer Register

People who already live in public housing, but have applied and are eligible to transfer to another property are placed on the Transfer Register. Reasons for requesting a transfer may include health issues, or their current property being too small, too large, or in the wrong location.

StudyLink statistics

Statistics on StudyLink payments of Student Allowances, Student Loans, and A and B Bursary payments.