New: Guide to using Administrative Data

20 April 2017

New Zealand government agencies have begun building administrative databases containing information on topics like housing, health, education and justice. Analysing the data within these databases can provide a better understanding of what programmes and services work best and for whom, and lead to better decisions about funding, design and delivery.


This short and practical user guide explains how organisations can best use administrative data for continuous improvement purposes, as well as demonstrating the impact of their programme or service. The guide focuses on organisations building solid internal data collection systems and practices first, before they access and use external datasets meaningfully. The guide also points out some key data access requirements and provides a variety of dataset options for consideration.


You can find the Guide on our website.

Last update: 21 Apr 2017