Guide to Using Administrative Data

Admin Data Guide
Date published
10 Apr 2017
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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 first focuses on organisations building solid internal data collection systems and practices, 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.

If your data collection is robust and organised, and you are ready to use administrative data, you could be interested in the Social Investment Unit’s tools and guides. The Social Investment Measurement Map (SIMM) and the Social Investment Analytical Layer (SIAL) have been developed to assist those seeking to use information in Statistics NZ’s Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI).

Last update: 18 Apr 2017