Appendix 2: Sources of public information

Reporting on the public sector’s performance in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.
Sector Data sources
Local government Auckland Council provides a comprehensive outline of monitoring and performance data on its website, including its financial performance and its plans and strategies.

Auckland Council also published a collection of Auckland-related research, information, analysis, and data about Auckland’s communities, economy, and environment.

Auckland Council’s Open Data platform contains geospatial open data about planning, transportation, emergency management, and environmental issues.

The council-controlled organisations, including Watercare and Auckland Transport, also publish information about major projects, upgrades, and expansion of infrastructure throughout the region.
Health Te Whatu Ora has key data and statistics about hospital events and service usage on its website.

The Health system quality dashboard by Health Quality & Safety Commission also gathers together a range of measured indicators (such as immunisation and infection rates).
Education The Ministry of Education publishes specific measures on its Education Counts website that can be used to understand education achievement in the regions.

The Education Review Office website contains research and evaluation papers on various topics, such as school reviews and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on students.
Social The Ministry of Social Development provides statistics on multiple indicators, including income support, housing, and welfare.
Housing The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development provides an outline of statistics and insights about the regions.

The Ira Mata, Ira Tangata: Auckland’s Homeless Count report provides insights about the number of people living without shelter and in temporary accommodation in Auckland, as at September 2018.

The Tenancy Services website publishes rental bond data, which provides information about the activity level in the housing rental market in different regions.
Justice The New Zealand Police publish statistics for each police district on their website.

The Department of Corrections regularly publishes statistics on prison population, complaints, and correction volumes on its website.
Economic The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment publishes a range of data, research, and analysis on topics such as energy, tourism, employment, and Covid-19.

The Ministry for Primary Industries provides data on forestry and wood processing. It also provides links to other sources where data is collected and publishes about the agriculture sector.
Environment The Ministry for the Environment provides online access to environmental datasets such as annual rainfall, river flows, and environmental quality.

The Ministry for the Environment also has an interactive map on its website that showcases environmental projects funded by Jobs for Nature.

The Department of Conservation provides list of projects in different regions.
Transport and infrastructure Waka Kotahi provides a wide range of transport information on its open data website.

The Auckland Transport Alignment Project Investment programme contains data on its investments and the types of, and spending on, projects throughout the region.

Crown Infrastructure Partners publishes quarterly infrastructure reference group reports on its website. These contain updates on projects, funding, and full-time equivalent local workers by regions.
Government and administration The Treasury’s Living Standards Framework Dashboard provides information on indicators that measure the concepts in the Framework.

Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission publishes public sector workforce data for each region. Te Kawa Mataaho also carried out the Te Tanuaki Public Service Census in 2021, which focused on diversity, inclusion, and well-being at work.

The Department of Internal Affairs publishes datasets on

Fire and Emergency New Zealand publishes a range of research reporting about topics such as estimating the annual cost of fires and insights into fire-related experience.