The Cultural Indicators Programme is an on-going work stream which was established as a joint initiative between the Ministry for Culture and Heritage and Statistics New Zealand.
It is based on the New Zealand Framework for Cultural Statistics 1995.
The aim of the programme is to improve the range and quality of statistical information about the cultural sector; for the development of cultural policy by both central and local government, for monitoring the sector’s progress and performance and for future planning.
The following online reports have been produced as part of this programme.
Our 2010 report, Household spending on culture.
A Measure of culture 2003
The Cultural Experiences Survey provides a snapshot of New Zealanders’ engagement with cultural activities as diverse as listening to popular music, visiting museums and art galleries and buying art works.
Cultural Indicators for New Zealand 2006
This report establishes the indicators within a framework of five theme areas, which broadly reflect key goals for the New Zealand cultural sector and those involved in.
Cultural Indicators for New Zealand 2009
This reports covers cultural indictors for 2009.
Employment in the cultural sector 2005
The report shows the changes in levels and distribition of employment in the cultural sector.
Employment in the cultural sector 2009
Following subsequent censuses, more detailed stand-alone reports on cultural employment were published, first in 1998 and then in 2005. The current report continues that series with an extensive analysis of 2006 Census data.
Government spending on culture : 2000-2004
Looks at government support for the arts and refers to an earlier 1990-1999 report.
Household spending on culture 2006
Using data on spending on cultural goods and services extracted from the Household Economic Survey, the report builds on and updates previous reports.
Household spending on culture 2010
Reports shows New Zealanders spend more on cultural goods and services than clothing, health and transport.
How important is culture? New Zealander’s views in 2008
This report follows on from earlier research about New Zealanders' perceptions on the importance of culture and cultural activities.
Time use - time for culture 2002
From July 1998 to June 1999, around 8,500 New Zealanders aged 12 years and over took part in the country’s first national Time Use Survey.