New Zealand Health Survey

The New Zealand Health Survey (NZHS) provides information about the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders. The NZHS became a continuous survey in 2011, enabling the publication of annual updates on the health of New Zealanders.

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Latest survey results

Annual Update of Key Results 2013/14: New Zealand Health Survey

This report presents the 2013/14 results from the New Zealand Health Survey, for both adults and children. The report includes information on health behaviours and risk factors, health conditions and access to health services.

Tobacco Use 2012/13: New Zealand Health Survey

This publication shows how New Zealand is progressing towards being smokefree in 2025 by providing a snapshot of tobacco use in New Zealand, using data from the 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey.

About the survey

Information collected through the New Zealand Health Survey supports the development of health services, policy and strategy. Survey data is collected continuously but findings are reported annually.

The 2013/14 results provide data for people selected for the survey from July 2013 to June 2014. The 2013/14 survey collected information from 4699 children aged 0–14 years, and 13,309 adults aged from 15 years.

Survey methodology and information

Indicator Interpretation Guide 2013/14: New Zealand Health Survey

This guide provides detailed information on the definitions of all the indicators in the survey report. For each of those indicators, the guide also provides the relevant questions asked within the NZHS questionnaires.

Methodology Report 2013/14: New Zealand Health Survey

This methodology report details the procedures and protocols followed to ensure the New Zealand Health Survey produces the high-quality and robust data expected of official statistics.

Questionnaires and Content Guide 2013/14: New Zealand Health Survey

The questionnaires and content guide give information about the content of the adult and child surveys.

The New Zealand Health Survey Sample Design, Years 1–3 (2011–2013)

This report outlines the sample design of the New Zealand Health Survey.

The New Zealand Health Survey: Objectives and topic areas

This report outlines the key information domains and topic areas in the survey.

Access to survey microdata

Researchers can apply to access the unit record data from the survey for research purposes.

A confidential unit record file (CURF) of the 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey will be available mid-2014, through Statistics New Zealand.

Read more about How to access survey microdata.

Go to Statistics New Zealand to find out how to apply to CURFs.


2013/14 publications

2012/13 publications

2011/12 publications

2006/07 publications

2002/03 publications

1996/97 publications

1992/93 publications

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