Problem gambling data and stats

Statistical publications and data sets on problem gambling.

For problem gambling service data, including client numbers, demographic data, treatment received and outcome measures, go to Service user data.

For information on independent problem gambling research projects, go to Research and evaluation.


  • Published 02 July 2007
    This report, presents and summarises the data collected by problem gambling service providers in 2006. It provides an overview of clients who have sought help via Gambling Helpline Ltd (the Helpline) and face-to-face problem gambling services during that period.
  • Published 02 September 2006
    Problem Gambling Intervention Services in New Zealand: 2005 Service-user statistics presents national problem gambling services statistics for the 2005 calendar year. Gambling-related harm is a social and health issue. The determinants and impacts of gambling harm, and the continuum of interventions required to minimise and prevent gambling harm, are complex. The Strategic Plan for Preventing and Minimising Gambling Harm 2004–2010 (Ministry of Health 2005) gives the development of a programme of research and evaluation as one of its objectives. Routine data collection and analyses of service utilisation information are fundamental components of the research agenda.
  • Published 01 July 2006
    Problem Gambling in New Zealand: Analysis of the 2002/03 New Zealand Health Survey was prepared by Public Health Intelligence (PHI), the epidemiology group of the Ministry of Health. This report presents the analysis of the gambling questions that were included as part of the 2002/03 New Zealand Health Survey.
  • Published 02 October 2005
    The document presents data on the use of problem gambling intervention services. Although the data only represents help-seeking or voluntary behaviour, the annual report data set continues to advance the collective knowledge base of gambling harm, including problem gambling.
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