New Zealand Gambling Survey

The New Zealand Gambling Survey (NZGS) collects information on gambling activities and prevalence of harm from adult New Zealanders over the past 12 months.

About the survey

The Ministry of Health is responsible for the Strategy to Prevent and Minimise Gambling Harm 2022/23 to 2024/25. The New Zealand Gambling Survey is part of the Gambling Harm research programme. This prevalence survey collects data on gambling activities, risks and impact of gambling harm, and help seeking in the New Zealand adult population (age 15+). The information collected in the NZGS will be used by Ministry of Health to support the Strategy.

The NZGS 2023 is a partnership between the Ministry of Health, leading the overall project, and Te Whatu Ora, leading the publication of survey results on Kupe data explorer.

Survey methodology and information

Reach Aotearoa, an independent New Zealand research company, is carrying out the survey for the Ministry of Health. This is the same company that delivers the New Zealand Health Survey.

This research has been assessed and approved by the Aotearoa Research Ethics Committee (AREC23_24).

The survey participants will be drawn from the pool of people who have previously taken part in the New Zealand Health Survey and agreed to be contacted about taking part in other research of importance to the Ministry of Health.

In total, around 8000 people aged 15 and above will take part between late 2023 and early 2024.

Access to survey data

Anonymised, grouped survey results will be available on the Kupe data explorer.

Individuals and organisations, such as universities, wanting to access the survey data for research purposes can request it though a formal data access process with Te Whatu Ora by emailing [email protected]. Te Whatu Ora will discuss applications with the Health Surveys team at the Ministry of Health. Any data provided is anonymised (no personally identifiable information).

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