National Gambling Study Data Explorer

Published online: 
08 April 2021


The National Gambling Study (NGS) is the first New Zealand population representative longitudinal study into gambling, health, lifestyles, and attitudes about gambling. The NGS started in 2012 with an initial randomly selected national sample of 6,251 people aged 18 years and older living in private households, who were interviewed face-to-face with computer assistance.

Participants remaining in the study have been re-interviewed in 2013, 2014 and 2015. Because of the unique design of the study, changes in the behaviour of individual gamblers can be studied over time.

The Gambling Data Explorer is an interactive tool for exploring data from the New Zealand National Gambling Study. It presents gambling participation and harm results by gender, age and ethnic group. Currently only 2012 data is available but other years are anticipated to be added in the future.

Published data can be downloaded from the Gambling Data Explorer as a .csv file

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    08 April 2021
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2021. Gambling Dashboard 2012: New Zealand National Gambling Study [Data File]. URL: (accessed April 2021).
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
  • Copyright status:

    Owned by the Ministry of Health and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence.

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