Background information from the Scottish Statistics Statistician has revealed that no one from seven New Zealanders completed the 2018 Census statement in full.
Statistical Officer New Zealand, Liz MacPherson, has always provided MPs with numbers of population responses after they have rejected the parliamentary selection committee's requests.
McPherson has confirmed that five per cent of responses were part, of these about 240,000 people. T When it is estimated that 480,000 people did not lose the survey, this means that 700,000 – or one of seven New Zealand singers – did not end the 2018 Census.
This gap is definitely exacerbating by the effort the department has made to maintain the very specific data set now.
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Statistics Minister James Shaw, speaking in the House on Tuesday, said he was supporting 39 Macpherson's refusal to pass the information to the Governance and Administration Select Committee.
The committee had threatened that Mac MacPherson would be "declared" for disqualification on the Parliament on Wednesday after it had again no counter number to say that it would need “ broad contextual information ”.
After first saying that she would give the answer at the end of April, Macpherson delivered a letter telling the number to BP on Tuesday.
In the letter, Macpherson advised that there was a "huge misunderstanding" amongst elected committee members and the public about the meaning of a constitution, and the relevance of different aspects of the account, including the response number.
“These misunderstandings have led to non-established views on the integrity of the official statistical system and Stats NZ.”
MacPherson said that five per cent of responses to the 2018 Census were semi-final, jumping from two per cent in the 2013 census.
Part-answer means that Stats NZ receive information to an extent of age, sex, address and personal relationship to the person completing the survey, and also that it has not received a form for each person. in a home.
“For example, we might have received a home summary form which showed that two parents and two teenagers lived in the home, but we did not receive a separate form for one of the children. So the information for that child is part of it.
Professor Paul Spoonley says Stats NZ head Liz Macpherson must make the case to the “failure”.
New Zealand Enterprise's chief economist, Eric Crampton, said census data needed to be "blocked" by the subscription, especially in measuring the Executive's good work program.
“If you can't match children appropriately with their parents because there are some things that are missing in the census, it will be more difficult to make a policy impact on children.”
Independent economist Brian Easton said that the gap in the census response was now so great that the data could be useless for research.
"We have been told that not all the patterns will cover all the questions that researchers use, and it is likely that many of the issues which are researched by researchers are due to the invalid patterns. "."
State services national spokesman Nick Smith said there would be a hole in the data "it will create problems for years when sharing tens of millions of dollars in funding".
“The problems with the 2018 Census are so serious that consideration should be given to the changes to the 2020 boundary limits and to bring the next Census to 2021.
Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern rejected the position of the Chief Statistician with the select committee, saying the post was independent from the Government.
Ardern addressed the funding decisions made previously by the National Government.
“Statistics have told us that they believe the existence of their data records are necessary to provide the information they need for Education and what is required. Be elected. [boundaries]. "
Simon Bridges, national director, said he was losing religion in New Statistics and was not willing to take funding decisions for him.
"It's really sad, it's great to be able to provide the Chief Statistician who doesn't want to give information."
There is an independent review of the 2018 Census process to come in July 2019.