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Stats NZ

Unleashing the power of data to change lives

Welcome to the Statistical Analyst Recruitment Portal.   Here you will find information about Stats NZ and the opportunities offered in the Statistical Analyst roles.  We will also explain the recruitment process and steps you will need to follow to make an application.

Who we are

Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa is New Zealand’s official data and statistics agency. Our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives. We lead the way for New Zealand’s data future, and we’re looking for passionate people to help us do this.

We’re responsible for collecting and releasing data safely. We provide statistics and insights that help key decision makers make informed decisions for the betterment of New Zealand. We also provide expert advice and support to others who work with data and statistics.  We have a proud history as a reliable government department, always operating with integrity and being fair, impartial, responsible, and trustworthy in everything we do.

At Stats NZ, you can expect to work with fantastic people in a flexible work environment where diversity is celebrated.

You will work with customers across New Zealand. We generate critical economic statistics like the Consumer Price Index and National Accounts to inform financial decisions for the nation.  Our business indicators, population statistics, census and environmental reporting help inform national policy decisions right through to supporting better decision-making for communities, small businesses, iwi and individuals.

We offer the opportunity for secondments, rotations, membership of international communities of practice, time to publish and present research, and to collaborate and influence across the sector.

Showcasing the Integrated Data Infrastructure

The Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) is New Zealand’s world-leading, innovative and powerful research database containing linked data about people and households. Datasets are integrated from a range of government agencies, Stats NZ surveys, and NGOs in a secure way that protects privacy. These datasets now total over 45, with updates and new datasets being added quarterly.

Integrated data gives researchers a wide, cross-sector view, meaning they can investigate questions that were previously unanswerable. This research covers a broad range of topics, including premature babies, homelessness, and the labour market – all with the end goal of improving outcomes for all New Zealanders. See the video below to show how it works.  This is one area where you could be working if successful as a Statistical Analyst.

IDI diagramClick here to view the IDI Video

Click here to find out more about the IDI

Statistical Analyst Career Opportunities

We are seeking inquisitive and driven individuals interested in Statistical Analyst roles, ranging from graduate level to Statistical Analyst Level Two, who are passionate about telling the stories of New Zealand through data. We currently have a range of permanent and fixed term positions.  We want you to be part of our amazing team!

Download a position description for a Statistical Analyst Level 1

Download a position description for a Statistical Analyst Level 2 

How to Apply

The recruitment process involves submitting your CV and an Application Form which allows us to get a feel for your preferences and background.  Following this you will be notified whether or not you have made it to the next stage which would involve a phone interview.  An outline of the stages in the process is provided below:

  • Review of your CV and Application Form
  • Phone Interview with H2R Recruitment Specialist
  • Psychometric Profiling (online)
  • Panel Interview/Presentation with Stats NZ Hiring Managers
  • Reference and Background Checks
  • Job Offer

We will be narrowing down applications throughout each stage to arrive at the final pool of applicants.  You will be notified by H2R whether you have been successful or not at each stage.  Below is the link to download an application form and to make your application.  It is important that you submit your application through the online portal to ensure it is included in the process.   If you have any questions please feel free to call either Anita Jones or Kirsty Brown at H2R on 04 4999471.

Download the Stats NZ Cover Letter/Application Form

Once you have completed your Cover Letter/Application Form and CV, click on the link below to submit your application.

Submit CV and Application Form