Carers receiving child support and liable parents in New Zealand

As at March 2003–2017, thousands

Definitions

Child support: financial support paid by parents who either don't live with their children, or who share care of their children with another person. This usually happens when:
- a couple with children split up
- two people not living together have a child, or
- the children don't live with either parent.

Liable parent: A parent of a qualifying child who is normally required to pay child support.
Receiving carer: A parent or carer of a qualifying child who is normally entitled to receive child support from a liable parent. They must have at least 35% care to receive child support.

Other definitions of terms used in this dataset can be found at https://www.ird.govt.nz/aboutir/external-stats/tax-statistics-definitions.html

Data provided by

Inland Revenue

Dataset name

Tax Statistics: Child support customers and cash collection 2017

Webpage:

https://www.ird.govt.nz/aboutir/external-stats/social-policy/child-support-cust-and-cash/

How to find the data

At URL provided, download the Excel data for 'Child support customers and cash collection 2008 to 2017'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Tax Statistics: Child support customers and cash collection 2017

From the dataset Tax Statistics: Child support customers and cash collection 2017, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Archives
  • Range: B6:R13
  • Provided: 47 data points

This data forms the table Tax - Child support customers and cash collection 2001–2017.

Dataset originally released on:

November 21, 2017

About this dataset

This section provides data on the number of child support customers and cash collection from liable parents.

Method of collection/Data provider

Tax statistics include only data collected by Inland Revenue.
Some numbers in the tables are rounded, which means the totals are not always consistent with the sums across the corresponding categories.
Tax statistics are dynamic and are continuously updated due to return filing processes. The data is correct as of the date of extraction.