Personnel involved in research and development in New Zealand
By occupation and sector, as at 30 June 2016, number of full-time equivalents
Research and development (R&D): R&D performed by enterprises are generally investigative work that is of actual or potential use in the development of new or enhanced materials, products, devices, processes, or services. R&D directed towards duplicating work already developed by others is only included if the knowledge or technology required for the development is not available to the enterprise.
Researchers: professionals engaged in the conception, creation, and management of new knowledge, products, processes, methods, and systems.
Technicians: people performing technical tasks in support of R&D activity, normally under the direction and supervision of a researcher. The tasks include preparing experiments and charts and graphs, and taking records.
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Only businesses that Stats NZ pre-identified as carrying out R&D are included. The business sector includes central and local government-owned trading enterprises.
The government sector excludes central and local government-owned trading enterprises but includes scientific research.
The higher education sector includes 8 universities (and their commercial arms).
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Research and Development Survey: Personnel involved in research and development by industry and occupation (Annual-Jun) 2016
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Import & extraction details
From the dataset Research and Development Survey: Personnel involved in research and development by industry and occupation (Annual-Jun) 2016, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 5-11
- Columns: 2-253
- Provided: 1,008 data points
This data forms the table R&D - Personnel involved in research and development by industry and occupation as at 30 June 2010–2016.
Dataset originally released on:
March 29, 2017
About this dataset
The Research and Development Survey, conducted every two years, is a joint survey with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE). The survey measures the level of research and development (R&D) activity, employment, and expenditure by business sector enterprises, government departments, government-owned trading entities, and universities.
Method of collection/Data provider
The R&D Survey is a postal survey consisting of four questionnaires: a business questionnaire, a government questionnaire, a CRI questionnaire, and a higher education (universities) questionnaire. These questionnaires are specifically designed to capture data on R&D from these different organisation types.
Stats NZ requested information for the last financial year within the 12 months ending 30 September.