Adoption applications granted in New Zealand
2009–2018, % of applications with an outcome
Year is the calendar year of the adoption application outcome. This may not be the same year the application was filed.
Each adoption application represents one child.
Justice service area: Justice service areas are geographical groupings of individual court locations for administrative purposes. Prior to June 2017 a different administrative grouping, called service delivery areas, was used.
The court location is the location of the court where the application was filed or granted (eg Wellington District Court is recorded as Wellington).
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Limitations of the data
A small number of records in the Ministry of Justice database are missing some details.
Changes to data collection/processing
From 29 April 2016, the Ministry of Justice sources courts data from the new Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), rather than the justice sector data warehouse (ISIS) used over recent years. Changes in data processing may cause small differences if compared current output with similar results produced before 29 April 2016.
Data provided by
Justice Statistics: Children adopted 2018
How to find the data
At URL provided, download 'View or download the children adopted data tables [XLSX, 412 KB]' file.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Justice Statistics: Children adopted 2018
From the dataset Justice Statistics: Children adopted 2018, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: 2.Granted applications by court
- Provided: 40 data points
This data forms the table Justice - Adoption applications outcomes 2009–2018.
Dataset originally released on:
March 19, 2019
About this dataset
Adoption information data includes the number of applications filed and granted, court locations, and the age and gender of children adopted.
Method of collection/Data provider
Adoption application data is extracted from a live data warehouse that is used for operational purposes. This means that data will be updated through late data entry and active applications progressing through the court process. Therefore, this data may differ to data reported elsewhere with a different extraction date.