Prices - Change in cost of living by household group 2008 Q2–2020 Q4
All households: All private New Zealand-resident households. This is the target population for the Household Economic Survey (HES).
Beneficiary: Households where the highest-income recipient receives a benefit payment, classified as a ‘main benefit’ in the Household Economic Survey.
Equivalisation: A technique that adjusts expenditure/income information to help compare economic standard of living across households.
Expenditure (quintiles): Equivalised household expenditure. Five groups from low to high.
Income (quintiles): Equivalised household disposable income. Five groups from low to high.
Māori: Households where at least one member has reported Māori ethnicity (as one of their ethnicities).
Superannuitant: Households where the highest-income recipient received a New Zealand government pension.
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Data provided by
Household Living-cost Price Index: All groups for New Zealand, percentage change (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) December 2020
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Economic Indicators' > 'Household living-costs price Indexes - HPI' > 'HLPI All groups (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)'. All variables were selected to generate this dataset. Figure.NZ has calculated the quarter-on-quarter percentage changes and the year-on-year percentage changes based on the index provided by Stats NZ.
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Household Living-cost Price Index: All groups for New Zealand, percentage change (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) December 2020, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 5-55
- Columns: 2-45
- Provided: 2,072 data points
Dataset originally released on:
February 05, 2021
About this dataset
The household living-costs price index (HLPI) provides insights into the inflation experienced by 13 different household groups: beneficiaries, Māori, income quintiles (five groups), expenditure quintiles (five groups), and superannuitants. An all-households HLPI is published for comparison.
Purpose of collection
This series was created to better reflect the inflation experienced by different demographic groups, according to their respective consumption of goods and services.