Benefits - People receiving working age benefits by local board area in Auckland 2015 Q2–2020 Q2
Ministry of Social Development
Working age: Working-age clients are aged 18-64 years. This definition reflects the minimum age of eligibility for most main benefits and the age of qualification for New Zealand Superannuation.In some cases benefits may be received by individuals outside of 'working age' (i.e. 18-64 years). Examples of this include individuals being eligible for a benefit from a younger age, or people over 65 years receiving the Emergency Benefit due to residency issues impacting on their eligibility for superannuation.
Ethnicity: Ethnicity data is self-identified and multiple ethnicities may be chosen by an individual as fits their preference or self-concept. Multiple selected ethnicities are then prioritised into a hierarchy. The Māori ethnicity has the highest priority in this hierarchy, followed by Pacific peoples. NZ European has the lowest priority.
Continuous duration: The length of time the client has continuously been receiving any main benefit.
Other main benefits: includes the remaining benefit categories such as Emergency Benefit and working-age Youth Payment/Young Parent Payment (YP/YPP).
Limitations of the data
This data excludes recipients in Auckland whose Local Board was unknown or unrecorded. For that reason, the total number may be lower than the actual number of people on benefits in the Region.
This dataset excludes non-working age people who receive a benefit.
Data provided by
Benefit Fact Sheets: Auckland Boards data tables June 2020
How to find the data
At URL provided, under Excel Tables, select 'Auckland Boards data tables - June 2020'.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Benefit Fact Sheets: Auckland Boards data tables June 2020
From the dataset Benefit Fact Sheets: Auckland Boards data tables June 2020, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Timeseries - last 5 years
- Provided: 441 data points
Dataset originally released on:
July 18, 2020
About this dataset
The Benefit Fact Sheets provide a high-level view of trends in benefit receipt.