The Statistics New Zealand Disability Survey is the main source of information for estimating how many disabled people are in New Zealand. It provides information on the experiences of disabled people, and how well they are faring across a range of housing, economic, and wellbeing outcomes. It is also a key source of information that government and other organisations use to understand the needs of disabled people and plan services for them.
On Monday 6 September, Statistics NZ began consulting on the content of the 2023 Disability Survey. This consultation process will run until Friday 29 October 2021.
The 2023 Disability Survey will be the first national disability survey to be carried out since 2013, and Statistics NZ is inviting feedback on the content of the survey to ensure it continues to meet data needs.
This consultation presents an opportunity to hear from disabled people, and more accurately reflect their views in the next survey.
If you would like to make a submission, visit this page on the Statistics NZ website. Here you can read the consultation document, access plain language and easy read information sheets and make your submission.
Submissions close 29 Oct 2021, 5pm and can be made in writing, video or audio recording.
For any questions or if you need extra help email DisabilitySurvey2023@stat.govt.nz or call Katy Auberson on 04 931 4885 or 0508 525 525 toll-free from within New Zealand