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Statistical and Data Analyst or Data System Analyst (x3 roles)

Stats NZ
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IT & computing
Auckland - Auckland
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Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

Population Insights and Agriculture

We have three roles available across our Auckland and Christchurch offices. 

Who we are

At Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa, our vision is to unleash the power of data to change lives. As New Zealand s official data and statistics agency, we are tasked with leading New Zealand s data future, enabling data-led innovation across society, the economy, and the environment.


The value you will bring

Population Insights (Christchurch, x2 roles)

As a Statistical and Data Analyst in Population Insights, you ll be focused on key population and demographic statistics for New Zealand. Your data analysis and interpretation will result in meaningful insights about migration, population estimates and projections, life tables, births, deaths, marriages, civil unions, divorces and abortions.


As a Data System Analyst, you will help Population Insights transform the way we process data. You will use your coding skills to build and improve processing systems and carry out data manipulation and statistical programming. This role would suit someone who is energetic, driven, and a real team player with excellent communication skills.


Agriculture (Auckland, x1 role)

As a Data System Analyst, you will work with an experienced team to help produce annual agricultural production statistics. You will use your technical skills to support and improve processing systems, manipulate data, and apply statistical concepts to our data from sampling to publishing outputs. This role would suit someone who is energetic, driven, and a real team player with excellent communication skills.


What will you bring to the role?

  • Apply analytical thinking to ensure results are reliable and correct
  • Analytical curiosity that drives you to solve problems
  • Communication skills that enable you to tell stories about New Zealanders using data
  • Willingness to be coached and take feedback
  • Experience with, or a willingness to learn, SAS, R and Microsoft Excel would be valuable


What s in it for you? 

  • A diverse, family-friendly workplace with a supportive team environment
  • A modern working environment in a central Christchurch or Auckland CBD location
  • Flexible working hours
  • The opportunity to work with passionate, dedicated teams who strive to make improvements while delivering a range of data and statistical products and services


We care about our people. We value your drive, energy, and inquisitive nature. Bottom line, we are in search of real people that don t believe in the status quo and seek to add value every day.

If you are a passionate and talented person who relishes the idea of becoming part of New Zealand s data system, then come join us!


If this job sounds like you, and for a copy of the Position Description, please click on the link below or copy and past it into your browser. 

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For more information about these roles please call Michelle Feyen on 021 195 2073, or email regarding the Population Insights roles, or for the Agriculture role please call Stuart Pitts on 021 527 302, or email 

For more about working for us, see 

Applications close:  Friday, 26 July 2019.

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