Latest regional GDP data added to the Regional Economic Activity Report

March 9, 2016

New Zealand’s regional gross domestic product data, for the year ended March 2015, are now available via the Regional Economic Activity Report (REAR) website developed by Dragonfly.

Chris and Finlay worked with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to load Statistics NZ’s data into the website on the day it was released. The website helps Government make the data available across more channels.

“We update the report regularly, when new data is available,” says Chris.

“As long as the structure of the input data is the same, then the updating is automatic. That’s the beauty of the system we built, that it can get the information out to the public on the same day it’s released.”

The data is built onto a staging site at Dragonfly, checked by MBIE staff and then published. According to Statistics NZ, Auckland’s contribution to total GDP for the year ended March 2015 was 36.6 percent. Canterbury contributed 13.6 percent, with Wellington narrowly behind at 13.5 percent. The smallest contribution was from the West Coast region (0.7 percent). GDP in the Auckland region grew by 4.2% over the year to March 2015, while GDP in Southland shrank by 10.5% over the same period.

Explore the regional GDP below, visit the full REAR website, or read the Statistics NZ media release.