Regional Economic Activity Report

On: 15 October 2015

The 2015 Regional Economic Activity Report complements the Government’s Business Growth Agenda by providing improved information about the New Zealand economy from a regional perspective.

The aim of the report is to increase understanding of the New Zealand economy and its component regional economies. The report highlights trends, challenges and opportunities for each region to inform better decision making and planning.

This year’s report brings together official economic data on New Zealand’s 16 regions (as defined by regional council boundaries). The report includes a comparative analysis of all 16 regions, enlarged individual sections on each region, and a special feature on regional tourism, highlighting the impact of tourism in the regions and looking at which tourism markets are most important to which regions.

Online web tool and new mobile app

Complementing the 2015 Regional Economic Activity Report publication are an improved online web tool and a new mobile app, which is free to download.

Both of these products include regional data down to the territorial authority (TA) level. This data includes new estimates of TA gross domestic product and TA household income developed by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
The online web tool enables comparison of extensive regional data in maps and dynamic charts. Exploration of the data is made easy by the many options the web tool gives for displaying and comparing it.

The mobile app for smartphones makes access to economic information on regions easy and immediate. Key figures and charts quickly highlight essential data on household income, house prices, rents, employment rates, population and GDP.

The publication, web tool and mobile app are all available on the Regional Economic Activity Report section of this website.

[image] Regional Economic Activity Report 2015 cover.  [image] Web tool. [image] Mobile app.

Published report

Web tool

Mobile app


[image] RSS icon RSS feed

Keep up to date with the latest news from MBIE by subscribing to our RSS feed.

Subscribe now

[icon] Newspaper

Media contacts


Phone: 027 442 2141


Workplace Health and Safety

Phone: 021 823 007