Latest Better Public Services results

The SSC has released the latest data. Some of the changes:

  • Working age people on benefits down from 321,869 to 279.769 – a 5.3% fall with long-term savings of $3.6 billion
  • Early childhood education attendance rate up from 94.7% to 96.6%
  • Immunisation rates up from 84.0% to 92.8%
  • Rheumatic fever hospitalisation rate per 100,000 down from 4.2 to 2.4
  • Substantiated child abuse down from 3,294 to 3,002
  • 18 year olds with NCEA Level 2 up from 74.3% to 83.3%
  • 25 to 34 year olds with NCEA Level 4 up from 51.9% to 56.5%
  • Crime rate down from 1,099 to 844 per 10,000 (but rising in last year)
  • Violent crime rate down from 117 to 105 per 10,000 (but rising in last year)
  • Youth crime rate down from 371 to 214 per 10,000 (but rising in last year)
  • Reoffending rate down 32.2% to 28.0% (but rising in last year)
  • Government transactions online increased from 29.9% to 52.2%

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