Using Growing Up in New Zealand data

Growing Up in New Zealand provides a wealth of valuable information about what it’s like to be a child growing up in the complex world of 21st Century New Zealand

The data gathered from more than 6,000 children and their whānau as part of this longitudinal study offers valuable insights into children and their family's:

  • Health and wellbeing 
  • Psychosocial and cognitive development
  • Education
  • Family/whānau
  • Culture and identity
  • Societal context and neighbourhood environment

If you work in research, policy development, service delivery, with a Government department or an NGO, the Growing Up in New Zealand data sets could provide valuable insights to benefit your work.

You can access the data either by: 

  • Commissioning a bespoke report ;
  • Requesting access to the anonymised data set for independent research; or
  • Working with the Growing Up research team either as a collaborator or student.

Please direct all data access queries to the Growing Up Data Access Coordinator


All access to Growing Up in New Zealand data is controlled by a Data Access Protocol and all requests are reviewed by a Data Access Committee.

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