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By Keith Rankin We often hear that the average annual wage in New Zealand is around $55,000; slightly more than $1,000 gross per week. This...

Keith Rankin's Chart for this Month: The Future of Work?   Chart and Analysis by Keith Rankin: Remember the 'knowledge economy'. It was a buzz-expression around 20...

Chart for this Month: Pregnancy Rates, New Zealand 1980 to 2017 Analysis by Keith Rankin Pregnancy rates have been dropping in New Zealand, especially since 2008....

Chart for this Month: Ages at Death, New Zealand 1957 and 2017 Analysis by Keith Rankin. This month's chart (a comparative histogram) shows the impact –...

Keith Rankin Analysis - The Government's new 'Employment' Contract The government has got it badly wrong with the new Policy Targets Agreement, its contract with...

Census Survey - Analysis by Keith Rankin I did an anonymous survey of my first year (tertiary) statistics and economic students. In West Auckland, while...

Chart for this Month: Correcting Regional Population Estimates Analysis by Keith Rankin. Regional population estimates are unreliable. The government should know (and publish) reliable quarterly population...

Will we keep living longer? - Analysis by Keith Rankin. A recent Economist article (Life Expectancy in America, 4 January) notes that actuarially-calculated life expectancy in...

Keith Rankin Analysis: Chart for this Month - 2020 Election – Change or No Change? With the political season having started already, and speculation already...

The Next Economic Correction By Keith Rankin. In September I published a chart showing that, over a century-and-a-half, economic growth has been lower in years ending...