Understanding NZ businesses and their dealings with government

Part of B4B’s role is to understand and support the diverse needs of New Zealand businesses. Stats NZ’s annually updated business demography statistics and MBIE’s small business factsheets (see below) provide a useful introduction to understanding New Zealand’s unique business landscape.

Beyond business demography

B4B’s ‘Beyond business demography’ factsheet aims to build on these resources by incorporating behavioural data from our own research, adding an additional layer of insight into what NZ business look like and how they operate. This is a snapshot of the information we consider when seeking to better understand the diverse situations and needs of NZ businesses.

Better for Business – Beyond business demography [PDF, 157 KB](external link)

Date published: October 2021 — based on data collected during 2016 - 2020

Business dealings with government

Our second factsheet provides a short introduction on how businesses engage with government based on findings from our bi-annual business Research Monitor.

Better for Business – Business dealings with government [PDF, 152 KB](external link)

Date published: October 2021 — Based on data collected during 2021

MBIE Small Business factsheet

The Small Businesses in 2021 factsheet is good as a reference guide. It brings together previously released data from a range of Stats NZ business surveys and summarises the results as they relate to small businesses specifically.

Small Businesses in 2021 – Factsheet  [PDF, 822 KB]

Published: 2021

Stats NZ New Zealand Business Demography Statistics

Business demography statistics provide an annual snapshot of the characteristics of New Zealand businesses. The statistics cover economically significant enterprises that produce goods and services in New Zealand.

New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2021(external link) — Stats NZ

Published: 2021

The B4B Business Research Monitor

Running since 2014, the bi-annual B4B Research Monitor provides a unique system-wide view of how Kiwi businesses experience government (both local and central).

The research provides insight into the world of government from a business’ perspective and is the only research of this type in New Zealand.

For more information about our Business Research Monitor or to request a copy of any of our reports, please contact us at betterforbusiness@mbie.govt.nz

Last updated: 23 June 2023