So how did you do? Were your assumptions in line with the data?

How well did you incorporate the impact of the Global Financial Crisis? It appears to have had a direct impact on household incomes, the unemployment rate, the government's debt, net migration, and greenhouse gas emissions.

Perhaps the most surprising chart is the housing affordability one. The data is from the Massey University Home Affordability Report, and clearly Auckland house prices are not the only factor driving national housing affordability.

These datasets provide a limited snapshot of the most recent Labour and National governments. If you want to explore further or understand the origin of the data the notes below have links to the original datasets.

Notes

  • Early childhood education spending only includes the appropriation 'Early Childhood Education' and is calculated as a percentage of the total Education vote. For more details see the Treasury's budget data archive.
  • District health board funding only includes funding directly allocated to the DHBs which was derived from the Treasury's budget data archive.
  • Inflation adjustments were carried out using Stats New Zealand's All groups Consumer Price Index
  • Population estimates, unemployment rates, net migration values, and average household income were drawn from Statistics New Zealand data releases.
  • Housing affordability data is from Home Affordability Report conducted by the Massey University Real Estate Analysis Unit
  • Immigration data is from Immigration New Zealand
  • Due to a change in the way the New Zealand Police report data in 2014 the crime data is a synthesis of data from Statistics New Zealand and the State Services Commision
  • Thanks to Adam Pearce for open sourced code.