Options for a New Longitudinal Housing Survey in New Zealand: Summary of Feedback

In July 2012, Dave Mare from Motu Research circulated a paper that outlined options for initiating a new longitudinal household survey in New Zealand, and discussed a range of related issues. Feedback was invited from a range of interested parties. A brief set of prompts was provided to stimulate feedback, though was not intended to constrain the scope of feedback.

Later, a half-day workshop was held in Wellington on 20 August 2012. At the workshop, Dave Mare provided an overview of the issues and options and of the feedback received. The workshop also included a presentation by Mark Wooden, the Director of the Australian HILDA study, on "Lessons from HILDA", and a Statistics New Zealand presentation on "Longitudinal data - Recent Experience and Future Direction" by Anton Samoilenko.

This paper summarises feedback received on the prospect for a new longitudinal household survey. It provides a balanced account of the range of feedback received, and summarises the main points made by respondents. In many places, we have included quotations from respondents, indicated by italicisation and quotation marks.