Statistics and resources
The following page contains resources for the West Coast region that can help shape your business decisions.
Development West Coast has invested in Infometrics to provide readily accessible economic data for the West Coast.
The Infometrics online profile is an interactive and dynamic tool enabling users to delve down into the underlying data and compare the West Coast region with other regions in New Zealand.
The tool contains a wealth of information on the economy, labour market, standard of living, exports, tourism, business, skills, productivity and population.
Annual economic profile (year ended March 2020)
Infometrics' annual economic profile provides an in-depth description of the West Coast's economic structure and performance over the past year and previous years.
COVID-19 consumer spending dashboard
The COVID-19 Consumer Spend dashboard was developed by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to help users understand the impact of COVID-19 on consumer spending in NZ over time. The data comes from Marketview who provide MBIE with the underlying data for the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs).
The dashboard contains weekly consumer spend data that indicates change in expenditure patterns in the economy, and online spending data sourced from BNZ card holders showing how online spend has changed relative to physical spend (spending in person).
ASB Regional economic scoreboard
The economic performance of New Zealand’s 16 Regional Councils is ranked using the latest quarterly regional statistics on employment, construction, retail trade and house prices.
Visitor trends and insights
View the latest West Coast visitor trends and statistics. DWC in partnership with ChristchurchNZ are commissioning regular reports providing data on West Coast visitor trends and spending, and insights on accommodation occupancy and traffic flows.
Tourism evidence and insights centre
MBIE / DOC's Tourism Evidence and Insights Centre provides insights, data and information about tourism in New Zealand. These resources are for anyone wanting to know more about what's happening in the tourism sector - policy makers, tourism businesses and the general public.
Tourism Electronic Card Transactions
The Tourism Electronic Card Transactions (TECT) have been established by MBIE as an interim replacement for the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates.
Accommodation data programme
The Accommodation Data Programme (ADP) provides information about short-term accommodation activity at national, regional, and lower levels. It estimates the guest nights, occupancy rates and other measures relating to the accommodation industry.
Infometrics tourism dashboard
Infometrics provides annual data on tourism spending, employment and GDP contribution.
The domestic growth insight tool (DGiT) is an innovative online tool to help you boost the value you get from domestic tourism, it supports in identifying which Kiwi leisure travellers you target by understanding the holiday needs of the several audience segments that make up the domestic leisure travel market, from when they want to visit to their preferred type of accommodation.
Mood of the Nation reports
‘Mood of the Nation’ research commissioned by TIA and Tourism New Zealand measured New Zealanders’ perceptions of tourism. The survey is conducted twice a year, with over 1000 New Zealanders interviewed across the two surveys.
Key documents and resources
The following key documents will help you gain a better understanding of the West Coast region.
ECONOMIC REPORTS AND STRATEGY DOCUMENTS
- 2018-2025 West Coast Economic Development Strategy (PDF: 5.2MB)
- 2018 West Coast Business Opinion Survey (PDF: 5.5MB)
- 2017 Tai Poutini West Coast Economic Action Plan (PDF: 4.3MB)
- 2016 Tai Poutini West Coast Growth Study (PDF: 4.5MB)