Data Project

The Data Project was established to provide Bay of Connections, key stakeholders and industry with information and insights that are valuable, timely and easy to understand.

This kaupapa aims to provide relevant economic data – at a national, regional, sub-regional and/or district level, as required – to support our key stakeholders in their own planning and decision making, for inclusion in various reports and to support engagement with Government and potential investors.

A key activity in the past two years has been the establishment of the Regional Data Group, comprised of data analysts and representatives from EDAs, councils and other organisations from across the region. Meeting quarterly, the group hear from relevant speakers from across New Zealand, and shares insights from their local areas. A key outcome has been the agreement of common datasets and categorisations for consistency in publicly released information and reporting to organisational leaders.

An overview of the Bay of Plenty’s economic profile and links to data sources can be found in our Information Hub.