Statistics New Zealand is currently implementing the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006 into all industry based statistics. This is a multi-year work programme that will conclude in 2012.
ANZSIC was first developed by Statistics NZ and the Australian Bureau of Statistics in the 1990s to reflect the structure of Australian and New Zealand industries and improve comparability with other countries’ statistics. The new industry classification, ANZSIC 2006, aims to better present the current structure of the New Zealand economy and therefore helps to maintain the relevance of Statistics NZ economic statistics (Statistics NZ, 2008a). Custodian: Statistics New Zealand