The Importance of New Zealand Non-Profits

Gathered here is research on the scale and significance of Non-Profits and their value in Aotearoa New Zealand.

This page compiles the 2004, and 2016 Statistics New Zealand reports on the Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account, along with some associated publications, and a recording of a webinar which was broadcast and recorded on June 28th 2016 to mark the release of the 2016 publication.

Counting What Matters Webinar June 2016

This webinar was presented by Ian McLeod (Statistics New Zealand) and Garth Nowland-Foreman (LEaD Centre for Not for Profit Leadership).

2016 Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account, Statistics New Zealand

2008 Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account, Statistics New Zealand

Research from our website

Earlier Research 

Further Resources from Statistics New Zealand

Available via the link, these resources below provide key data on not-for-profit organisations (NPOs) in Aotearoa New Zealand, including detailed information on the number of paid staff they employ, the main activity they carry out, and the definitions and groupings developed for the Non-Profit Institutions Satellite Account.


Satellite Accounts – Statistics NZ


“Overall, it looks like non profits, while crucial to New Zealand economy and society, are more precarious than they have been, for at least a decade and possibly longer.”

Garth Nowland-Foreman, director of LEaD Centre for Not for Profit Leadership, June 2016