Understanding Aotearoa and our communities during COVID-19.

Data Ventures has been called into support workstreams inside the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) which is what currently directs New Zealand while under a national emergency.

We have been tasked with supplying critical data sets such as Population Density and Spend Density, along with brokering Stats NZ expertise and insights where needed at speed.

Our population – mobility during COVID-19

Mobility index for the population in New Zealand in six key areas[2] over COVID-19. Our mobility measure[4] is created using the difference between maximum and minimum population estimates in areas of New Zealand over a day. This allows us to get an idea of mobility between each day of 2020 in this report compared to similar days from 2019.

View our latest reports to see how we compare to a normal week of 2019, and the last two weeks of COVID-19 Alert Levels.

As at: 18 May, 2020

COVID-19 Retail graph
COVID-19 Receational graph
COVID-19 Residential graph
COVID-19 Tourism graph
COVID-19 Transit graph
COVID-19 Work graph

NOTE: The vertical lines represent COVID-19 Alert Levels as they progressed, starting at the first line when NZ borders closed, through to Level 2 (coloured).

Uses of these insights: Observe the populations pattern prior to COVID-19 up until a few days ago to look at COVID-19 in a macro view. We will highlight any announcements and decisions along the way with lines and add to the key above. COVID-19 References

COVID-19 Population Reports

How we are behaving as a population during COVID-19 and beyond.

Updated: 20 May, 2020

Population Report – 18 May, 2020

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Population Report – 11 May, 2020

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Population Report – 04 May, 2020

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ANZAC Report – 28 April, 2020

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Population Report – 20 April, 2020

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Easter Report – 15 April, 2020

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Supporting the prediction of COVID-19 spread in New Zealand

While we all talk about flattening the curve, we are helping feed data into predicting the curve. Population Density is a critical dataset to help understand areas of risk in New Zealand, and is an input into epidemiological models to predict the different scenarios of COVID-19 in New Zealand.

Finding the lost - see where the remaining tourists are in New Zealand

We have some work to do, but soon we will be able to help government locate where the short term overseas visitors are in the country. This is again to know where to put the right resources at the right time and place.

We're sure there are other ways these can help with New Zealand's understanding of COVID-19

We are still learning the full value of what our products can offer in the health, economic and wellbeing spaces. If there are other uses we need to be made aware of, get in touch.