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.
Mobility index for the population in New Zealand in six key areas over COVID-19. Our mobility measure 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.
How we are behaving as a population during COVID-19 and beyond.
Updated: 12th August, 2020
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.
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.