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Active NZ Data Visualisation Tool

Active NZ Data Visualisation Tool

Explore and visualise Active NZ survey data across New Zealand and in your region.

The Data Visualisation Tool provides the sector with access to relevant information from Sport NZ's Active NZ survey. The survey collects participation data from ages 5-plus across New Zealand, and this tool displays the data that has been collected from 2018 and 2019.

Built on the software platform, Tableau, the tool allows you to delve into data across New Zealand and specific to your region. The dashboards will also help you drill down into targeted insights, and you can easily share the information you find via email.

How to use the tool

The tool is best viewed on a computer, rather than a mobile device. If using Explorer as a browser, click on the 'Full Screen' icon at the bottom right of your screen to enable the menus to work properly.

There is a lot of data to load, so please allow a few seconds for initial processing.

Start: Click on 'Get started' below. This will bring you to the Results Summary page. Here you can click on any topic of interest to explore it further. To return to the Results Summary page, simply click on the menu icon again.

Explore: Clicking on a topic will bring you to the Demographic Dashboard for that topic. Here you can get an overview of different demographics, for example age, gender, ethnicity, deprivation decile, disability status or smoking behaviour. To reset your selected filters, click on the reset icon at the bottom of the page.

Explore further: To explore the data some more, click on the New Zealand map to take you to the Regional Dashboard. Here you can look at a specific region or slice the data however you want by selecting any of the groups up the top, for example an 18-24 year old European female with a disability.

Please note, the Data Visualisation Tool will not be updated with 2020 data, due to the Covid-19 disruption.

If you have any questions, please email us at

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