Interactive New Zealand Injury Statistics

NZ Injury Query System (NIQS).

NIQS is a simple online injury query system which lets you quickly produce New Zealand non-fatal and fatal injury related statistics based on parameters such as year, age group, geographic area, cause, and intent.

NIQS can run two types of queries, fatal and non-fatal. Fatal queries let you to see the number and rate of injury deaths in New Zealand based on data from coronial records. Non-fatal queries allow you to do the same for injuries that result in admission to public hospitals in New Zealand. The vast majority of people requiring inpatient treatment for injuries are admitted to public hospitals, so this data provides a reasonable indication of serious injuries in New Zealand.

Customised Enquiries Service

NIQS is designed to quickly answer relatively basic questions. If you want to know something more specific then you should email your question to us at We may be able to dig a little deeper for you to provide more detailed injury statistics. Like NIQS above, this is a free community service funded by the Ministry of Health. We endeavour to respond to enquiries within five working days. If the matter is urgent, tell us. (Note that any request that would take us more than three hours, or requests for more than 30 hours per organisation per year are currently beyond the scope of this service.)

IPRU Fact Sheets and Reports

See also IPRU’s fact sheets and IPRU reports.

For other injury statistics


Statistics NZ Injury Information Portal provides information about NZ injury data and links for a number of data sources.

About the Data

Understanding NIQS Injury data
Ministry of Health Datasets

Phone: +64 3 479-7202

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