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Register of government mandated data standards

This register is the definitive list of approved mandated data standards. Prior to 2021, mandated standards were called data content requirements – you might still see this wording for the three standards that were mandated before 2021.

Approved mandated standards

Date of birth
Person name
Street address

What topics will be mandated in future?

The current topics identified by the system leaders (Information Group) to be mandated standards are:

  • gender and sex
  • ethnicity
  • Iwi affiliation
  • Māori descent
  • Māori business

If you would like to suggest topics to be considered in the mandating process, contact datalead@stats.govt.nz.

Date of birth

Description

The date of birth is the year, month, and day a natural person was born. This should be used to format date of birth data for sharing purposes.

The standard

ISO 8601 - 1:2019 Date and time — representations for information interchange — part 1: basic rules

Approval date

12 December 2019

Effective date

2 April 2020

Review date

Undetermined

Date of birth data content requirement [HTML]
Date of birth data content requirement [PDF 294 KB]

Person name

Description

Person name is the name of a natural person. This should be used to format person name for sharing purposes.

The standard

NZ Government OASIS CIQ Name Profile

Approval date

12 December 2019

Effective date

2 April 2020

Review date

Undetermined

Person name data content requirement [HTML]
Person name data content requirement [PDF 344 KB]

Street address

Description

An address is structured information that allows the unambiguous determination of an object (that may be assigned an address) for the purposes of identification and location. This should be used to format street address for sharing purposes.

The standard

ISO 19160-1:2015 Addressing Part 1: Conceptual Model

Approval date

12 December 2019

Effective date

2 April 2020

Review date

Undetermined

Street address data content requirement [HTML]
Street address data content requirement [PDF 515 KB]

Contact us

If you’d like more information, have a question, or want to provide feedback on this page, email datalead@stats.govt.nz.

Content last reviewed 22 April 2021.

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