Patterns across debtors and debt to government

Patterns across debt and debtors to government
28 Feb 2022

This report summarises analysis of debt owed to the government. Using the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) the research explores groups of people that are in debt to the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Justice, and Inland Revenue, or to two or all of these agencies.


This report builds on our previous analysis and describes results from further analysis using debt records through to September 2020. We examined several areas where additional investigation was identified as worthwhile. Like our previous work, the results from this analysis are not intended to aid debt recovery, but to fill gaps in our understanding about the nature and characteristics of debt and debtors.

Page last modified: 31 Jan 2023