Workload statistics for New Zealand courts and tribunals are now available online.
These key court statistics provide a picture of court workloads over the past 12 months, and are updated every six months.
Statistics are provided for courts by jurisdiction and location. The following categories of statistics are available for the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, District Courts, and Specialist Courts and Tribunals:
1. Court workloads
- New business
- Active cases
2. Waiting Times for scheduled hearings
- Information on waiting times to trial/defended hearing is also available for the High Court.
Definitions and glossary
Definitions are available within each spreadsheet.
A glossary of terms is available.
Note all annual Senior Courts statistics information for periods starting with 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 can be found at each court's page, specifically for
Annual courts statistics for all other courts and special jurisdictions will in due course be available on these webpages :
Archived courts statistics covering all jurisdictions are available here:
|Court workload is seasonal, especially relating to numbers of active cases. It can be misleading to compare active cases and/or waiting times at 30 June with those at 31 December.|
If you have any queries, please contact
Judicial media inquiries - Senior Courts (Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court)
- or contact Cate Brett - Chief Advisor Judicial Development and Communications
Judicial media inquiries - District Courts
- Phone: (04) 466 3487
- Cellphone : 027 882 2225
- Email: Marie McNicholas