New Zealand Census
New Zealand’s next census was held on Tuesday 5 March 2013. The census was due to be held in March 2011 but was postponed because of data collection difficulties arising from the Christchurch earthquakes.
Thanks for doing your Census online
A heartfelt thanks to library users who came in and completed their 2013 Census forms online! Census collectors have walked the length and breadth of the city delivering forms to every dwelling so by doing your forms online, it means you saved them a return visit! Census data is used by Council to plan services in your community - including what library services and resources our community needs! Keep an eye out for the release of census data later in the year - in October, new electoral boundaries (determined by census data) will be released; then general population data and social information will be released in December.
Not too late to do your Census online
Still time to fill in the Census. For anyone who hasn't completed census forms yet, there's still time! Until 27 March, 2013 you can quickly do them online (at www.census.govt.nz) - your Internet ID and Access Code are on your paper forms - or you can complete the paper forms and post them back to census. For further help or information, call 0800 CENSUS (0800 236787).
What is the census?
The census is the official count of how many people and dwellings there are in New Zealand. It takes place every five years. The information gathered helps with government planning for services such as hospitals, schools, transport and recreational facilities. It is also used to decide electoral boundaries. If you are not counted, essential services in your area could lose funding.
How does it work?
Census collectors deliver census forms and internet access codes to every household in New Zealand. You can complete your census forms online or on paper, in English or Māori. Census forms will start being delivered on 16 February and they can be completed online between 16 February and 17 March.
- Educational and community resources
- Information resources created by Statistics New Zealand to explain the census.
- Previous censuses
- Information from the 1996, 2001 and 2006 censuses.
- Information about early New Zealand censuses
- From our family history resources
- 1901 Census for England and Wales
- Official genealogy site of the Welsh and English census information for 1901. Comprehensive name index to over 32 million individuals. From The National Archives.
- UK Census Online
- This volunteer project aims to provide a
free-to-viewonline searchable database of the 1841–1891 UK census returns. Provides the ability to search over the records transcribed so far.
- Contains census and electoral rolls from United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Access this at any of our libraries.
- Gale Megasearch
- Search news, journal articles, encyclopædias and specialised reference sources. Suitable for school, business and academic use.
Use at a library or enter your library card & PIN.