2018 Census

February 9, 2018

The census is the official count of how many people and dwellings we have in New Zealand. Every five years Statistics NZ runs the census and the next census will on the 6th of March, with most of the information aimed at being collected online. Everyone, who is in New Zealand on Census day gets counted, regardless of their visa status, or ethnic background. This year, our Team will be working with the ethnic communities in Auckland to inform and assist them with the Census process. If you need any help, please connect with is on email at communications@arms-mrc.org.nz or call on 09 625 2440.

Why you should take part

Information from the census helps determine how billions of dollars of government funding is spent across New Zealand. Because the information collected is about everyone in New Zealand, it can be used to inform decisions and make plans about services and where they should be, such as hospitals, kōhanga reo, schools, roads, and public transport. Councils, iwi, and businesses use census information to help work out the core needs of their area or services. Community groups and organisations use the information to support funding applications and make the case for improvements within their communities.

How will Census Information be collect?

The census forms, both for individuals and household can be completed online on various devices: mobile phone, desktop, laptop, tablet. An access code will be sent via post to every household in New Zealand, which should be used to complete the online forms. Paper forms will still be available for those who prefer them. A Language support line is also available to assist people with their forms.

To find out more about the census, visit https://www.census.govt.nz/