Thursday, July 18, 2024

A million Kiwis complete census

A million people completed their individual 2023 Census form last night – two days out from Census night, Stats NZ said today.

Stats NZ will publish a daily ‘2023 Census tally’ from today.

“It is great to see so many people completing their census forms ahead of Census Day,” Simon Mason, Deputy Government Statistician and Deputy Chief Executive Census and Collection Operations, said.

“Stats NZ recognises the public interest in the progress of the 2023 Census. Completed census forms have been flowing in since late February, with many people choosing to complete their forms early.”

The aim is for the whole country, excluding areas affected by Cyclone Gabrielle whose response will come later, to complete their census forms by Census Day.

“Completing your census forms on time means fewer non-responding households will need to be visited after Census Day,” Mr Mason said.

“Now more than ever we want people to complete their census forms, so we can pivot in the coming weeks to support the people in areas impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle to be heard and counted.

“So please New Zealand, make sure you complete your census forms by census night!”

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