Statistics New Zealand follows the E-government guidelines, which aim to ensure that government websites are accessible to all users.
This means we also follow the W3C standards for HTML 4.01, CSS2, and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.
Access keys help you navigate this site by using keyboard shortcuts to get to important pages. To use an access key as listed below, hold the ALT key, press the corresponding access key, then press ENTER. The use of access keys may variety depending on your browser and operating system.
||List of access keys (this page)
||Census help homepage
||Search engine box
||Beginning of main content
||Go to govt.nz
Cascading style sheets
Statistics New Zealand uses Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) throughout the site to style web pages. The use of CSS means that web pages are smaller in size, and more accessible to all browsers, especially less common browsers like screen readers (often used by visually impaired people) and handheld devices with small screens.
To view the site with CSS, you will need a browser that supports CSS level 2 or greater.
Unfortunately, many older browsers don't support the CSS standard properly, and may fail to render web pages correctly, leaving them 'funny looking', and occasionally unreadable. While we are aware of this problem, we have a policy of not writing CSS that only works in specific browsers – we must write CSS as per the CSS standard, which is designed to be used by all browsers.
Other browsers that simply choose not to support CSS will render plain HTML and should not have any readability problems.
Information about changing the font size can be found on the site help page.