Census is for everyone Mā ngā tāngata katoa te tatauranga

Census is for everyone Mā ngā tāngata katoa te tatauranga

What is the census? He aha te tatauranga?

The census is a nationwide survey that counts how many people and dwellings there are in Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides a snapshot of our society at a point in time. There is a census every five years and the next census is in early 2023.

How does the census help? He pēhea te Tatauranga e āwhina ai i a tātou?

The census is more than just a survey. Doing the census supports you and your community. Being counted helps government, councils, iwi, community groups, and businesses make decisions that affect you, your family, and your community.

Is my information kept private and safe? Ka noho matatapu, ka noho haumaru hoki ngā mōhiotanga mōku?

We know your information is very important to you. It is very important to us to protect your information, so you can feel confident sharing it with us. When you take part in the census, we have safeguards and procedures in place to keep your information private, secure, and confidential. 

What is new in the 2023 Census? He aha ngā mea hou i te Tatauranga 2023?

We are making some changes to make it easier for you to take part in the next census. There will be greater use of paper forms and more support to do the census. We have also established community engagement teams who are already working in communities to build understanding of what the census is.