All of us count Tatau tātou

All of us count Tatau tātou

Tuesday 7 March 2023 is Census Day Ko te Rātū 7 Poutūterangi 2023 te Rā Tatauranga

The census is a survey of everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand. It counts every person in the country, and the places where they live or stay.

The census gives us the most complete picture of life around the country, and in each of our communities.

The next census is on Tuesday 7 March 2023. But you can do the census as soon as you get your forms and instructions. Stats NZ will start delivering these in February 2023.

Why we all do the census, and why it matters Te take e mahi nei mātou i te tatauranga, te take hoki i hira ai

By doing the census, you help create a clearer picture of what you, your family, and your community need.

By knowing these needs, government agencies, councils, iwi, community groups and businesses can plan how to respond to them.

Your census answers, combined with everyone else's, help groups like these help us all.

New in the 2023 Census He kaupapa hou mō te Tatauranga 2023

Many parts of the 2023 Census are the same as past censuses. But we are doing some things in new ways. These will make it easier to take part, and for us all to see ourselves in the data that is collected.

Story of the haehae whakarare

To weave the value of inclusion throughout the 2023 Census campaign, our agency Te Takere worked with Te Amokura designer Jhaymeān Terekia to create a tohu; a symbol of people coming together.

Doing the 2023 Census Te whakaoti i te Tatauranga 2023

All of us count. And because the census is so important, the law requires us all to do it.

Every person who is in Aotearoa New Zealand on the night of Tuesday 7 March 2023 must take part in the 2023 Census.

Stats NZ will start delivering census forms and instructions in February 2023. You will be able to do the census online or on paper, in English or te reo Māori.

Keeping your information private, safe, and confidential Te tiaki i ō mōhiotanga kia tūmataiti, kia haumaru, kia matatapu hoki

Your information is important. So we keep it private, secure, and confidential.

We group your answers with everyone else’s answers before we release them. No one will be able to link you with your individual answers.

Data is important. Data underpins the needs of our whānau, and when we understand the needs, it's easier for us to plan on how we deliver on those needs.

Willie Te Aho

Toitū Tairāwhiti Housing Limited