There is still time to complete the census If you do not have what you need to take part, you do not need to wait for us. You can get an access code sent to you by SMS text message. If you have any questions, please call us on 0800 CENSUS (0800 236 787).

All of us count Tatau tātou

All of us count Tatau tātou

There is still time to take part in the 2023 Census

Thank you to everyone who has completed their census forms. If you have not completed them yet, do it now. There is still time to take part in the 2023 Census.

If you have not yet got a census pack, you do not need to wait for us. Get an online access code or paper forms by following the links above, or contact us for anything you need.

Communities most impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle and recent flooding will continue to have more time and support to take part.

Post-census day reminder letter

After every census day, we contact households which may not have finished the census yet. One of the ways we do this is with reminder letters. The first of these post-census day letters will start arriving this week.

Learn more about the reminder letter

Census support

If you, or anyone you know wants support to take part in the census, we are here to help. You can also find us at census support events and locations around the country.

Find a census support event or location near you

Census response update

As of 9am Friday 24 March 2023, 3,875,183 people have completed their Individual Forms. Learn more about the census tally.

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

2023 Census is our chance to represent ourselves, our families, whānau, communities, and cultures.

Census gives us the power to create change that benefits all of us; in our lives, towns, schools, hospitals, and streets.

When we all take part in the 2023 Census, all of us count - Tatau tātou.

How you will get your 2023 Census forms Ka pēhea koe e whiwhi ai i ō puka Tatauranga 2023

Before census day, we will deliver you what you need to do the census. This will come to your dwelling (the place where you live or stay).

Depending on where you live, a census collector may visit, or you may get something in your letterbox.

Get face-to-face support to complete your census forms

You can get face-to-face support to complete your census forms at community places and events throughout the country, or online.

You may see these referred to sometimes as "assisted completion locations" or "assisted completion events".

Trained staff at these places and events can answer your questions, support you to answer the questions in your census forms, and provide internet access and a device to complete your forms online.

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

The census counts every person in Aotearoa New Zealand, and the places where they live or stay.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The more data we have about our communities, the more positive change we can make.

Neo Kenny