Tatau tātou - All of us count

Tatau tātou - All of us count

Your data is helping your community Kei te āwhinatia ō raraunga i tō hapori

Government agencies, councils, iwi, community groups, and businesses use data to make decisions and plans that affect us all.

By taking part in the census you help create a better understanding of your community and what it needs.

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.

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.