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Read all the latest news about the delivery of the 2023 Census.
29 November 2023
Thank you to everyone who took part in the census - please watch our thank you video.
Data from the 2023 Census will start to be released from 29 May 2024, and then in a series of releases through to August 2025.
21 July 2023
Both the 2023 Census and the 2023 Disability Survey will deliver future data for disability services and support.
12 July 2023
Updated analysis estimates between 89 and 91 percent of the New Zealand usually resident population took part in the field collection phase of the 2023 Census, Stats NZ said today.
22 June 2023
There is still time to be counted in the 2023 Census but the clock is ticking down, with just one week to go until Aotearoa’s five yearly count of people and dwellings officially closes, Stats NZ said today.
8 June 2023
Stats NZ and South Seas Healthcare Trust, along with a wider network of partners through Le Afio’aga o Aotearoa, have partnered to support a final push for census responses in South Auckland.
7 June 2023
The latest details on census operations, partner activities, the Post-enumeration Survey, and close of census.
21 May 2023
A partnership between Stats NZ and the One New Zealand Warriors aims to support more people in the Hawke’s Bay to be counted in the 2023 Census, Stats NZ said today.
19 May 2023
Almost 4.5 million people have returned their census forms so far, and households that have not taken part yet can expect to receive a Final Notice about the census, Stats NZ said today.
4 May 2023
The 2023 Census shares the auspicious 4th of May with Star Wars fans as the last day people can complete their census forms [online] before receiving a Final Notice for the 2023 Census, Stats NZ said today.
27 April 2023
Census collectors will be in communities for one more week only, until 3 May, to support people to complete the census, Stats NZ said today.
31 March 2023
Over four million people have returned their Individual Forms for the 2023 Census, Stats NZ said today.
29 March 2023
A locally led, nationally supported, taskforce has been established to deliver the 2023 Census in the Hawke’s Bay and Te Tairāwhiti, Stats NZ said today.
24 March 2023
A programme to build awareness of the 2023 Census with school children resulted in 1,260 schools (1,530 classrooms) registering to take part, Stats NZ said today.
15 March 2023
If you have not taken part in the 2023 Census yet, there is support to help you do your part and complete your census forms, Stats NZ said today.
Alternate formats in te reo Māori to support accessibility and inclusion for tāngata whaikaha Māori and whānau hauā (Māori disabled) have been created for the 2023 Census, Stats NZ said today.
9 March 2023
People who missed out on completing their census forms by Census Day, Tuesday, 7 March 2023, still have time to take part and be counted, Stats NZ said yesterday.
6 March 2023
Last night Stats NZ counted more than 1 million individual census forms, two days out from census night.
27 February 2023
The 2023 Census will be extended for areas impacted by Cyclone Gabrielle while the rest of the country should complete the census by 7 March as planned, Stats NZ said today.
16 February 2023
Stats NZ is working closely with NEMA and other government agencies to understand the impacts on the North Island.
9 February 2023
A 2023 Census education campaign for students is being brought to life by dancer and entertainer Elvis Lopeti, Stats NZ said today.
4 February 2023
A major focus for the 2023 Census is ensuring it delivers for iwi and Māori, having taken valuable lessons and partners’ feedback on board, Stats NZ said today.
29 January 2023
Everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand on Census Day, 7 March 2023, will be asked to answer questions about themselves in the census. As a household there will also be questions about where you live, Stats NZ said today.
25 January 2023
Stats NZ has joined forces with New Zealand’s only scootering academy Just Scootering to bring the 2023 Census to South Auckland.
24 January 2023
With the signing of a Community Counts agreement on Friday, Te Uri o Hau became the latest Northland iwi to formally partner with Stats NZ for the 2023 Census.
The main marketing campaign for the 2023 Census has now begun, Stats NZ said today.
20 January 2023
Community organisation Fale Pasifika Te Tai Tokerau will be out and about helping the people of Northland complete their 2023 Census, thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed today with Stats NZ.
29 December 2022
With just 66 days (from 31 December) until the official five-yearly count of New Zealand’s people and dwellings, citizens, residents, and overseas visitors are just weeks away from taking part in the 2023 Census. Census Day is Tuesday, 7 March 2023.
22 December 2022
Around 3,000 temporary, paid census collector positions need to be filled from January to April next year. And while there has already been a great response to Stats NZ’s call for collectors, more are needed to make sure everyone is counted and represented in the 2023 Census.
Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi, representing the largest iwi in Aotearoa New Zealand, has signed an agreement with Stats NZ to boost its peoples’ participation in the 2023 Census and support the Community Counts initiative, aimed at increasing response rates for next year’s census, Stats NZ said today.
15 December 2022
Santa might be just days away from landing in Aotearoa New Zealand but there’ll be no rest in many households over the next couple of weeks as cooking, cleaning, and child-minding ramps up across the motu for the festive period.
13 December 2022
Age Concern New Zealand and Stats NZ are proud to announce the signing of a memorandum of understanding in support of the 2023 Census, Stats NZ said today.
8 December 2022
A memorandum of understanding aimed at raising participation levels among Northland’s Ngātiwai iwi in the 2023 Census has been signed in Whangārei, Stats NZ said today.
2 December 2022
An ambitious project to translate all the 2023 Census questions into New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) will help the Deaf Community participate more easily in the census next March, Stats NZ said today.
16 November 2022
New Zealand’s Rainbow communities are being encouraged to take part and be counted in the 2023 Census, Stats NZ said today.
1 November 2022
The safety and security of information gathered during the 2023 Census is our highest priority, Stats NZ said today.
28 September 2022
The next national census will be held on Tuesday, 7 March 2023, Stats NZ announced today.