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2023 Census news

Read all the latest news about the delivery of the 2023 Census.

2023 Census to help shift outcomes for Māori

2023 Census to help shift outcomes for Māori

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.

What you will be asked in the 2023 Census

What you will be asked in the 2023 Census

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.

Scooter Academy supports 2023 Census in South Auckland

Scooter academy supports 2023 Census in South Auckland

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.

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Te Uri o Hau signs 2023 Census Community Counts agreement

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.


2023 Census - It is about all of us

24 January 2023

The main marketing campaign for the 2023 Census has now begun, Stats NZ said today.

Fale Pasifika to bring extra census support to Te Tai Tokerau

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.

Countdown to the 2023 Census

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.

Become a census collector for the 2023 Census

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.

Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest iwi on board for the 2023 Census

22 December 2022

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.

Unpaid work ramps up as Santa prepares to head South

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.

Older people to receive Age Concern support in the 2023 Census

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.

Stats NZ signs agreement with Te Iwi o Ngātiwai to support 2023 Census

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.

Deaf community to receive more support in the 2023 Census

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.

New Zealand’s Rainbow communities encouraged to take part and be counted in the 2023 Census

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.

Keeping census data safe is a priority for Stats NZ

1 November 2022

The safety and security of information gathered during the 2023 Census is our highest priority, Stats NZ said today.

2023 Census announced

28 September 2022

The next national census will be held on Tuesday, 7 March 2023, Stats NZ announced today.