Tatau tātou - All of us count

Hear the stories of communities around Aotearoa who benefit from the kind of data that is gathered in the census.

Tatau tātou - All of us count

Hear the stories of communities around Aotearoa who benefit from the kind of data that is gathered in the census.

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.


Hear how data has made a difference to communities around Aotearoa.

Data gives us power Hei homai hiko te raraunga ki a mātou

Census data helped Ezra Hirawani, Ben Armstrong and Nau Mai Rā supply affordable power to whānau across Aotearoa New Zealand.

If we have good specific data about what whānau are going through, then we can have bespoke solutions and make those kind of decisions to be able to deliver the impact for that problem.

Ezra Hirawani

Nau Mai Rā

Data protects and preserves our languages Hei tautiaki tēnei mea te raraunga i ō tātou reo

Census information showed speakers of Niue in New Zealand were declining. This data helped Mele Nemaia and the Vagahau Niue Trust to support the opening of the first bilingual teaching unit at Favona School. Here, more children learn to speak Niue and our culture is preserved.

The data collected gave us an opportunity for our language to grow and let us move forward.

Mele Fakatali Tiakia Nemaia

Vagahau Niue Trust

Data helps Te Tairāwhiti community build more houses Nā ngā raraunga i āwhina te hapori o Te Tairāwhiti kia hangaia ētahi atu whare

Thanks to data about the housing and health status of people in Te Tairāwhiti, Willie Te Aho and Toitū Tairāwhiti Housing Limited were able to work with government to get 51 new homes built in the community. Another 150 are planned.

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

Data helps Whānau Āwhina Plunket support children and their families Ka āwhinatia a Whānau Āwhina Plunket e ngā raraunga kia tautokona ngā tamariki me ō rātou whānau

Whānau Āwhina Plunket (Plunket) is a charity and New Zealand’s largest support service for the health and wellbeing of children under five and their families. Plunket uses census data to help source funding for its free nationwide support services.

Census data enables us to provide estimates for birth rates, deprivation levels, ethnicity, and population changes. We are often asked by funders to speak to these parameters so having a consistent data source is essential.

Lisa Hawes

Regional Grants Specialist, Whānau Āwhina Plunket

Data helps everyone Mā ngā raraunga ka āwhinatia te katoa

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