Need Paper Census Forms?
The 2018 Census is online, but we know some people don't have access to the internet; or simply prefer paper forms. If that's you, please follow the steps below once you have received your access code letter and we'll send paper forms out to you.
To request a paper form:
- Call our helpline on 0800 CENSUS (0800 236 787), and select the option to request paper forms. Alternatively, you can request paper forms online. You will need to authorise that you (or the person you are calling on behalf of) is a resident of the address. To help with this, have your access code letter handy.
- Once your paper forms are ordered, they will be sent to you via mail so check your letterbox.
- Complete your census (making sure you complete all forms that were supplied).
- Place your completed census forms in the envelope supplied and post them to the return address. This is an important step to ensuring we register your completion - our new process means that you should not wait for a field officer to collect these.
Do you need bilingual paper census forms?
You can complete the census online in English or Te Reo Māori; but if you cannot complete your census online, paper still works. To organise bilingual paper forms, follow the steps outlined above and request a bilingual form pack.
Ka taea te whakaoti te tatauranga ā-ipurangi i roto i te reo Ingarihi, te reo Māori rānei; otirā mēnā kāore ka taea te whakaoti ā-ipurangi, ka taea hoki te pepa. Kia whakarite ngā rārangi pātai reorua, whāia ngā tohutohu kei runga ake, ā, tonoa mō tētahi pīkau rārangi pātai reorua.