This website can be viewed in English or te reo Māori.
For the 2023 Census, we are preparing information in a range of other languages.
About the census
The census is run every five years and benefits everyone
Why the census matters
Hear the stories of communities around Aotearoa who benefit from the kind of data that is gathered in the census.
Our processes and policies keep your information safe
We collect some information when you browse this website.
Find out what happens to your personal information when you use this website, subscribe to our newsletter, or contact us.
Find out how we keep your census information safe
We collect information to help us to respond to feedback or requests you send us, send you information you have subscribed to, and to improve this website.
We collect the following information when you use this website:
We use Google Analytics to understand are report on traffic to the website Safeguarding your data – Google Analytics
To help us understand how people interact with their online census forms, we collect limited web analytics.
The main things we collect using web analytics are:
This information helps us understand what areas might be challenging for people, and where we can do more work to make it easier for people to fill in their forms.
The platform and tools we are using have been chosen carefully.
Any information you share, such as your name or email address, will only be used for the purpose you intended.
We cannot guarantee the privacy or confidentiality of any information you email to us because the internet is not fully secure. However, we will keep the information you send us private, and we will not share your email address.
You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you. This includes any information you supply in a census form, either on paper or online. You also have the right to correct non-census information we hold about you.
To request a copy of your personal information or your completed census form, contact our Information Centre: