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
You need to follow some rules when you use this website.
Census.govt.nz (‘this website’) is a website operated by Stats NZ in order to inform people about and to conduct the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings.
We recommend you only access census.govt.nz and test.census.govt.nz using standard web browsers and screen-reading software to ensure full functionality of the site.
You should not attempt to use this website in any other way without our consent, including:
You cannot replicate this website or access any of the administrative or development functions for it without our consent.
We take care that the information on this website is accurate and up to date, but we do not guarantee it.
We recommend you:
The platform and tools we are using for this site have been chosen carefully, but because the internet is not completely secure, we cannot make any guarantee. You are responsible for making sure your computer system is secure.
Stats NZ accepts responsibility for the security of the information we receive from you, and we take precautions to ensure the security of data submitted over the internet.
We take reasonable care when we link to other websites, but we have no control over what is on them or what happens when you access them.
Links and references to websites, organisations, or people outside Stats NZ are meant to be useful, but they are not an endorsement.
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We cannot guarantee that this website will always be available for your use. If we need to, we will take the website offline or remove information on it. This may happen at any time, and we do not have to give anyone notice before it happens.