There is still time to complete the census If you do not have what you need to take part, you do not need to wait for us. You can get an access code sent to you by SMS text message. If you have any questions, please call us on 0800 CENSUS (0800 236 787).

Your information Ngā kōrero mōu

Our processes and policies keep your information safe

Your information Ngā kōrero mōu

Our processes and policies keep your information safe

We use many measures to ensure your information is kept safe

We understand the information you share with us in the census is important to you and we have a responsibility to treat it with care.

That is why we use many measures to ensure your information is kept safe. In fact, we are legally required to do so.

In accordance with the Data and Statistics Act 2022 and the Privacy Act 2020, we employ ethical, statistical, and best-practice security standards.

We store and process your data securely

Census data is stored in the government private cloud. When the data is processed, we do not identify individuals, which means your identity is protected. We never share your personal information with other organisations.

Your census information makes a difference

The information you provide in your census is used to help iwi, community groups, businesses, councils, and government agencies create change where it is needed the most.

Infographic: how your information is kept safe

Story of the haehae whakarare

To weave the value of inclusion throughout the 2023 Census campaign, our agency Te Takere worked with Te Amokura designer Jhaymeān Terekia to create a tohu; a symbol of people coming together.

We are bound by law to protect your data, by storing it safely and ensuring it is kept confidential.

Collecting your information safely Te tiaki i ngā mōhiotanga mōu i runga i te haumaru

We have processes and systems for collecting data. There are checks you can make to enter your data safely online.  

Your rights with your information Ō tika mō ngā mōhiotanga mōu

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, including any information you supplied in a census form, either on paper or online. You also have the right to correct non-census information we hold about you, or to complain if you believe we have mishandled your information.

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Census data is helping us tailor and target our services to better support Asian people in New Zealand, and advocate to local authorities and central government on issues and policies impacting Asian people and communities.

Ivan Yeo

Deputy Director and Public Health Lead, Asian Family Services