Improving the way we collect your information
In 2018, we’re aiming for most people in New Zealand to take part in the census online.
Your household will be sent an access code that will allow you to set up forms for everyone in the household using a tablet, phone, or desktop computer. Everyone will be able to complete their own information securely, without other people in the household seeing each other’s responses.
We have built new systems to run the census online. We’ve checked and tested that the systems and processes we have designed are robust, so that we can meet our commitment to look after and store your information securely.
If you choose to take part in the census using our paper forms, we will process the information in a secure facility and combine it with the information we have collected online. This will enable us to build a complete picture of the people who are in New Zealand on census day, and the places they live.
Find out more about how we look after information at Stats NZ.