2018 Census

Welcome to the 2018 Census content discussion forum!

Engagement and consultation closed on the 30th of June 2015. Any further submissions will be considered for future censuses but not for 2018 Census content

The 2018 New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings will take place five years after it was last held in 2013. The census is the official count of how many people and dwellings there are in New Zealand.

Information from the census helps determine how billions of dollars of government funding is spent in the community. It is used to help make decisions about which services are needed and where they should be, such as hospitals, kōhanga reo, schools, roads, public transport, and recreational facilities. Census information is used by councils, community groups, iwi, and businesses to plan for the future.

Statistics NZ has developed a preliminary view of content for the 2018 Census. While there is scope for some new content, we need to balance changing information needs with comparing data over time. The online discussions are structured around topics, including proposed changes as a starting point for discussion.

Nau mai haere mai ki tēnei kaupapa kōrero. E ki ai te whakatauaki ‘Nāu te rourou kōrero, nāku te rourou kōrero, ka ora ai te kaupapa nei.’

Your views matter

We encourage you to share your views and develop thinking about the content of the census. We recommend you read the Preliminary view of 2018 Census content before participating.

The discussion forum on Loomio has now been extended until 30 Jun 2015.

Your discussions will be considered as an input to final decision making.

Your best opportunity to influence census content is to make a submission. Statistics NZ will use this 2018 Census content determination framework to make final decisions on content.

The formal submission period is open from 18 May until 30 Jun 2015. You can make a formal submission through this link.

Now get started

First up - go to the Welcome and Introductions page and introduce yourself

You can then go to the topics/ subgroups on your right and start discussing. ------------------------------------------------------------->

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