Fri 24 Apr 2015 2:24AM


SD Sophie Davies Public Seen by 217

Absentees (people who were temporarily away from home on census night) are used for internal collection and processing purposes. This information helps us make sure we have an accurate count of the New Zealand population and its families and households. We use information on absentees to help derive household composition, family type, and other family and household variables.

Our current recommendations relating to absentees

  • It is recommended that absentees be collected with no changes in the 2018 Census.

See our preliminary view of 2018 Census content (page 14) for a more detailed discussion on absentees information.

See 2013 Census information by variable for information on the absentees variable.


Camille (facilitator) Wed 29 Apr 2015 8:11PM

Kia ora, hello, and welcome to the 2018 Census discussion on absentees. I am Camille from Statistics New Zealand and I'm here to facilitate open, respectful and inclusive discussion. Click here to introduce yourself on the welcome and introductions page.

We look forward to hearing your comments and suggestions.