Data on birthplace is used to develop, monitor, and evaluate settlement programmes for immigrants, and analyse their socio-economic status and demographic characteristics. Government agencies and researchers widely use it, and it is of considerable interest to immigrant groups themselves. It is particularly important given increases in immigration to New Zealand in recent years.
Our current recommendations relating to birthplace
- We recommend that birthplace be included with no changes in the 2018 Census.
See our preliminary view of 2018 Census content (page 25) for a more detailed discussion on birthplace information
See 2013 Census information by variable for information on the birthplace variable