Fri 24 Apr 2015 2:18AM


SD Sophie Davies Public Seen by 247

Name is 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. Name of occupants is used to ensure that the individual forms completed in a dwelling match the people listed on the dwelling form.

Our current recommendations relating to name

  • Collecting name is required by law under the Statistics Act 1975, so must be included in the census.

  • No changes are recommended for name.

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


Camille (facilitator) Wed 29 Apr 2015 8:13PM

Kia ora, hello, and welcome to the 2018 Census discussion on Name. 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.


Greg Stephens Thu 30 Apr 2015 10:22PM

Name information could be usefully reported. Particularly as a comparative dataset to DIA's top 100 names per annum.


Derek Robson Fri 1 May 2015 1:28AM

It wouild be interesting to see how many people use there legal name and how many use a diffrent name in day to day usage.

Very few offical forms allow for a prefered name along side a leagl name, maybe they should.