Transforming the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings presents the issues on the development of a strategic direction and timeline for the transformation of the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings. This development is part of Tomorrow’s Official Population and Social Statistics Programme.
This paper presents issues associated with transforming the New Zealand Census of Population and Dwellings. It proposes a strategic direction and a parallel and phased work programme for the transformation.
The paper begins by outlining why census information is important in New Zealand. It provides some background to censuses in New Zealand and an overview of international trends and research. This is followed by a discussion of Statistics NZ’s strategy for transforming the census, and an outline of the work programme for achieving this.