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2013 Census methodology and research

This page has links to information about how we treat census data, research new ways to collect it, and calculate the number of electorates in New Zealand.

Collecting and processing census data

Understanding substitution and imputation in the 2013 Census (published 27 May 2014)
Summarises the processes and methods used during the collection and processing of census forms to create substitute individual and dwelling records, and to impute specific variables.

2013 Census collection methods (published 27 May 2014)
Explains the collections process and the challenges faced when trying to count everyone in New Zealand in the 2013 Census.

Online census

2013 Census mail-out district: A census data collection pilot (published 27 May 2014)
Outlines the processes we used to run the mail-out district pilot during the 2013 Census, the key lessons we learned from it, and recommendations for the next census.

Online response in the 2013 Census: Respondent behaviours and characteristics (published 11 March 2014)
Research about behaviours and characteristics of people who completed the 2013 Census online.

Investigating the value of providing a census Internet option for small mobile devices (published 2012)
Presents research on ways that people access the Internet on small mobile devices.

Confidentiality

2013 Census confidentiality rules and how they are applied (published 2013)
Information about how we apply the confidentiality rules to 2013 Census data.

2013 Census confidentiality rules – summary of changes from 2006 (published 2013)
Information on how the confidentiality rules and procedures that Statistics NZ uses for census data have changed since 2006.

Electorate allocation

The mathematics of electorate allocation in New Zealand based on the outcome of the 2013 Census and Māori Electoral Option 2013 (published 2013)
Outlines how the number of electorates in New Zealand is calculated.

Updated 27 May 2014

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