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Statement of service performance census

2013 Census of Population and Dwellings multi-year appropriation

Description

Through this output expense, Statistics New Zealand conducts the five-yearly Census of Population and Dwellings, providing an official count of how many people and households there are in New Zealand. This work contributes to the building of trust and confidence in official statistics through the delivery of fit-for-purpose statistical outputs.

It also improves the understanding and use of official statistics, by publishing metadata with statistical releases and ensuring that methods of dissemination match different user needs. The cycle for the 2013 Census differs because it follows directly on from the deferred 2011 Census (due to the Christchurch earthquake). Much of the preparation work for the deferred census has been able to be reused (for example, no further dress rehearsal was required, and some contracts were able to be rolled over).

In 2012/13, the main activity was conducting the Census proper. The main measures of its success will be having a high proportion of residents in the country on the night counted by the census (ie, the coverage rate), and having a high proportion of residents return their completed form (ie, the response rate). In 2013/14 the main activity will be completion of data processing, release of official census counts and completion of the 2013 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES).

Scope

The appropriation is limited to conducting the 2013 Census, and the administration and management of the ongoing census programme, as required under the Statistics Act 1975.

The planning and delivery of the Census of Population and Dwellings is normally phased over a five-year cycle.

Performance information

Performance measure

Performance standard

2011/12 Actual

2012/13 Actual

National coverage rate for the 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings.

 98%

(98% coverage rate achieved in 2005/06)

Not applicable(1)

2013 Census PES results not yet available(1)

National response rate for the 2013 Census of
Population and Dwellings

95%

(94.8% coverage rate achieved in 2005/06)

Not applicable(1)

2013 Census PES results not yet available(1)

Footnote 1. Explanation of significant variance: The final response rate for the 2013 Census is not known at this time. The performance measures for the 2013 Census of 'national response rate' and 'national coverage rate' are measured through the PES. The results of the PES are not available until March 2014.

The 2013 Census of Population and Dwellings was held on 5 March 2013.

Data processing is currently underway, with census data used to calculate the number of general and Māori electorates on 7 October 2013. The first census information is scheduled for release on 3 December 2013.

Due to the fact that we have not yet run the 2013 Census Post Enumeration Survey, the information for the main measures of the 2013 Census success is not currently available.  

 2012 Actual

 

 2013 Actual

 2013 Supplementary estimates

 2013 Main estimates

 $000

 

 $000

 $000

 $000

 6,340

 Revenue from the Crown

 53,280

 56,742

53,700 

 -

 Other revenue

 -

 -

 -

 6,340

 Total operating revenue

 53,280

 56,742

 53,700

 6,340

 Total output expenditure

 53,280

 56,742

 53,700

 -

 Net operating surplus/(deficit)

 -

 -

 -

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