Family types in Opotiki District, New Zealand
2001, 2006 & 2013 Census years, number of family nuclei
A family nucleus comprises a couple with or without child(ren), or one parent and their child(ren) whose usual residence is in the same household; the children do not have partners or children of their own living in that household. Included are people who were absent on census night but who usually live in a particular dwelling, and are members of a family nucleus in that dwelling, as long as they were reported as being absent by the reference person on the dwelling form.
This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not sum to totals and values for the same data may vary in different tables.
Please note the meshblock-level data has been removed by Figure.NZ to reduce file size.
For more information
Please refer to http://archive.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census/info-about-the-census/data-user-guide.aspx
Changes to data collection/processing
This time series is irregular. Because the 2011 Census was cancelled after the Canterbury earthquake on 22 February 2011 the gap between this census and the last one is seven years. The change in the data between 2006 and 2013 may be greater than in the usual five-year gap between censuses. Be careful when comparing trends.
Data provided by
Census: Meshblock Dataset - Family (absolute values) 2013
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Total New Zealand', under the '2013 Census meshblock dataset – CSV files' heading.
Extract the 2013-mb-dataset-Total-New-Zealand-Family.csv from the zip file.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Census: Meshblock Dataset - Family (absolute values) 2013
From the dataset Census: Meshblock Dataset - Family (absolute values) 2013, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Census-Family
- Provided: 828 data points
This data forms the table Census - Family types by territorial authority 2001, 2006, 2013.
Dataset originally released on:
April 02, 2014
Purpose of collection
The census is the official count of how many people and dwellings there are in New Zealand. It takes a snapshot of the people in New Zealand and the places where we live.
Population information from the census helps determine how billions of dollars of government funding is spent in the community. It is used to make decisions about services such as hospitals, schools, roads, public transport, recreational facilities. Census information is used to decide electorate boundaries. It is also used by councils, community groups and businesses to plan for the future.