Census - Family types by territorial authority (%) 2001, 2006, 2013

Stats NZ


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.

Data calculation/treatment

This data has been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality.
Figure.NZ calculated percentages based on the 'Total stated' values for each variable. Individual percentages may not sum to 100% and values for the same data may vary in different tables.
Percentages may not be available for smaller areas with confidential values.
Please note the meshblock-level data has been removed to reduce file size.

For more information

Please refer to http://www.stats.govt.nz/Census/2013-census/info-about-the-census/data-user-guide.aspx

Limitations of the data

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.

Changes to data collection/processing

On 6 March 2006 Banks Peninsula District Council combined with the Christchurch City Council. For consistency of time series Banks Peninsula data for 2001 2006 and 2013 have been incorporated under Christchurch City.
On 1 November 2010 Auckland Council became a unitary authority when Auckland regional council area and seven territorial authority areas amalgamated. For the purposes of time series 2001 and 2006 data for these seven territorial authority areas have been incorporated under Auckland.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Census: Meshblock Dataset - Family (percentages) 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 (percentages) 2013

From the dataset Census: Meshblock Dataset - Family (percentages) 2013, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Census-Family (%)
  • Range: D2277:R2345
  • Provided: 618 data points

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.