Census - Population by hours worked, travel to work, and unpaid activities by Area Unit (%) 2001, 2006, 2013
The census usually resident population count of New Zealand is a count of all people who usually live, and are present, in New Zealand on a given census night. This count excludes visitors from overseas and excludes residents who are temporarily overseas on census night.
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.
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
Census: Meshblock Dataset - Individual Part 3b (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-Individual-Part-3b.csv from the zip file.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Census: Meshblock Dataset - Individual Part 3b (percentages) 2013
From the dataset Census: Meshblock Dataset - Individual Part 3b (percentages) 2013, this data was extracted:
- Sheet: Census-Ind3b (%)
- Provided: 187,858 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.