All set for census
The New Zealand census will take place on March 5.
More than 7000 census collectors will visit 1.8 million homes and deliver 6.4 million census forms to individuals and dwellings.
Collectors will visit every dwelling in the country, including cruise ships, prisons, hospitals and apartments.
Statistics Minister Maurice Williamson says it’s a huge job to collect the information needed by the government and other agencies to plan for the future.
‘‘The 2013 census is likely to be the largest activity undertaken by any government department this year as we seek to count every person in New Zealand,’’ he says.
A team of community liaison advisers are also working to promote the importance of census within Maori, Pacific Island and ethnic communities. These communities have had significant undercounts in previous censuses.
Census collectors will deliver internet access codes and forms from Saturday.