Cen­sus of­fers on­line op­tion

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

More than 2 mil­lion cen­sus forms are ex­pected to be com­pleted on­line in the 2013 cen­sus, gen­eral man­ager 2013 cen­sus Carol Slap­pen­del said.

‘‘In 2006, just 7 per cent of com­pleted cen­sus forms were filled out on­line. Statis­tics New Zealand is aim­ing for 35 per­cent in 2013,’’ she said.

‘‘ Com­plet­ing your forms on­line is se­cure, quick, and easy. If ev­ery­one in your house­hold com­pletes their forms on­line, a col­lec­tor may not need to call back.’’

All forms com­pleted on­line will be en­crypted to en­sure your in­for­ma­tion is pro­tected by a high level of se­cu­rity.

The on­line forms can be done in English or Maori.

To do your cen­sus forms on­line you will need an in­ter­net ac­cess code and your pa­per forms. Cen­sus col­lec­tors will de­liver th­ese to ev­ery dwelling in New Zealand be­tween Fe­bru­ary 16 and cen­sus day on March 5, 2013.

On cen­sus day, ev­ery­one in New Zealand must com­plete an in­di­vid­ual cen­sus form.

A form also needs to be com­pleted for ev­ery dwelling.

‘‘The in­for­ma­tion col­lected will be used to make wellinformed de­ci­sions for our coun­try and com­mu­ni­ties in the fu­ture,’’ Ms Slap­pen­del said.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the 2013 Cen­sus see www.cen­sus.govt.nz.

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