Census day approaches
It is just seven weeks until census day on Tuesday, March 5, 2013.
‘‘The 2011 Census was cancelled after the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake, making the 2013 Census arguably one of the most important in recent times,’’ 2013 Census general manager Carol Slappendel said.
Census collectors will visit about 1.8 million homes, delivering 6.4 million census forms (4.6 million individual and 1.8 million dwelling forms), and internet access codes.
Collectors will be encourage people to complete their forms online.
Census collectors will begin delivering internet access codes and paper forms from February 16. Everyone in New Zealand on March 5, must fill in a census form.
‘‘Normally it takes four years to gear up for a census, but for the 2013 Census we have had just two years from the time the 2011 Census was cancelled,’’ Mrs Slappendel said.