The census happens every 5 years. The census gives Statistics New Zealand lots of information about the people who live in New Zealand.

Statistics New Zealand is part of the Government. The census is where we count all people
and dwellings in New Zealand. Dwellings are places where people live.
Dwellings are places like:

  • houses
  • apartments
  • flats.

The 2018 census is happening on March 6 2018. Everyone must take part in the census.

People First New Zealand has worked together with Statistics New Zealand to make Easy Read information about filling out the census.

You can find the Easy Read information here.