NZ Census: Counting on your co-operation

By Brian Easton In Economy

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21st February, 2013
On Tuesday, March 5, millions of New Zealanders will fill in census forms on behalf of themselves, their children and their dwellings. They will do so out of a civic duty, although given the importance of a comprehensive count of the state of the nation, they also have a statutory requirement to do so. Later, Statistics New Zealand will release the number living in New Zealand and in each location on census night – especially important for drawing up the electorates that underpin our democracy. Then will follow a multitude of tabulations and cross-tabulations of our social characteristics ...

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